Originally Posted by betterdan
Have any of you guys watching tv on your computer tried one of those usb digital tv tuners like Pinnacle makes? I bought one at Best Buy last year because it was on sale really cheap and it works great picking up local digital channels. The software lets you record shows like a virtual DVR. The HD looks great from it too.
Pickup up the PCI Pinnacle 800i version today at bestbuy, due to couldn't get the hauppauge 1600 to pickup any Clear QAM channel, even when the box say it clearly supports QAM. Reflash firmware on the pinnnacle tuner and now pickup every single QAM channel including Discovery and Tru-tv and so forth only channel I don't get is HBO, but I can get that tru my DVR. "I got to say that the best tuner I ever bought, beat out my ATI 650 that is now dead reason why it got it replaced" And the HD channel look better then that ATI 650 for $84 is better then that $109 dollar 1600 that didn't pickup jack, even with wintv.
If you are going to get a tuner go with the Pinnacle or saberview e1 , they pickup the most channels alot of good reviews, and cheap.