- At least dual tuners, quad if possible.
- Not interested in Satellite, but I don't care if it's included.
- Recording to a real format, not some obscure rubbish that only their in-house software can decipher. Hopefully something that can be easily converted, and includes multi channel sound etc.
Also, what's the driver/software situation like with these cards? Do I expect an invasive software suite with a bunch of extra services running, or can it be simple drivers and Windows Media Centre for viewing?