My Problem: W/ fall TV starting back up, I'm realizing that there are certain times in which there are 3+ shows on at the same time that I want to record. Plus I would like to record and store certain TV shows for later viewing.
I am wondering if anybody could help me out, by answering a few questions about TV Tuner cards (in english - I'm not really computer savvy).
Right now I have two cable boxes (Comcast). One is a HD DVR box, which can record two shows at once. The other box does not contain the DVR function (an extra $10 - so $120 a year). The non-DVR box is in my downstairs, located directly beside my computer.
My computer is a HP
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.30 GHz
RAM: 3 GB
Running Vista 32
Hard drive: 500GB w/ about 250+ GB of free space.
Not great, but serves its functions.
Anyway, based on these specs, what kind of TV tuner card would a more computer savvy person recommend. I would like to stick around $60-$100, but I have no idea where to begin. Will that much $ get me a decent card? Will any card work, or do I need to buy a certain type?
And when installing and hooking everything up, does the cable cord that runs into the TV now go into the computer, or do I need to by and additional cord in order to run the cables to the cable box -> TV -> computer?
IDK, any advice would be appreciated. I've tried hitting the web, checking out howstuffworks.com and other things, but they've really just left me more confused than anything.