I am looking for one that has its own deticated video and audio out, as i dont want to get the PC A/V signals mixed in with the TV A/V signals.
My TV has S-video and RCA inputs (Yellow, White, Red). I still have a CRT, and i dont plan in getting a flat panel until this one dies. Its about 10 years old i am guessing, i got it used, had it for about a year now. The picture quality is good, and i am not that into "Gotta have HDTV!" although i do think its nice, it can wait.
Also does anyone use the TV Controller made my Microsoft? I dont have the model or anything handy. I am thinking of getting that or a similar one.
I also want to have something that i could just run a single (or very few) wire between the PC and TV, so i can us the TV and not bog down or tie up the PC system resources. I also dont want to be running multiple wires, as i have cats. They love to chew!
I am running Windows 7 RC, and intend on upgrading to the Full 64 Bit version. I am also going to add some more RAM in the next few months as well.
Main thing is i want to be able to record my shows in a cost effiecnt manner, Comcast (or should i say Comcrap) charges too much for a DVR that only holds about 20-25 hours of TV shows. i am looking to save some money and to be able to expand my TV recording ablity.
Also to add, i am looking to be able to play my music off my PC as well, via my home stereo. Just like above, i want something that is separtate and wont bog down my PC.
Most of the time one of us is watching the TV while the other is using the PC. I dont want the PC usage to impair the TV Tuner, and Vice versa.
Edited by Derek Ellis, 08 July 2009 - 01:55 AM.