Want to use my computer as a TiVo

walman339

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I currently have a 64MB DDR NVIDIA GeForce4 TI 4200 in my 2.0 Pentium 4. I would like to start using my PC as a TiVo type device. What video card would you recommend I pick up? Should I get one to replace the GeForce 4 or just a TV capture card and use it as a secondary card?

BTW, I am a big gamer so yes the performance of my video card matters.

Thanks for your thoughts.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by walman339 on 03/09/04 03:48 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

splenda20

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Depends on what (and if) games you want to play. Obviously a 4200 will play anything out today, but if you'll be interested in playing future games, grab a AIW 9800Pro, or wait for the new AIW cards that are based on R420, 423. If you don't wanna invest a lot of money on a gaming card, just grab any one of the TV Wonders listed <A HREF="http://www.ati.com/products/multimedia.html" target="_new"> here</A>.
 

walman339

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Thanks for your thoughts. I edited my post but in response to your question yes I am a big gamer so I need a good video card.
 

jihiggs

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just get a good video card for your gaming then get a card thats designed to do tivo type things. newegg has such a card for 50 bucks.

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jihiggs

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when i said that there was no mention of games in his post, then you were focusing mainly on games, thats all.

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