In terms of pvr (personal video recorder) the hauppauge line
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The downside of the hauppauge line is that it costs quite a lot and the software that comes with it is quite... basic shall i say; which might diminish its function as a pvr.
Another high scorer would be the pinnacle pctv
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The ATi 550pro
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