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Good, as long as reception is good
on 4 August 2010
I bought two of these for my new HTPC, to use with Windows Media center, and was initially very pleased. Then I noticed I was missing a few channels, including C4, ITV, and Five. It turns out, those channels have poor signal in my area, but my freeview TV and the settop box I was using before getting these picked up those channels fine.
I bought a Hauppauge Nova-T 500 as replacement, and it picked up the missing channels instantly.
So, my advice: if you are in an area with good signal strength, these are well worth getting - at less than half the price of most of the competitors. But if reception is bad, you'll regret it and need to spend a bit more to get a better card.