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PCI Express x1 slots

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those TV tuners look bigger than a standard PCI express 1x slot...

 

catkicker many motherboard mcft's also use the pci-express 1x slots for soundcards.

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x16 tuner card is a waste.

 

The highest bitrate of an OTA HDTV stream right now is about 18 mbps. That's less than 3 MBps.. say it has multiple tuners in it - which you'll never find. Say three, to be crazy, for multiple channels, you're still under 10. PCI is over 100 MBps.

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lol 8800 gtx isnt even CLOSE to saturating that bus. let alone tuner cards.

 

who knows, maybe sony will release a proprietary television stream that requires 80 MBps bandwidth, and then we'll see this be needed :)

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The "tuner card" linked isn't a "tuner card" at all. It's simply a DVI connector that uses the signal from a non-DVI video card to drive a DVI output. It requires a X16 slot but only utilizes X8 bandwidth from the slot according to my connector count which may be off because I can't see the other side of the edge connector.

 

"the Pegasus ADD2 cards interface with the on-board graphics chipsets via the standard x16 PCI Express socket"

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lol 8800 gtx isnt even CLOSE to saturating that bus. let alone tuner cards.

 

who knows, maybe sony will release a proprietary television stream that requires 80 MBps bandwidth, and then we'll see this be needed :)

 

Good luck getting cable companies to adopt that.

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ATSC streams have 19.4 Mbps, cable 256 QAM streams have 38.8 Mbps, not even close to using up a usb2's bandwidth.

 

The only use for a pci-e device is not having enough pci slots because nothing uses pci-e lol.

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