I'm embarking on a new HTPC build, based on a mITX board.
mITX boards have only a single PCIe slot, so I won't really be able to do an internal tuner (I actually plan on using the PCIe slot for an HD 6670 configured in Dual Graphics mode, Steam and GameBrowser gaming will be the one of the HTPC's functions).
So, I was thinking about this little puppy:
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q USB TV Tuner
Anyone have good, bad or ugly things to say about using a USB based tuner? Cruddy pic quality or slowness?
All I will be doing is tuning local free digital channels (ABC, FOX, NBC, PBS, MHZ, etc.) that come through my broadband connection.
I won't be recording anything, I just get the hankering to watch live stuff a couple times a week.
I think it would be cool to watch LiveTV thru WMC rather than thru my TV's digital tuner, as I do now.