I've been struggling with my HTPC TV recording for past 5 months or so. At the moment my HTPC is running XP MCE 2005, and it has a TV tuner card that was listed compatible with MCE 2005 (NVTV) and was reported to have a hight quality TV receiver. Prior to that I had ATI AIW 9600 that was also reported to have a high quality TV tuner but was not compatible with MCE (I was running XP pro at that time). Both cards worked, i.e., I could watch and record live TV, however, the reception quality is notably worse compare to what I get by watching TV directly (on the TV). Now, the PC is connected (through GRB port of couse) to a Samsung 31" HDTV. The HDTV already has a HDTV reciver in it, which is why I think I am getting better quality reception when watching TV. The thing that puzzles me is that I don't have a digital cable, as far as I know all TV channels that I am getting are regular analog channels, therefore, HDTV receiver should not make any difference or should it? What TV tuner card do I need to put into my HTPC to get video quality equivalent to what I get through my TV? Do I just need a better quality TV tuner? If so what model exactly do I need? Or do I need an HDTV tuner (like ATI HDTV wonder)?