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  1. Jasper005 New Member

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    Hi,

    I want to get a TV card for my pc but I only have PCI-E slots left as the other 2 pci slots are used by my wireless card and my sound card. Does such a thing as a pci-e tv card exist??? Are there alternatives to getting one of those extension boxes that plug into your pci-e slot?

    I don't really fancy a USB tv stick as it would have to stick out the front of my pc for the remote to work.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
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    Yup. Hauppauge and others make TV Tuners for PCIe now.
     
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    Alternatively you could use a USB wifi adapter or a Wifi > fast ethernet bridge.


    Also, how did you imagine the remote when the card is inside the PC itself? Your argument is flawed there.
     
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    Well you can get one of those VFD 5.25 bays that comes with a remote. They are a little pricey though.
     
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    [QUOTE
    Also, how did you imagine the remote when the card is inside the PC itself? Your argument is flawed there.[/QUOTE]

    Some come with a IR receiver on the end of a cable so you can bring it to the front.

    Thanks for all suggestions guys
     
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    USB extension cable and you have the same.
     
  9. Jasper005 New Member

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    What Hauppauge cards are PCIe? The HVR models are PCI?

    System Requirements

    • DirectDraw compatible AGP or PCI Express graphics card
    • A free PCI slot

    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/pages/products/data_hvr1300.html

    Any one have any good advice for a PCIe TV card that will work in vista 64bit? I don't need to be able to watch and record loads of channels at once. Two at most.
     

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