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I thought that a tuner card along with my ATI 9500 going to my Hitachi HDTV through a DVI cable would look better then using a cable box and composite connections. Man was I wrong. It looks aweful.
 

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What tuner card do you have?


How have you connected cable to the tuner card? Don't use the tuner cards tuner, use it as a capture card by hooking your cable box to it via s-video or composite.


What software are you using? If you aren't using Dscaler, get it and see if the results are better.
 

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Well one of the main reasons that I got the tuner card was so that I could eliminate the cable box.


This is the one I bought Linkaroonie


I already returned it though so I can not check the things that you suggested. :(
 

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Best way to get video into your PC is to use a good quality capture card (one without a tuner), like the Flyvideo or some others. Second, get dScaler to deinterlace the image and your Radeon card will scale it to the proper resolution for your Hitachi.
 

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Amen, please use a good SVHS VCR or digital cable box with Svideo out for your video source and input into Svideo of a good capture card as mentioned above. Tuner in these cards are barely adequate for small computer screen and not good for larger TV or projection. Dscaler 4 is a must to clean up your image.
 

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I am attempting to watch Cable TV via a TV Tuner ( Rg 6 input from the cable box )



What is a good TV Tuner ?


I don't think it will be necessary for a capture card ??


1) I am just getting a simple Firewire capture card for the purpose of playing DV tapes from DV camera ( advice appreciated if it works trying to input it in PC via firewall and playback simultaneously via Projector (via DVI)




2) any brand & model recommendation
 
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