My personal favorite is the $45 Phoebe TV Master. I have one and I love the thing. Great picture quality, stereo sound, and remote control. Don't forget the great drivers. Goes for only $45 from www.micropro.com if you mention pricewatch. Check out the manufacturer's site at www.phoebemicro.com
If ya want a full featured tv tuner with video capture capabilities without having to open your case or even shut your system off to install it, ATI put out a pretty cool product. Its an external USB tv tuner. I just ordered one for my new system (I have a ATI Radeon VIVO 64, but it's also compatible with cards from
I have a All-In-Wonder 128 in the system I'm replacing and it seems to have all the same features for under $100
*STILL IMAGE AND MOTION VIDEO CAPTURE
*DIGITAL VCR AND SCHEDULED VIEWING
*125-CHANNEL TV TUNER, ect. ect.
The pci slot next to the AGP port shares the same IRQ as so you may be having problems there,you WILL NOT see much if any improvement using a ata66 card ,you may want to get rid of it and move your pci cards around a bit and leave the one next to the agp port open.....
In addition some things DO NOT like to be bus mastered ,so if you have bus master drivers installed uninstall them and see how that works ,at anyrate leave the pci slot next to the agp blank ,that will cause you alot of headache.
Put the TV Tuner in PCI slot-1, directly under the AGP slot. The AGP slot & PCI slot-1 share the same IRQ, & the TV Tuner has to talk to the video card in the AGP slot anyway. This usually works, & does not require a new IRQ for the TV Tuner as it shares with a device it talks to anyway.
If you have a burner, IMHO ditch the Zip drive & save an IRQ.
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