'over the air' HDTV tuner card, 2009, second monitor questions

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  1. Jesse_Boyer

    Jesse_Boyer New Member

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    ok, someone clear this up for me. Is the free 'over the air' HD signal being removed from broadcast in 2009 or is it just the standard versions? I want to use my desktop as an HDTV with DVR (with the appropriate card), but not if I only have 8 months left to use it.

    Also, can you recommend an HDTV card that will also allow me to run a second monitor? I need a second vid card that will allow me to use my second LCD.
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well if you think about it, broadcast tv isn't going away, right?

    So the HD signal is going to remain free as well.
    (only for broadcast signals, of course)
     
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    as I understand it, the only thing that's actually going away is the analog SDTV signals. All OTA HDTV signals are infact digital and thus will remain functional.
     
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    so, now it's just a matter of narrowing down a vid card with a built-in HDTV tuner...

    or buy one of each. An HDTV card and a cheap vid card for my second monitor.
     
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    NTSC is going away Feb 2009, but ATSC will stay.
     
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    yeah, that's just a decent card I'd need to run twin monitors... I think...
     
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    HIS != decent
     
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    avoid those 'usb stick tv tuner' types unless its for a laptop.
    those suck compared to a full card.

    I recommend hauppage. just make sure it supports ATSC/QAM and is compatible with your OS and TV software. hauppage cards are anal about what you use.
     
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    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    unless you strictly want just OTA signals (which is what most HD tuner cards are), look for QAM capable so you can also use your cable system's HD channels
     

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