Help in buying a TV Tuner Card

Hauppauge Wintv-hvr-1950 tv tuner
October 12, 2009 at 11:10:12
Specs: Windows Vista, 1.66/2

I am looking to buy a USB TV Tuner card and I am thinking about these 2 items

I am using Cable TV ( not Dish network ) and have a settop box for Digital channels. I want to know if either of these 2 fullfil my requirements:

1. View Digital and complete HD Channels (DiscoveryHD, ESPN HD, Speed HD, etc...)

2. Do they work fine with Windows Media Center to show Digital and HD?

3. After buying this, do I still need to get a HDTV Tuner box from my Cable company or it will automatically pick HD channels from the cable?

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October 12, 2009 at 12:38:08
You need a HDTV tuner box from the cable company. A PC TV tuner will not decode the cable channels that are encoded.

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October 12, 2009 at 13:15:49
So, these tuners only capable of Digital and Clear QAM HD channels without the need of a settop box, right?

just plugin the cable directly and windows media center will be able to pickup those channels?

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