To get digital cable you may also need the "Cable Card" from your cable company. Here's a google on that issue so I won't write a word more -> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=TV+TUNER+PC+CABLE+CARD&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=
Again, widely discussed and to clear it all up you have to ask your cable company if your selection works with their system.
I'm interested in getting tv tuner card for a media PC. Currently, I've got digital cable from a cable box, and ignorantly paying for HD channels (understand what QAM is now).
My First Question:
it seems all Hauppauge cards have a 125 channel restriction, so how does one get all of their 275+ channels from the cable box?
My Second Question:
I have digital cable so do I only need a card that supports ATSC, along with ClearQAM? I would like to be able to record either HDTV or regular digital cable onto my hard drive. I'm looking at Hauppauge WinTV- HVR 1800 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116015 or similar product but would like to know what internal card I should get.
Thank your very much, and if you have general advice you'd like to pass along about building a Media PC, I would love to hear it. (it seems all threads online about building a media pc were pre HDTV/Blu-Ray era) I plan to publish my work online when I'm finished.