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Master Geek

#44727 28-Oct-2009 21:53
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Hi All,

Just after some quick advice...I have an HP media centre with an analogue TV tuner, I want to replace this ideally with the WinTV Nova T 500HD TV Tuner (DVB-T).

My PC:

P4 3.4 GHz with Hyper-threading
ATI Radeon X300 (PCI-E with 256MB RAM)
Windows XP Media Centre

I don't care so much about HD, just so long as I get good quality TV on my secondary monitor in the office.

If my PC is not up to spec, I was considering the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-3000 TV Tuner...

I have read some discussions about older machines and the Nova T 500 not working. I do have Sky and dish so this would be another option.

I have line of site to Mt. Kaukau so thought DVB-T would be my best option.

Cheers, Brad

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Ultimate Geek


  #268812 31-Oct-2009 15:28
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First thing, Windows 7 will be the way to go for DVB-T.

DVB-T recording will be fine on that hardware. Playing it back will be the issue with your current graphics card. I would suggest getting a Nvidia 9400GT when you are shopping for your DVB-T tuner. I have recently switched from ATI to Nvidia as I never got TV3 working (without 30 second mutant corruption problems) even on high end 4K series ATI cards.

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