What TV capture card should I use in my old Windows 2000 computer to turn it into a DVR?

by on January 26, 2010

Q: Can you recommend a TV capture card to turn old PC into a DVR? I have a home built computer running Windows 2000 and it has a PCI slot that I can use for a TV capture card. My TV is analog and my source is an antenna connected to a digital converter.


One Response to “What TV capture card should I use in my old Windows 2000 computer to turn it into a DVR?”
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    Unfortunately, I don’t think there are a lot of good options for you at least with hardware that is currently being sold. You might have some luck tracking down some older used TV tuner cards that might do the trick for you.

    I used to run a Hauppage WinTV-PVR-150 which worked really well for me on Windows XP. However there doesn’t appear to be any driver support for Windows 2000, and it will probably be difficult to find any for most other tuner cards as well.

    Also, any of these old cards only have analog tuners, so you’d probably need an additional digital converter. It might be more cost effective to put together a newer pc build with XP or greater (the Media Center interface in Vista and Win 7 is really nice) and has support for PCI-Express cards which most all of the current digital tuner cards require.

    If you want some more details, and possibly a second opinion, I suggest you post over here: http://forum.byopvr.com/dvr/index.php