best TV tuner card or box

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I have a 19" wide screen Viewsonic LCD PC Monitor. Which is the best TV tuner card or box, internal or external, which can give wide screen picture on this monitor. Aspect Ratio 16:9 i think. What would be the approximate price? How would you define the quality of picture in comparison to CRT TV or LCD?
 

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Ext is better as you can use with any Display without PC on.
It can even upscale SD to higher resolution for LCDtv.

Intex has similar solution.
 

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There are various solutions like Avermedia, Pinnacle etc. But I have found that Hauppage is absolutely the best out there - with generous support also in the Open source world of Linux.

Avermedia's drivers and software too leave much to be desired.
 

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do we need a tuner card if we use tata sky etc?

A computer monitor does not have a receiver inside to understand either cable or other TV signals. It understands only RGB signals from a computer. That is the reason for a TV Tuner which can be within the PC or as an external box.

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but tata sky stb has a composite video out that I could connect to my projector. If the monitor has composite in, and the person goes for tata sky or similar stb, then no tuner card needed, in my opinion.

A computer monitor does not have a receiver inside to understand either cable or other TV signals. It understands only RGB signals from a computer. That is the reason for a TV Tuner which can be within the PC or as an external box.

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but tata sky stb has a composite video out that I could connect to my projector. If the monitor has composite in, and the person goes for tata sky or similar stb, then no tuner card needed, in my opinion.

I guess you can do that. In that case you would just be using it as a monitor. A TV tuner card lets you also record signals.
 

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well u can go for avermedia stand alone tv tuner,which basicaly requires only ur monitor to be switched On.some models come with built in speakers.
they have composite,s-video,high end models have component In.

if u go for a internal or USB based ,it will require a complete desktop/laptop to be switched On,but it can record them.
 
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