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Which tv-tuner card for my htpc?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by benwi, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. benwi

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    I'm thinking of getting a tv-tuner card for my htpc since I want to be able to get a better picture when watching sports on my pt-ae100. I now use the composite input and that is far from good. Which card should I get or is there a better solution?
     
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    What is your original source? If it is a set top box with a SCART socket then you can certainly improve on the image quality if your PC capture card supports S-video input.

    I've put some info here on the web, you will need an RGB to s-video converter box to do this. but for the ultimate quality you want a PC digital TV card, I use the ITV digital version, but I have no real knowledge of the satellite equivalent. With one of these cards and a good source you can get to close to DVD quality on your projector. The problem is a lot of TV sources are quite poor quality, which you won't necessarily notice normally, but with a front projector it becomes painfully obvious.

    As you will see on my web site, analogue TV tuner cards are not much good - I only have direct experience of the ATI Radeon AIW card, but from other info I have seen there is no analogue card available which is significantly better than an AIW - they are all much the same, and definitely well below the quality of a good TV.
     
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    For Free-To-Air channels nothing betters NOVA-T. It is significant improvement over any analogue TV card, especially on large projected screens.
     
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    Benwi
    is u do decide u want a RGB-S-Video converter i have one forsale

    regards

    richard
     
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    fatrich - if benwi is not interested I may be. How much are you looking for it?

    Cheers
     
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    hi i think i have just sold it , i put it on the classifieds forum and it has provisionally gone for £25.00 inc post, if he backs out would u still be interested?

    regards

    richard
     
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    That's the right card for Digital Terrestrial TV, have U checked that your area is supposed to have coverage?

    Even if it is you may still find you need a masthead preamp to get it to work well.
     

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