Best card for tv recording? (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
January 26, 2006
I'm not looking to hook up my directv box to my htpc for tv watching. (bad picture quilty, plus I can't control the box with my system). I mostly want to record tv shows and watch it later (PVR). What card do you guys suggest that will give high quilty recordings and is dirt cheap.

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Portal Pro
January 29, 2006
Denver, CO USA
IMHO... from what I've seen the ATi Theatre 550 based cards have the best analog quality followed closely by the Hauppauge cards.
However, ATi hasn't made all the programming details available for their chipset. The Hauppauge info is easier to get so the developers can support it better.

Since you don't need a TV tuner you may be able to use some sort of video capture device that plugs into a USB 2.0 port.. At least with the right drivers anyway.

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