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Which Gateway to buy? With or without TV tuner/remote

by sfjoyboy / August 7, 2005 5:54 AM PDT

I want to use my new pc to record tv shows, burn cd's and dvd's, digital photography and eventually video. I'm seriuously considering buying this package (17'' LCD, Canon printer)which doesn't have a TV tuner/remote for $999:

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by damasta55r / August 7, 2005 6:39 AM PDT

The tv-tuner one. Because 830=2x3.0ghz and 820=2x2.8ghz. But i do believe that both contains a tv-tuner.


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Nope, no tv tuner on 835GM!
by sfjoyboy / August 7, 2005 8:41 AM PDT
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I was actually at Best Buy the other day and asked why the 840GM was $200 more and the salesman told me because of the slightly newer/faster processor and because it had the TV tuner card where the 835GM did not (he even turned the thing around and checked). I thought this was totally ******** for a thousand dollar ''media pc'' to not have the card already. After all, isn't being able to watch and record TV the biggest feature of using XP Media Center?

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by damasta55r / August 7, 2005 10:17 AM PDT
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tuner/best buy bites!
by sfjoyboy / August 7, 2005 1:09 PM PDT
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Thanks for the links, masta. I just got back from BB (I hate that place. Third time there, third bad experience with sales help.) So I was gonna shell out the extra $200 for the 840GM and I realized they jacked up the price to $1399! It was on sale for $1229 on Wednesday and the tag said sale price good thru 08/13. I even got the sales guy to confirm this and I told him I'd be back to buy it this weekend. The guy today tells me their sale always ends on Saturday and a new one begins on Sunday. Whatever! While I was waiting for some help I actually took a peak at an HP with Media Center and I really didn't like the way it works anyway. All those giant icons and step by step instructions on how to do stuff like play a CD or look at your digital photos. It's like they designed MC for complete retards!
I guess it was a blessing in disguise that the sale ended. I'm gonna start re-shopping for another pc with XP home and just buy a tuner card.
Thanks again for the links!

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the 830gm
by AKonny47 / August 7, 2005 7:01 AM PDT

yes. it will include a remote and the IR connector. go the 830gm.


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