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Old November 14, 2007, 08:26 AM
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Stay away from XP Media Center. It does not contain the codecs you would need to run a proper HTPC. I found that out the hard way. Vista is much more HTPC ready. You really need to spend the proper amount of money on a very good card. Anything sub $100 is gonna be crap. If you are receiving HD, you need a HD ready card to properly run and record it as well. Hauppage makes some of the best cards so I'd stick to them ot an ATI 650 based tuner card. Just don't go cheap and make sure the card comes with good software or you'll be spending alot of money on good software to make up for it.
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