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#191019 20-Jan-2016 11:56
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Many many years ago I use to have a Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-TD-500 which was a dual tunner DVB-T PCI card.  This was great and I never had any issues with recording Freeview. I am now thinking about getting another card / DVB-T capture device.  What are people using these days and what would people recommend?


I see a lot of USB capture devices, are these any good?





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  #1475293 20-Jan-2016 12:19
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Depends how much you want to spend.  I moved from a nova-t to a HD HomeRun.  While it costs more, it's a lot more flexible (took my next pvr install from on a dedicated box to a virtual machine, and the tuners can also be used by other machines).



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  #1475319 20-Jan-2016 12:53
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I use dirt cheap USB sticks off deal extreme. Worked great just plugging in and pressing scan in windows media center.



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  #1475334 20-Jan-2016 13:09
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I have a spare HVR-2200 you can have for $80 plus postage - dual tuner pci-x - only has the full height bracket though.

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  #1475347 20-Jan-2016 13:18
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Most people moved to devices like the HDHomerun years ago. So many advantages over a PCI card.



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  #1482945 1-Feb-2016 16:05
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Thanks for the replies.  I think that a device like the HDHomerun does sound like it will fit my needs a bit better.  At least with one of them I won't need to have a cable running across the room to my pc and other devices can benefit from it.  More than I was initially budgeting for but I think it makes more sense.

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