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Topic # 24820 3-Aug-2008 21:43
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It seems to me that USB TV tuners might be good idea as they are easier to install and can swap to my laptop if I want. And the prices are almost always identical. But I am more or less concern about the performance and reliability about a USB devices, are the USB tuners almost as good as PCI ones?

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  Reply # 153892 3-Aug-2008 22:03
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I had this it was fantastic

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Reply # 153895 3-Aug-2008 22:16
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I have two here - one is coming on a review tomorrow. Thy are both good and deliver what they promise.

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  Reply # 153914 4-Aug-2008 00:26
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I've had no issues with my Hauppauge HVR900

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  Reply # 154014 4-Aug-2008 13:49
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scottjpalmer: I've had no issues with my Hauppauge HVR900

Yep another vote here HVR900 been running 100% faultless alongside some other cards HVR2200 and HVR1100

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  Reply # 154107 4-Aug-2008 20:00
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Thanks for all the feedbacks, now got a HVR900H, installalation went smooth but no luck in finding a single channel using antenna go with the package.

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  Reply # 154111 4-Aug-2008 20:11
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Well just to add my contrary experience. I have a 900H and it's not that reliable. Using gbpvr and an external UFH antenna I am able to tune into all the DVB-T channels. But I lose the tuner occasionally, requiring a reboot. This manifests itself when gbpvr records 0 bytes files, restarts once and then I end up with nothing recorded. I have tried a number of different USB ports on the PC but it still occurs.

I might try on another PC but in the meantime I have purchased a WinTV Nova-T 500HD to see it's more reliable. I reported this in the gbpvr forum and sub noted that occasionally USB tuners do behave like that sometimes. Guess you folks must be lucky or I have a flaky unit.


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