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    digital tuners - which one?

    hello folks,

    wanting to get a digital tuner, probably of the dual variety, for use with vista mce. any suggestions as to a good one? either going to get a usb or pci one. not decided yet...

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    Re: digital tuners - which one?

    Nova-T 500 is the one I've got and that seems to work ok Only install the drivers though - the apps are awful!
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    Re: digital tuners - which one?

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    Re: digital tuners - which one?

    Another vote for the nova-T 500 MCE here.

    Seeing as Vista already has media control embedded within through the media centre side of things you only need the drivers and not the hauppauge supplied software.

    Then you'll be up and running with dual freeview tuner support which is great. A word of warning though - invest in more hard-drives as you'll start recording things left, right and centre like I do all the time.

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    Re: digital tuners - which one?

    thanks for the advice...

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    Re: digital tuners - which one?

    Terratec do a digital dual tuner with PCIe
    Using one in the media centre downstairs and its been great
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: digital tuners - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Terratec do a digital dual tuner with PCIe
    Using one in the media centre downstairs and its been great
    +1.

    With tuners it pretty much either works or doesn't work. The Terratec works fine here, as does the Black Gold in my HTPC. I'd put connectivity above everything else between the 2 products - do you want PCIe or PCI.

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    Re: digital tuners - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Terratec do a digital dual tuner with PCIe
    Using one in the media centre downstairs and its been great
    +1.

    With tuners it pretty much either works or doesn't work. The Terratec works fine here, as does the Black Gold in my HTPC. I'd put connectivity above everything else between this and the Nova-T 500 - do you want PCIe or PCI. I picked the Terratec to take the card away from my graphics card, which was overheating with the full-size Black Gold right next to it.

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    Re: digital tuners - which one?

    DigiTV from nebula electronics British company and you can buy direct, software is pretty damn good.

    www.nebula-electronics.com
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    Re: digital tuners - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAteKeeper View Post
    DigiTV from nebula electronics British company and you can buy direct, software is pretty damn good.

    www.nebula-electronics.com
    I use one of those in my main rig, and it rocks.
    Only problem is, if its being used for a media centre, there are a lot cheaper alternatives available. With MCE/whatever powering the front end, as long as the drivers work, nothing else really matters.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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