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Old 03-14-2009, 01:12 PM
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Looking for upgrade solutions for OTA HD

I currently have

AMD Ahtlon 64 x2 Dual core 4800
4gb ram
MS-7093 Micro ATX mobo http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...del=rs480m2-il
Intergrated ATI express video
Intergrated AC97 audio
wintv pvr 150 x2
160GB IDE HD -master with XP operating system
200GB IDE HD - Slave with TV recordings only

This unit sits next to my HDTV and is connected right now thru a standard PC cable


I upgraded the CPU about 3 months ago to the max my motherboard could handle

Im wishing to record OTA HD as well as standard cable for non OTA cable channels. I realize i need to upgrade at least one of the Wintv pvr 150's and most likely the integrated video. Removing one of the 150's will leave me a PCI slot free and I currently have a unused PCI express x16 on the mobo fo a new video card

IM also planning on replacing one a hard drives with a SATA drive for larger capicity and read/write access
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:31 PM
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The first thing I would do is to buy a video card with a better chipset. My personal preference is for an Nvidia 9000 series card, but there are some really good ATI cards out there now. For a tuner I would use the HD HomeRun that won't need to be installed in the system as it is a network tuner. It is fantastic and will give you two tuners right off the bat.
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