I hope i'm posting in the correct forum/area.
i have a new desktop PC running Vista Ultimate and have 2 LCD's now, possibly 1 more added soon. I would like to use a portion of one of them for the viewing of the "basic channels" of Time Warner's cable line up, i.e. channels 1 to 125.
i was told that as i already have 2 cable boxes here (one HD dvr, one standard def, obviously both from time warner cable), plus a cable modem, that i'd be ok with watching the lower 125 channels with a TV card purchased by myself and put on my PC's motherboard. That way, i'd be able to watch the news-y types of channels during the day at my PC desk, and be able to size the window of that TV (as i would likely not wish to be watching a 21" image sitting only 2 feet away from the monitor!).
May I please ask the kind and knowledgeable folks here for suggestions of the best TV "card" to buy for my purpose? the key to remember is that i prefer to not have to get another big cable box to put on my valuable desk space - it's already very cluttered. HD is not needed as i'm not here during the day to watch a movie or anything like that, but good and enjoyable viewing quality/resolution is obviously desired, but i doubt that it would be an issue since i'd scale down that window to much smaller than the LCD it is displaying it on most of the time, unless some important "breaking news" comes on and i want to watch it more intently for an extended period of time. Scaling the window down would have the added benefit of the illusion of better resolution.
FYI: my new PC uses an Asus motherboard P5W DH Deluxe, the EVGA 8800GTS 640mb video card, Crucial 2 X 1gb twin sticks of Ballistix ram, etc. The critical items incl the fact that the motherboard has plenty of slots for the TV card. Right now, i only have a video card plugged in, though the 8800GTS is a double height video card, but since the motherboard is very large, there's plenty of room to put one TV card in.
Thank you very much in advance!