media center extender--hdtv

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Subject: media center extender--hdtv
Posted by:  aaron… (aaron…
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009

I have an hp computer with windows media center xp factory
installation.  The computer also came with a built in analog tv
tuner.  It accessed a program guide which enabled recording of tv
programs in advance by setting the program guide to record.  This all
came to a screeching halt on June 12th when analog tv in the U.S. came
to a halt.

Has anyone installed an hdtv tuner for a pc that does allow the same
features as previously available?  IE:  program guide, setting
recording of programs in advance, etc.,  recording of programs in
Windows Media Center?

If a new hdtv tuner is installed, would it operate independently of
Windows Media Center, or would it be accessed
through Windows Media Center?

l don't want to rush out and make purchase completely un-informed, so
if anyone reading this has installed an HDTV tuner, I would appreciate
your experiences, also would like to know make & model # of the tuner.

I know this is asking a lot of questions, but any/all/ some
information would be greatly appreciated.