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Old 03-17-02, 03:27 PM
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hidef tv tuner for the pc

wasn't there something about a high definition tv tuner card for the pc? doesn anyone have one and like it?
Old 03-17-02, 03:39 PM
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Hauppage makes 3 (2 for US digital, 1 for European digital).

http://www.hauppauge.com/html/products.htm#digital
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does the wintv-hd pick up high def channels? or do i need a separate (expensive) antenna?
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My guess would be yes since the WinTV-D does. WinTV-HD looks like it's an advanced WinTV-D.
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well, after some research, i found out that the hauppauge (pronounced haupo) isn't that recommended. cnet gives it a 5/10.

there are 2 other cards that are better recommended.

AccessDTV which is proprietary but allows you to watch in a window.

Hipix which is open (?) but needs to be full screen.

both have more robust recording like tivo than the hauppauge wintv HD.

all three cost about $400.

after all that, i've decided to not get any until they get a little better. the hipix sounds better but i'd really like to be able to watch in a window.

any opinions?
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I have to check, but I think my Geforce 4 Ti 4600 came with one integrated. Cost me $400.
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I'm not sure if they are publicly available, but look for Conexant HD tuner cards. The prototype name was Foghorn, but I'm not sure if these are publicly available.

We have a few here at work, and they work great.

FYI: HD TV is broadcast over UHF frequencies, so with a good (powered recommended) UHF antenna you should be able to pick up local broadcast channels.
We've got around 6-8 channels last time I looked.

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