HTPC build and Tuner cards

Hard Ball

Senior member
Jul 3, 2005
Anyways, a friend asked me to help in speccing and putting together an HTPC for his place. Since I'm in CS, he assumes that I would know things that I actually have no idea about. I don't have any experience with setting up cable connection to an HTPC, or selecting the hardware software necessary to do so. So any help would be appreciated.

So what are we likely to require in terms of a Tuner? Would an ATSC/NTSC compatible tuner be sufficient, would we also have to worry about DVB-C or ISDB-C or anything else along those lines? Would kind of standard does a company like Comcast use?

I have most of the components pretty much specced, and it would be based on this mobo:
which I assume would be compatible with most tuner cards.

Anyways, let me know of any advice.

Thanks in advance.
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