Any thoughts guys and girls?
sbiddle: If you want a network tuner it's the best option around. The big question you need to answer if whether you want a network tuner.
freitasm: HDHomeRun wound up winning the votes in the Five Best TV Tuner last week on Lifehacker. I have one and it is still the best option instead of bothering opening a PC and installing things (or using a USB adapter).
mm1352000: In America over-the-air (OTA) broadcasts (ATSC) and unencrypted cable TV still mostly use MPEG 2 for video and AC3 for audio. The transcode to h.264 can be useful in that context for saving space without visible loss of quality, and for compatibility with modern mobile devices. Our DVB-T broadcasts here use h.264 encoded video already so transcoding is not so useful. I'm not even sure that the new HDHR TC can do h.264 to h.264 transcoding...