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    I already have a USB capture card(S-video input and composite input). I use it on two different computers

    Dell PC with a pentium 4 processor, 2 gigs of ram, brand new video card, windows XP

    Asus netbook, Atom processor, 2 gigs of ram, onboard video card, windows XP

    When i connect my USB capture device to the set top box that I got from the cable company the quality is okay but not terrific.

    If I purchase a USB style tuner card and connect that to my cable service(coaxial wire from the wall) would that give me a better quality image? I want to record the best quality video possible


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    Not likely and you would be limited to analog channels or unencrypted QAM.

    Are you trying to record high def locals? That might work. Be prepared for 8-10 GB/hr though.
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