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Top 10 TV Capture Cards and Video Capture Cards

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The following Internal TV Tuner/Video Capture Cards are some of the best available. These Internal TV Tuner/Video Capture Cards must be installed inside your computer. Internal video cards require you to open your computer case and physically attach the card to an available PCI or PCI-E slot. Internal capture cards are generally less expensive than external USB TV Tuner/Video Capture devices, and arguably offer better picture quality. Many also come with TV Tuning or Video Capture Software bundled with the card.

1. Diamond Multimedia TV Wonder HD 650 PCI-Express TV Tuner

The Diamond Multimedia TV Wonder HD 650 can record analog TV, over-the-air free HDTV, unencrypted digital ClearQAM cable TV and FM signals. It includes dual tuners for recording one channel while watching another. The TV Wonder 650 is more than just a tuner card. The included software turns your PC into a Digital Video Recorder. DVD authoring software is included as well so you can save your favorite shows to DVD. The Catalyst Media Center software also makes it possible to transfer recordings to your personal media player so you can watch your favorite show anywhere. Attach your analog TV cable or an amplified high definition antenna and you can watch, pause, or record TV on your PC.
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2. VisionTek TV Wonder HD 650 PCI-Express TV Tuner

The VisionTek TV Wonder HD 650 can record analog TV, over-the-air free HDTV, unencrypted digital ClearQAM cable TV and FM signals. It includes dual tuners for recording one channel while watching another. The TV Wonder 650 is more than just a tuner card. The included software turns your PC into a Digital Video Recorder. DVD authoring software is included as well so you can save your favorite shows to DVD. The Catalyst Media Center software also makes it possible to transfer recordings to your personal media player so you can watch your favorite show anywhere. Attach your analog TV cable or an amplified high definition antenna and you can watch, pause, or record TV on your PC.
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3. MSI Theater 650PRO TV Tuner

Watch digital ATSC HDTV programming/analog TV (NTSC) / video simultaneously. Additional AV/S-Video input for connecting other video sources (such as DVD player/VCD/VHS/Camcorder). Watch, pause or schedule recordings of your favorite TV programs. Find your favorite programs with the advanced Electronic Programming Guide. Convert video to fill your portable media player or stream to your media center extender device. FM Radio Reception. PCI-Express 1X bus interface. Remote controller (Vista Certified).
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4. Saber DA-1N1-E Combo Analog/Digital PCI-E TV Tuner Card

The Saber 1N1 is both a high quality Analog (NTSC) tuner with hardware encoding and a HDTV (ATSC) tuner, on one PCI-E card. This one card is a combination of the best analog and the best digital TV tuners. Watch HDTV while you record analog TV or visa versa. Not a Hybrid card. A Best of both worlds no compromise solution.

5. Hauppauge WinTV HVR 1600

Watch and Record TV on your PC, in a window or full screen. Turn your PC into a Digital Video Recorder. Pause TV with instant replay. Record TV shows or home videos to your hard drive. Burn your videos onto DVDs or CDs. Includes WinTV Media Center Software and Ulead DVD MovieFactory software to create DVDs. Also includes remote control. Lots of features and reasonably priced. Record free HDTV, Cable ClearQAM or analog Cable TV.
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6. AVerMedia AVerTV Combo PCI-E HDTV TV Tuner

Tunes broadcast and cable TV, and can play or capture video from other sources (camcorder, DVD player). The included software lets you use it as a DVR, as well as edit video and burn CDs and DVDs. Links to a free electronic programming guide, so you can use your PC as a digital video recorder (DVR), with content stored on your machine's hard drive. It includes Ulead's DVD MovieFactory and VideoStudio software for editing and authoring.
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7. ADS Technologies INSTANT HDTV PCI

With Instant TV and Video Capture, you can schedule recordings so you never miss a TV show. Record and then burn to DVD or record direct to disk when using Re-Writable media. Capture audio and video via the internal card and enjoy full screen TV viewing on your PC monitor. Other features include 125 channel tuner, Digital Video Recording that allows you to rewind, pause or fast forward live TV, and schedule recordings with the Electronic Program Guide. Also includes TV out.
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8. Pinnacle PCTV HD TV Tuner

Pinnacle PCTV turns your PC into a digital video recorder. You can pause live TV or create your own instant replays. Pinnacle PCTV also lets you record your favorite shows directly to your PCs hard drive. Record TV shows from cable, antenna or your digital TV set top box. Pinnacle PCTV allows you to use your CD or DVD recorder to burn video CDs or DVDs. It comes with a remote control for all TV and digital VCR functions. Another excellent product for a TV DVR.
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9. Kworld PlusTV HD PCI 120 TV Tuner

A simple and inexpensive ATSC/NTSC TV capture card. Lets you watch TV on your monitor and record your favorite show at the same time. Requires installation inside PC. Recommended for anyone who wants an inexpensive option for installing a TV Tuner Card on their computer.
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10. Leadtek WinFast TV2000 XP Expert

Watch high-quality TV with stereo in full screen or a window. Full function remote control. You can pause and rewind live television and instant replays. Take a break during a TV show or movie and never have to miss a scene again. Ulead Video Studio 8.0 and Cool 3D 3.0 for Video Editing and VCD/DVD/SVCD Authoring included. Record video to PC from VCR, camcorder or DVD player. Attaches to computer through an internal PCI slot. Very affordable if you don't mind installing hardware on your PC.
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