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Will I be able to record digital TV on my HTPC?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by peterj1974, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. peterj1974

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    Hello,
    I have a Sony WEGA TV with inbuilt digital tuner and I'll soon be building my first HTPC to connect to this TV. I've trawled through the forums to find out what components I need. I plan on using a Hauppage WinTV PVR500MCE card. I'm a bit confused about what I will actually be able to do with this. I understand that I can view/pause/record analogue TV but can I also do the same with Digital TV. If not, what do I need so that my HTPC can act as a PVR for digital TV.

    Thanks for your help

    Pete
     
  2. probedb

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    If it has a digital tuner then yes it'll do it. Otherwise just hunt around for a digital tuner card. I use a Nebula DigiTV myself :)
     
  3. Mr.D

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    I'd not bother with a haupage and get the nebula instead .

    The winTV cards have analogue tuners. They are useful if you want to record Sky or other external analogue sources but thats about it.

    The nebula is a freeview tuner (digital) and its also one of the best PVR solutions out there.

    Only downside is no MCE compatability yet.
     

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