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Does anyone have any experience with HDTV tuner cards?

 
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#0 andrekw




Joined: 06 Nov 2007
Posts: 35

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Does anyone have any experience with HDTV tuner cards? Reply with quote

I'm trying to figure out if this card is worth the buy.

KWorld HDTV Digital TV Tuner PCI Card

all comments welcome.

Thanks
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#1 olivenesslove




Joined: 05 Nov 2007
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like a descent card. I don't know the model number but you may want to look for the unit that outputs CVBS or a unit that also outputs HDMI.
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#2 Spartan




Joined: 11 Sep 2006
Posts: 99

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Hauppauge HVR-1600. Works great for pulling in OTA broadcasts....
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#3 lanphamjr




Joined: 09 Nov 2006
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really recommend the Hauppauge HVR-1600. It's the one I'm currently using in my HTPC. It works great. I think it's actually on sale at Fry's right now. $79 - $30 mail in rebate. So it's only $49 after MIR. It's a super deal. It does a great job pulling in OTA ATSC broadcasts. Also I would recommend buying SnapStream Medias Beyond TV. It's a little expensive, but totally worth it.

Another good card is the HVR-1800 nicer because it uses PCI-E and stays a little cooler. The only problem is you really should have XP Media Center or Vista Home Premium or better to use it. It's mainly built for Windows Media Center.

I really hope this helps. Good luck.

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#4 draguse




Joined: 20 Nov 2007
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went with KWorld ATSC 315U HDTV TV Box
Model No.VS-ATSC 315U

The big thing you're looking for if you want to receive HD channels is Clear QAM. This box supports that. It isn't an internal card, but that's not all bad as you can attach it via USB to a laptop or desktop CPU.
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#5 jackbauer




Joined: 16 Jul 2007
Posts: 64
Location: Earth

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using KWORLD ATSC 110 for about 1 year, it works great so far, almost all channels are clear. Not sure if this one can accept cable HDTV (QAM), but i'm only using indoor antenna and I'm on second floor. The software that comes with it is not so smooth on my desktop but I'm using WatchHDTV free software that u can download from the net.
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#6 icyx




Joined: 27 Nov 2006
Posts: 29

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cousin has the same Tuner as #5, seems clear whenever i went to watch some games there. Not sure about the price, but i think it's recommendable.
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