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Need a tv-card...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Curious, 8 Mar 2006.

  1. Curious

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Feb 2006

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    Location: Copenhagen Denmark

    Say, what is the best tv-card I can buy from OcUK?
     
  2. BigDom

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Birmingham

    Do you have a budget and are you putting it in an XP or MC PC?
     
  3. Curious

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Feb 2006

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    Location: Copenhagen Denmark

    I have no budget limiting. I plan to stick it into a windows 64bit system.
     
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  4. Curious

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Feb 2006

    Posts: 275

    Location: Copenhagen Denmark

    Anybody got any ideas? Are most of the cards A ok with no big difference or should I be carefull at selecting a good one?
     
  5. andy2k

    Hitman

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    Location: Swindon, UK

    Do you want a digital one (freeview?) or one with inputs?
     
  6. Curious

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Feb 2006

    Posts: 275

    Location: Copenhagen Denmark

    Sorry.. I am just really in the dark when it comes to tv-cards and tv-standards and what not.

    My system will be windows 64 bit and my screen will be a NEC MultiSync® LCD20WGX2 20.1" Widescreen.

    As I don't now much about tv-cards one card looks as good as the other to me when reading about them.

    It would be nice to have a card I would be happy to own, even in 2 or three years time if not longer.

    So I guess the question is, wich one is the best and able to do the most?
     
  7. danoliver1

    Mobster

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    Location: MANC-chester

    leadtek dvt1000 = cheap, great picture, radio, digital terrestrial tv well recommended ;)
     
  8. Curious

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Feb 2006

    Posts: 275

    Location: Copenhagen Denmark

    I can hook up any tv-cable to this thing? Not that I suspect i have anything but the most common.

    If it is so I will heed your suggestion :)
     
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  9. BigDom

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Birmingham

    Biggest problem is I'm not sure how many of us know which cards work under XP64. XP64 and TV cards is a very unusual combination.
     
  10. Curious

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Feb 2006

    Posts: 275

    Location: Copenhagen Denmark

    Yeah, I can imagine. Main use of the PC is gaming. I thought I would throw in the possibility of tv-reception too, as I am actually out of tvs at the moment :)
     
  11. young lad

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

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    Location: mansfield

    Sorry to add to your thread but,
    Do you need to add anything to anywhere other than your pc to have a tv tuner card? or do i need 2 add airels ect ?
     
  12. Curious

    Gangster

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    Location: Copenhagen Denmark

    Feel free to add all you want :)
     
  13. Alty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Oct 2004

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    Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

    Nebula Digitv - best tv card out there imo!