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Media Cener TV Tuner advice needed

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    Media Cener TV Tuner advice needed


    Running Windows 8.1 Pro,just installed Windows Media Center. Any advice on how to watch live TV? Antenna or USB TV tuner,etc.? Don't want to spend a bunch of $$ to do it but it would be cool to have.

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    You'll need a DVB-T Tv card for antenna, DVB-C for cable or DVB-S for satellite, There are many TV and radio channels free over internet too.
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    Win8.1 Pro x64 w/MC


    I have 2 computers with Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1225 PCIe tuner cards in them and they work great with Media Center to watch/record TV.

    Sam
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    In the US the over the air signal is ATSC. I use a Silicon Dust wireless box and love it. Can record two channels at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    In the US the over the air signal is ATSC. I use a Silicon Dust wireless box and love it. Can record two channels at once.
    Thanks I'll check that out. I was looking at the WinTV-HVR-950Q USB stick from Hauppauge too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave122793 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    In the US the over the air signal is ATSC. I use a Silicon Dust wireless box and love it. Can record two channels at once.
    Thanks I'll check that out. I was looking at the WinTV-HVR-950Q USB stick from Hauppauge too.
    I have the HDHR3-US. The nice thing about it is it plugs into the wireless router and then you have TV wherever the signal reaches plus no cables connected to the computer.

    Been using a simple program called Easy HDTV DVR to record programs. Prefer it over Media Center and all the other many DVR programs I've tried. Easy to use, not a lot of bells and whistles but is good as a recorder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dave122793 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    In the US the over the air signal is ATSC. I use a Silicon Dust wireless box and love it. Can record two channels at once.
    Thanks I'll check that out. I was looking at the WinTV-HVR-950Q USB stick from Hauppauge too.
    I have the I have the HDHR3-US. The nice thing about it is it plugs into the wireless router and then you have TV wherever the signal reaches plus no cables connected to the computer.
    OK wow that looks a lot better than the Hauppauge USB stick then. No cables would be a lot more convenient for my setup. Thanks for the tip.
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