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    What TV card for Vista?

    Looking for a digital TV card compatable with vista.

    Would like hardware encoding.

    Looked at the Haupague 1300 but no mention of vista compatability. Anyone here got one?

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    My Compro T200 works beautifully, far better than in XP. Just got the drivers of their website and away it went, all channels found (even ones apparently unavailable in XP) it works superbly in Media Centre.
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    Has it got a hardware encoder for recording?

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    When I was running Vista I had my Nova-T 500 running great. Twin DVB-T tuners on a PCI card, no need to worry about encoding then as the stream is MPEG2 anyway.

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    The 1300 is Vista compatible, same goes for just about every current Hauppauge card.

    See here: http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/pages/sup...t_new_mce.html

    EDIT: those are the MCE drivers and don't come with the WinTV software, here is the complete driver and software pack:
    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/pages/sup...w_xpvista.html

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    How about this one, the terrate cinnergy 2400. It's PCI express, so you'll have something to plug into the slot at last, and its a dual tuner, so you can watch something, while taping something else, or just tape 2 things at the one time!

    Here's a link for a place selling it, i'm not recommending the place, cause I've never used them, but i'm recommending the card!

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=314603

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    If you think that you may only want dual tuners in the future, buy one with dual tuners now.

    For some crazy reason Vista only supports a single TV tuner card whereas MCE would support multiple cards.....
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    The cinnergy 2400 or the Compro T200 aren't very useful if you actually need the hardware analogue encoding of the HVR-1300.

    Although if you are just looking for terrestrial TV, then a regular DVB-T card is definitely a better option. Dual tuner cards are a good idea too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbow360 View Post
    How about this one, the terrate cinnergy 2400. It's PCI express, so you'll have something to plug into the slot at last, and its a dual tuner, so you can watch something, while taping something else, or just tape 2 things at the one time!

    Here's a link for a place selling it, i'm not recommending the place, cause I've never used them, but i'm recommending the card!

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=314603
    I use this card and its been solid since day one
    Its sitting in my dads media centre downstairs as we speak.

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    If you think that you may only want dual tuners in the future, buy one with dual tuners now.

    For some crazy reason Vista only supports a single TV tuner card whereas MCE would support multiple cards.....
    Thats mad, I didnt know that
    Well there goes my plan for one uber media centre with 360's serving as extenders
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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