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I've been looking for a TV tuner card for my PC, and so far I've had absolutely no luck. The tricky part is, I need one that I can play video game consoles through...and according to what I've read, most cards have a few seconds lag time which would make gaming all but impossible.


I'd also like it to be cheap (less than 100, if possible), and I would really prefer one with component video inputs rather than composite (though that may not be an option). I'm running Vista x64 and thinking about Windows 7, so that's another obstacle.

I could really use some help here.


Thanks in advance.

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After hours of research, I've found that the lag in video games is due to the hardware MPEG encoder present on most cards.


Luckily, it appears that Leadtek cards don't have that. I'm taking a leap of faith and buying this one here. It's cheap, and if it doesn't work out I'll just find some other way.


Thanks for the advice. :)

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think you'll find most cards don't have onboard hardware encoders, not a pcie card which i'd of chosen but think you'll find it'll do the job you want no problems. :tup:


next card i'll buy will be a dvb-t2 card no good for you in the us tho. :lol:


enjoy. ;)





if you decide you want to set up a pvr the best for windows in my opinion is gbr :- http://www.gbpvr.com/


and for linux, mythtv :- http://www.mythtv.org/



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