Originally posted by PGHammer
And there is no CompUSA in Cedar Rapids? (That's where I bought mine.)
Nope, nearest one is 120 miles in Des Moines AFAIK
On the point of QAM, the Fusion III receives *unencrypted* QAM. My cable provider (Comcast of Prince George's County) encrypts everything. So the Fusion isn't an option. Who is *your* local cable company?
It's Mcleod USA, or Mediacom, however what does that matter, the F3Q can recieve OTA just as easily as the HDTVW.
I have *no* compatibility issues with my HDTV Wonder. The only issues I'm having concerning HDTV are signal strength issues, and those are entirely due to the location of the antenna.
I never said you did, but it's clear from this thread, that many people do have problems.
Lastly (and this is my single biggest quibble about both the Fusion and accessDTV solutions), these two encode in *Motion-JPEG*, which actually *adds* a conversion stage in using the end-product. (For your information, M-JPEG is larger than MPEG-2, the native format of HDTV, and the format ATI itself decodes to.) I actually plan on exporting my captures (to DVD, either standard WS DVD or WMV HD); and HDTV Wonder is the only HDTV tuner that includes export to WMVHD as standard.
What are you talking about, the HDTV Wonder is currently the only card that records to a non-standard format. All other cards simply capture the ATSC TS stream direct, no transcoding/exporting required. Maybe the HDTVW software can transcode directly to WM9, so what, you can do that with other cards as well, you just have to use Windows Media Encoder or something.
If, OTOH, you're talking about analog capture, I'll say that none of the HD cards are a good choice for that. The only one that would be good for analog capture is the Sasem USB-HDTV with the Hardware MPEG encoder.