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Hey guys,


I am on the verge of building my HTPC and wanted to do a quick survey of some experienced users on the following pieces of hardware and which are preferred.


1. Which capture device/Tuner card? It seems that some use a plain Jane capture card (I/O Magic) while others prefer a tuner (Haupgauge). What are some favorites?


2. Video Card? Radeon seems to be the card of choice, but is the 9000 the best value right now? (my assumption)


3. Sound Card? Best to find s/PDIF on mainboard (Soyo Dragon +) that includes the C-Media chipset or a standalone card)


Other than that I've got the easy stuff (case, RF KB+M, HDD, RAM, DVD, Yadayada) figured out and have a clue as to what software I need. (all of it by the looks of things!).


I appreciate any input or advice or examples with regards to anyones current setup that they are happy with.


FYI: NEC 9 PG Plus, Whack of gear incl Laser, 2 Sat, SVHS (all S-Video Sources).


TIA,


Cre8or
 
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