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Topic # 26020 9-Sep-2008 20:31
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Hi all
I'm thinking of upgrading my DVB-T tuner.
I'm currently using a Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900 (external usb tuner) and I've noticed that my framerate drops significantly when I plug other usb devices in which is becoming quite annoying.

So I reckon an internal one like HVR-3000 or HVR-4000 is the way to go. Are there any major differences in performance between these cards?
Or is there another brand I don't know about that is way better?
Is there a clear "Best" card?

I'm running Windows Vista with 3200+ Cpu and an Nvidia 7600GS AGP (I know, no hardware acceleration with this but it helps with the framerate a little I think).

Thanks in advance!

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  Reply # 163385 9-Sep-2008 22:26
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For DVB-T only look no further than the Nova T 500 HD or the HVR-2200. Both dual tuner.

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  Reply # 163437 10-Sep-2008 08:20
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Thanks for the reply exDee.
I think I read that that the HVR-2200 requires a PCI-e slot. I don't think my motherboard has one, whats the best after those two? :D

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  Reply # 163439 10-Sep-2008 08:35
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Nova T 500 is PCI.

HVR3000 and HVR4000 are DVB-T + DVB-S but only have a single tuner. There are only 4 TV tuner cards I would recommend - Nova T 500, HVR2200, HVR3000/4000 and the HVR900 for USB.

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