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    Terratec or Leadtek tuner card?

    Just wondering if anyone in the Hexus community had any experience of either of the following cards:

    Leadtek WinFast DTV2000H Hybrid Dual TV Tuner
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    Terratec Cinergy 2400i DT - Twin DVB-T Digital Card

    I've narrowed it down to those two as I'm running XP x64 edition and hoping to use mediaportal so they are the only two dual tuner cards I can find that have x64 drivers and are compatible. The Leadtek one is half the price, so being cheap I'm leading towards that! So any advice or should I be heading over to an AV forum for help?

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    Well, bear in mind that the Leadtek has only one digital tuner, and complements that with an analogue, so if you want to watch and record Freeview channels at the same time, then the Terratec's a better bet.

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    I've got the 2400i DT and it's everything you'd need in a TV dual tuner... not much more to say really - it just works. I haven't used it in Vista x64 though, but there's nothing to suggest there will be any problems.
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    Wait...a Terratec product that actually works?

    I'm going to call the newspapers, this is big.

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    hauppauge nova-t 500?

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    hauppauge nova-t 500?
    There driver page was completely ambiguous as to the drivers supporting x64, so I was put off all the Hauppauge cards. Do they work fine in XP x64 then?

    Quote Originally Posted by badger View Post
    Wait...a Terratec product that actually works?
    Had troubles with a few? Hopefully not the 2400i DT, let me know if it was...

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    Well, bear in mind that the Leadtek has only one digital tuner, and complements that with an analogue, so if you want to watch and record Freeview channels at the same time, then the Terratec's a better bet.
    And I thought "Hybrid Dual TV Tuner" actually meant "Hybrid Dual TV Tuner" not just one digital tuner and one analogue tuner. That rules that one out then!

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    I've got the 2400i DT and it's everything you'd need in a TV dual tuner... not much more to say really - it just works. I haven't used it in Vista x64 though, but there's nothing to suggest there will be any problems.
    Sounds good, definitely top of my list. I just hope the postcode checker isn't lying about getting digital...

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