So, are there any reliable tuners out there? Pinnacle? Hauppauge? any of them good?
link2007: so what tuning software do i need? dvbviewer?
sbiddle: The issue isn't the tuner, it's the software. Building a PVR isn't something for the faint hearted or for somebody who doesn't have time to tinker. Once you have a stable setup then things do work well.
As for tuner cards it's pretty IMHO it's hard to go past Hauppauge. Both the Nova T 500 and HVR2200 do a good job.
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