TV card internal V's external

  field divison 12:23 10 Mar 2006
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Hi all,
I want to buy a tv card for my pc, I need help as I have never had any dealing with this type of card before, is USB better than PCI/AGP, All I want to do is to be able to watch programmes in bed..so I dont need anything to technical like recording etc..any recommendations would be a great help..

Thanks..

  Stuartli 17:58 10 Mar 2006

An internal TV card uses a PCI slot - AGP is for a graphics card.

If you have spare PCI slots available then the internal type will probably produce better results display wise.

I use a Twinhan Freeview DTB-ter Digial + Analogue (D+A) PCI TV card which can receive Freeview and terrestial TV and radio stations, plus FM radio, and is also HD compatible.

Twinhan also produces a straightforward Freeview version (i.e. no facilities to import games console and VCR signals for example) in the DVB-ter. It can be used with a modest CPU.

Other companies produce similar cards, of course, but they tend to be a little more expensive.

  Stuartli 17:59 10 Mar 2006

Both cards also feature software that allows them to be used in PVR form.

  Diodorus Siculus 16:55 11 Mar 2006

Amazon.co.uk: Freecom Digital TV DVB-T USB Stick Freeview receiver, black: Electronics & Photo
click here

  field divison 10:29 14 Mar 2006

Thanks guys for your great feedback,however I left work early on Friday and never got a chance until now to read the comments that was left,anyway I bought which suits me I think(will wait and see when I plug it up)a PcLine tv1000 click here
Would using a Dscaler improve picture quality on this card or would I be wasting my time?

Thanks

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