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HD TV-Tuner Card for Vista 64-bit Media Center

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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I'm looking for a tv tuner card that will work with my Vista 64-bit computer.  I would like to use the Media Center features in Vista Ultimate.  I would like HD capabilities and I would like the Media Center remote.  Can anyone recommend a good card/kit?  Thanks.
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Gary CaseRetired
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Well ... the USB-based AverMedia tuner Punky suggested is not a card :-)   But it will work with ATSC (over-the-air) signals if you're using an antenna for your HD channels.

But it is not a QAM tuner ... so it will not receive HDTV channels broadcast in the clear (Clear QAM) on a cable system.   A much better solution is to use this card:
http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/products/data_hvr1600.html    In addition to over-the-air channels, it will receive any clear QAM channels from your cable system.

An even nicer solution ... this is also not a card ... is to use the HDHomeRun network-based dual-tuner.   This has TWO HD tuners in it ... both of which can receive ClearQAM signals (& over-the-air signals).   So you could watch one channel while recording another ... or record two channels at the same time.  http://www.silicondust.com/wiki/products/hdhomerun
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