Notebook tv tuner cards

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  1. haga41

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    I want to add a tv tuner card to my notebook and I'm not sure which type or brand to get. I have a Dell E1505 (Yes I'm aware that Asus>Dell:o so no flaming please), would I be able to use this:

    http://www.avermedia.com/cgi-bin/products_digitvtuner_hybridcardbus.asp?show=2#3

    or do I have get a USB tv tuner?

    I have:
    t2500 duo processor
    1gb of memory ddr2
    256mb ati x1400 graphics card
    and a sound card

    Any suggestions and help would be appreciated. Thanks :)
     
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    cardbus is okay.. I'd say go for USB, tho.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    expressCard FTW... oh wait... not mainstream yet :rant:
     
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    Is there a difference in speed regarding USB and Express Card? I've also been told that the Express Cards tend to get pretty hot.

    Last but not least, any good brands for USB tv tuners out there and ones to avoid?

    edit: Ok, can't find an Express card, so USB is where it's at. The problem is, I can't seem to trust the reviews out there regarding the USB Tv Tuner's. It's a tit for tat review. One review will be like: " This is the best USB Tv tuner out there" and another says: "This is a POS. Don't buy." Any help will be great.
     
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