I was wondering if External Tv Tuners could be as good as as internal one?
I just installed a graphics card into my computer that I've been building myself. Only I realized I used the only PCI express slot for my graphics card so there isn't any room for an internal TV Tuner I had my eye on (Hauppage HVR2200)
So I wonder, is an exteral/USB TV Tuner going to have any significant disadvantages? I don't mind paying a little extra for a better external device.
If an external Tuner is going to be either a) impractical or b) stupidly expensive in comparison.
then how can I get an internal TV Tuner if I don't have space?
Is there any way to get additional PCIe space into my computer?
I read somewhere else that I would really need a PCIe to get a tv tuner into the computer. I want my computer to be able to get Freeview if I get a tuner so I thought I would ask the question here. Although could I get an analog tuner that would work in a PCI slot? (really a last resort as I want to ditch my massive TV to replace with a tv capable computer, I just bought a new lcd screen for)
So are there any significant disadvantages to using an external TV Tuner? and if so what other options do I have?
Bascially I'm a complete novice but i'm plodding along with building my own system, details are listed in my signature.
Thanks in Advance.