Adding TV capability
I now have both a monitor (20" Samsung) and a small TV in my office on which I occasionally but daily, watch business related news. In my remote location I have only satellite TV programming through Dish, no broadcast. If I could eliminate the TV set there would be more desk room.
I'm insecure in my selections and would appreciate review and/or better suggestions for my purpose. I'd like to be able to continue working on the computer while watching programming in a separate window, nothing intense as regards the TV material. My Dish receiver is remote and channels are controlled by an RF remote for it so I don't require a fancy Tuner card for channel changing, nor a remote control. I also plan on installing another drive to enable use of it for recording Dish programs. House is wired appropriately to enable viewing the recorded material elsewhere or on the computer monitor.
Here's what I'm considering:
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 MC - White Box 1187 PCI-Express x1 Interface - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Rest of my equipment in my sig. Approval? Better suggestions?
ASUS M3N78 PRO, G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB), 2 WD Caviar 500GB, AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7 GHz, LITE-ON 20X DVD Burner, Antec Three Hundred, Corsair 400W PSU, Windows 7 64 Bit
ASUS P8Z77-V LK, Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge, CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB, Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB SSD, Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB HDD, SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W Modular PSU, EGVA Video Card, Hauppauge WinTV board, Window 7 64 bit