Need advise on TV Tuner Card for Windows XP Pro MCE 2005 Edition

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Arawak, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Arawak

    Arawak Guest

    I currently have an ATI All in Wonder 9800 128M AGP card installed and
    I'm running Windows XP Pro Media Center Edition 2005.
    I want to add a TV Tuner card to take advantage of the OS.
    Which is the best inexpensive card you could suggest?
    I have read various reviews on MCE systems which claimed problems with
    Hauppauge cards and I have come across a list of compatible cards
    recommended by Microsoft but wanted feedback on any experience with
    homebuilt systems.
    Thanks in advance.
    Arawak, Apr 20, 2005
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  2. I don't know if this might help, but plenty of cards and reviews.
    Annette Kurten, Apr 20, 2005
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  3. Arawak

    Arawak Guest

    Arawak, Apr 21, 2005
  4. Charles Linquist, Apr 21, 2005
  5. Arawak

    Marc Guest

    I'm using the cheap Hauppauge card - the one with stereo. I believe it's one
    up from cheapest.

    If you get it, may be worth a call to them to get the drivers they say will
    work rather than the XP ones you get with it or are normally on their Web

    Finally, when I started using XP, every so often the screen would go to a
    scrambled picture. After a number of calls and a swapped card, they were of
    no help. What worked was running the program in the 98/ME compatibility
    mode. Haven't had a problem since.

    FM radio that's part of the thing is quite decent. Keep in mind that you
    most likely you are going to have to feed the TV part with a cable box or
    something with gain. It doesn't seem to work with over the air signals.

    Marc, Apr 21, 2005
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