TV tuner cards

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Crylynx

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Hi all was thinking of purchasing a tv tuner card.
Hauppauge WinTV-Go Plus PCI Card
Wanted to know if i would benifit going with this and my agp card.
My agp card captures as well.
thx all
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Only you can decide if you are going to benifit from installing a tv capture card, but if you wish to watch tv on your pc, record and copy tv programs then why not.
 

Crylynx

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Well I watch tv on it now and was wandering if I would get a better quality of picture using 2 cards. My computer is hooked to a 50inch sony grandwega.
 
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Two suggestions,

If you decide to purchase that card, plan on purchasing a copy of BeyondTV to maximize it's potential in the future.

Otherwise, I'd suggest purchasing either a Hauppuage PVR-250, a PVR-150, or for the cheapest alternative a eVGA NVTV, so that you might enjoy the increased compatability and benifits of a hardware based tuner. With a hardware - encoding card, you can use Media-portal, SageTV, GotTV, BeyondTV, or tons of other HTPC programs. With Software-encoding cards, your software options are very limited.
 
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Just read your comment,
Well I watch tv on it now and was wandering if I would get a better quality of picture using 2 cards.
It depends, all cards are a bit different in their output. I suggest you google for reviews on any models you might think of purchasing, the reviews always seem to give picture comparisons of the output.
 
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