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Old 04-22-2008, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone have a QAM pc tuner card?

I need a QAM pc tuner to pick up HD and digital TV channels....anyone have one that works good?

I'm looking for feedback by anyone that actually owns a HDTV compatable pc tuner.
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I have the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 MCE Kit. Keep in mind that QAM is clear only so basically all you get is over the air broadcasts.

Reception is ok, I'm in a poor area for antenna but still manage to pull in 3 station with an old uhf off a rabbit ears, which this is the best of the cards I've tried. Stay away from k-world...

I haven't picked up an external antenna yet, I just found out that in my area every one will be keeping their uhf channels for ota dtv so now I just need a good uhf antenna on the roof and I should be golden.
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Defiantly look at the Hauppauge products; they are more or less the industry standard.

I am using the WinTV-HVR 1600 MCE PCI.

As stated you will only be able to receive the "clear" channels. (Non-encrypted.)
Encrypted channels will require a box from your cable/satellite provider, they all use different coding.
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idk what os you have Hans, but does the WinTV-HVR 1600 work with vista yet?,.
cuz last year i tried that model and it said "designed for xp" but it also said "vista certafied". but it didnt work well at all. and tech support said that the software wasn't really meant for vista.
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idk what os you have Hans, but does the WinTV-HVR 1600 work with vista yet?,.
cuz last year i tried that model and it said "designed for xp" but it also said "vista certafied". but it didnt work well at all. and tech support said that the software wasn't really meant for vista.
Lost of stuff has those works with vista etc. sticker but dont. I have been burned many times by that already.
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