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whats the best available Tuner card availble in the market now?
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Are you referring to standard definition, or are you talking about high definition?  Do you just want a tuner, or do you want hardware mpeg encoding?  I would suggest the Hauppauge PVR250 if you want hardware encoding, or the PVR500 if you want dual tuners (to record and watch simultaneously).  Match that up with BeyondTV and you will have a pretty good setup.
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TV or Radio, or both?
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"... whats the best available Tuner card availble in the market now? " ==> As Callandor noted, are you talking standard definition? ... high definition?  ... or, for that matter, do you mean TELEVISION tuner? ... FM tuner?  etc.

Assuming you mean standard definition TV, I essentially agree with Callandor ==> the Hauppauge cards are the best cards with hardware compression (which, if you plan to capture and record the video, you definitely want);  the only thing I'd suggest is to go with the PVR-150 if you want a single tuner.  It's less expensive than a 250, and the quality is the same as near as I can tell (I have both).   The 500 is the way to go, however, if you have any desire at all for multiple channels (I have several of these).

If you want high definition TV, my advice is to wait until fall.   There are several new cards being released in the next few months which will have much improved capabilities over the current crop of HDTV cards.
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