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    Default Which Tuner?

    Model
    Brand VisionTek
    Model VTK-THMCE550P
    Specifications
    Video Decoder ATI Theater 550 Pro ASIC
    TV Tuner Yes
    FM Tuner Yes
    Remote Control Yes
    Interface PCI
    Video Format Hardware MPEG2 Encoding
    Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or XP Media Center Edition
    System Requirements Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron, AMD Athlon or Sempron (or compatible).
    Super VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor
    Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or XP Media Center Edition
    DirectX 9 Video Card
    CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    128 MB of system memory; 256 MB or more is recommended for best performance
    90MB available hard disk space
    One available PCI slot
    Cable TV signal or amplified antenna
    Sound card and speakers
    Features
    Features 125 Channel TV tuner with stereo audio
    5-line 2D comb filter
    Uses ATI's Theater 550 Pro ASIC
    - 3D Comb Filter
    - Hardware Noise Reduction Algorithm
    - Hardware MPEG-2 720x480 compression
    16MB DDR memory
    External audio-video inputs
    PCI bus interface
    IR Remote Control
    IR receiver
    IR Blaster
    Packaging
    Package Contents VTK-THMCE550P
    Driver Disk
    User Manual
    FM Cable
    Battery
    Remote Sensor
    Remote Control
    Video Cable
    Audio Cable
    Input Adapter



    or
    Brand Hauppauge
    Model 1062
    Specifications
    TV Tuner Yes
    FM Tuner No
    Remote Control Yes
    Interface PCI
    Operating Systems Supported Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 or later, or Windows XP with Service Pack 2
    System Requirements System requirements: Pentium III processor 1.2GHz or faster (or equivalent), 128MB RAM and 10GB disk drive minimum recommended
    Sound card
    Available PCI slot
    Features
    Features Plug and play TV tuner support for Windows XP Media Center Edition.
    Live TV from the built-in 125 channel cable ready TV tuner, plus composite/S-Video and audio inputs to connect to a cable TV set top box or satellite receiver
    Built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder. Record TV or videos to disk using from 1-2 Gigabytes of disk space per hour of recorded video. While recording, the WinTV-PVRs' hardware MPEG encoder does all the work, so your PC continues to run at full speed.
    Includes a Microsoft certified Media Center remote control all Media Center functions, plus includes an IR transmitter to control the channels on a cable TV set top box or satellite receivers
    Pause live TV with instant replay, fast forward and rewind.
    dbx-TV stereo audio decoder, for great TV sound
    Packaging
    Package Contents 1062
    Driver Disk
    Remote Sensor
    Remote Control
    Battery
    USB Cable
    Windows 7 Professional
    (2)-ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" Monitor
    CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) Liquid CPU Cooler
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Kingston Hyper X Blu 16GB
    Intel Xeon E3-1245 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Server Processor
    High Current Pro HCP-750 750W TX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
    3 -2TB Western Digital Black HDD
    Rosewill RDCR-11003 74-in-1 USB3.0 3.5 Internal Card Reader
    1 Asus Blu Ray Burner
    1 Plextor DVD Burner

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    Default Re: Which Tuner?

    hauppauge is recogonised as the best by all the HTPC sites

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