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    reccomend me a TV card.

    hello, im looking for a decent-ish digital TV card for my PC, looking for one thats able to record TV to my HDD, i dont have any idea where to start at all...

    so any links would be good

    thanks

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    I would reccomend virtually any Nova-t card! I have one and love it

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    thanks alot mate , any other suggestions?

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    Black Gold every single time.

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    Black Gold or Nova-T are both good cards.

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    i'll have a look into prices of them

    thanks guys

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    http://www.blackgold.tv/

    Get my vote, I have two and they work great under XP and MCE.

    Not sure about others.

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    ok thanks

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    Another vote for the Black Gold, fantastic quality.

    I think I'm right however in saying that the single tuner card won't work under Vista (and is unlikely to in future), so that might be something to thing about.

    The Black Gold dual tuner card will work fine though.

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    I'm not going to get vista for quite a while anyway

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    all current single-tuner cards are effectively identical anyway - philips tuner plus conexant cx88 chipset

    the blackgold and nova-t included (i.e. you can use either's drivers or apps without noticing a difference)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skillian View Post
    Another vote for the Black Gold, fantastic quality.

    I think I'm right however in saying that the single tuner card won't work under Vista (and is unlikely to in future), so that might be something to thing about.

    The Black Gold dual tuner card will work fine though.
    Apparently 2 of them don't work (though they have new drivers for Vista now), but a single card certainly does. I can vouch for that.

    There are however no 64-bit drivers available yet, that I'm aware of.

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    Nebula are very good cards with great support

    http://www.nebula-electronics.com/

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    Can also rate the Nebula cards, been using one for around 2 years now with no problems or complaints

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    Lets see, what have i got.

    Nebula DigiTV - Probably one of the best if you are going to use their won software. If not, then it is over priced. Their own software it pretty good these days and will continue to get better. It works will all their products.

    KWorld DTV 100 - Apparently this is a cracking card. There wa some discussion of it on the Linux-DVB mailing list, very good hardware for the price.

    Twinham Visionplus DTV - Again, this is apparently very good, but i haven't used it in ages, it ended up in my Mums PC for some strage reason.

    Hauppauge Nova-T 500 - Using this just now. Channel changing is nice and fast, so is scanning. Runs a lot cooler than two regular cards as is it really just two USB tuners and a USB controller on a PCI card. Although this means there can be USB driver issues.

    I'm not sure if it is the card that is causing problems with MediaPortal, or the box itself. I really need to spend some time seeing what is causing my system crashes

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    well...after i sell my PSP i may HAVE to buy one of those 4

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