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Good graphics card with TV-in

by John.Wilkinson / February 23, 2005 6:42 AM PST

I've been satisfied with the built-in graphics in my previous systems, but am looking to install a decent graphics card with TV-in capabilities in my new computer.

I am looking for a graphics card that allows me to watch and record live TV (both digital and non-digital cable) without a noticable decrease in quality. I'm not an avid gamer, so extreme graphics are not necessary, but I would like to see an improvement over the 128MB SIS Mirage2 integrated graphics I have now (which distorts the sky and makes people look "blocky."). I'm hoping to find such for less than $120. If not, a simple TV-in device will have to suffice.

I have an HP running Windows XP Pro on an Athlon64 3300+ with 512MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM and a 200GB HD. I currently have 3 PCI(8x) and 2 AGP slots open.

Thank you in advance,

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*Correction (NOT digital cable)
by John.Wilkinson / February 23, 2005 8:54 AM PST

There was a copy-paste mistake when I posted...I should have said "(non-digital cable)," NOT "(both digital and non-digital cable)." Sorry about the misprint. Sad

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Nvidia technology
by funkid7 / March 15, 2005 4:55 AM PST

Look at BFG Technologies for the best High-end graphics cards. They use the Nvidia technology/chipset. Nvidias line of video cards have made me extremely happy! After owning 4 of them, with no hardware conflicts, fast responses with driver updates; I am totally sold on them.
Currently I run a BFG Asylum G-Force 256mb/on board Nvidia processor. Mine is designed for graphic design and animation software, but BFG has it all.

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