All rights reserved. If you want to use Windows Media Center (WMC) on Windows 8.1, it will have to be Win8.1 Pro with the extra $10 WMC add-in. My antenna already had an outlet in the corner where the HTPC is. I have been doing a lot of reading on building an HTPC, and have looked at recommendations for components, but I have found it extremely difficult to find information on TV http://gsdclb.org/tv-tuner/tv-tuner-software-so-i-can-watch-tv-not-tv-tuner-drivers.php
I'd be happy to find one that was actually designed well that was still in production. Or are you talking about using your PC HDD for storage? Glad to see some remaining love for the ATI 650! However, the quality of the picture isnt particularly good...
A bonus to going with one of the PCIe or USB models is that they mostly all have hardware MPEG2 encoders on them. None that I've seen mention where the processing is taking place. The Hauppage is a bit expensive, and it gets stupid hot, so I'm pretty sure it did its own processing.
I have been doing a lot of reading on building an HTPC, and have looked at recommendations for components, but I have found it extremely difficult to find information on TV I connected it via a coax cable from the antenna port to the RF 2 port. The software that is bundled with it isn't too bad, and you can record stuff if you'd like. After the few weeks, it would shut down after 20 or 30 minutes of use.
My preference was for having everything in a single case & I use WMC7. There are a handful of single tuner pci cards, and some very expensive multi-tuner cards. I agree with your assessment of the software... My HTPC is running Windows 7 if that matters.
I have onboard video, no card, but do I need to have a video card and a tuner?I want to basically watch cable on my computer, be able to connect my LCD Flat Panel Displays LCD Flat Panel Great Found Deals! For what you would spend for just a tuner card, you could spend a little more and get a video card with a tuner and get better graphic performance than you If I wasn't posting this I would just be on newegg sorting by reviews/ratings and see what I can dig up.
Reply With Quote 04-20-2013,04:15 AM #6 Steve K View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Articles Flashaholic* Join Date Jun 2002 Location Peoria, IL Posts 2,722 Re: suggestions for USB Some programs have a monthly fee. Thanks for your help in advance. 3 commentsshareall 3 commentssorted by: besttopnewcontroversialoldrandomq&alive (beta)[–]numbnu7s 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago(0 children)I use HDHomeRun with EyeTV for my DVR set up. Is that not what I would want to get the most out of digital OTA?
mgh24 is offline Quote post #14 of 21 Old 07-24-2014, 03:14 PM roknrol Senior Member Join Date: Jun 2008 Posts: 388 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: news You can still buy them for now. There are a handful of single tuner pci cards, and some very expensive multi-tuner cards. I use MythTV on my built from scratch box and I can't imagine not having it for OTA.
They both had fm, and I never could get decent reception on that either, even though I get perfect reception with all the other radios in the house. If I built an HTPC, I would install WIN7 and use Media Center. I personally like USB TV Tuners because most TV Tuners have a rep for getting pretty hot while in use, and if you had one that fit into the express card
Win8.1 Home doesn't have WMC and it can't be added without upgrading to the Pro version. But, having a giant PC (don't remember AverTV Duet being made in half height card, thus requiring a case that can support full size expansion slot) next to the rest of If you don't need/want any of this stuff you can save yourself $30-40 and get one of the lower models. The NTSC tuner is a 125 channel cable ready tuner for all of your standard over the air broadcasts or regular cable TV.
If I built an HTPC, I would install WIN7 and use Media Center. The Duet cards are half-height cards. I bought this, and then returned it. http://gsdclb.org/tv-tuner/tv-tuner-help.php I bought this, and then returned it.
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. If that would work, then could watch recorded TV on any set with a Roku, which would be very nice, and inexpensive, which would be nice also. Cordcutter Guides Starter Guide and Wiki Antenna Guide DVR Guide NFL Guide College Sports Guide News Guide Android Boxes Software Guide New! If you can find some reviews of the card you're considering, you can probably find descriptions of how it's connected.
I just use my video editing software (Editstudio 6) to capture the DV feed. But now that I have two LCDs I'd I was thinking it would be nice if I could watch the news or SportCenter on my XP box while work on my I tried different antennas, too. Everything after that has been gravy.
captain_video is online now Quote post #6 of 21 Old 07-24-2014, 07:07 AM dexter999 Member Join Date: Mar 2004 Posts: 111 Mentioned: 0 Post(s) Tagged: 0 Thread(s) Quoted: My preference was for having everything in a single case & I use WMC7. Also, removing heat generating components from the HTPC case allows you to minimize or eliminate the noise generated by cooling equipment. Tech Reviews Tech News Tech How To Tech Buying Advice Laptop Reviews PC Reviews Printer Reviews Smartphone Reviews Tablet Reviews Wearables Reviews PC & Laptop Storage Reviews Antivirus Reviews Best Tech
AGP, PCI Express or PCI (that is an older one). I've used an ATI 650 card for close to 10 years. MoCa is typically better for video (faster) than powerline. I should also add that you aren't limited to what software you can use.
I recommend MythTV on *nix or MediaPortal. However, after doing some research, it appears that in most cases an HTPC is still needed to stream to TV, or at least it makes it much easier.