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Old 6-Apr-2016, 1:59 PM   #4
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I've tried a Tablo and an off brand Kodi type of system. Sent them both back, tuners were not as good as the Samsung TV.

I built a DVR using a Windows 7 PC and a PCI dual tuner card from Hauppauge.

It gets all the same channels as the TV, with close to the same signal and SNR as the TV.

The image quality coming out of the PC's graphics card via HDMI is better than the Samsung TV. (Which was pretty good itself.)

It would be nice if some type of Consumer Reports side by side testing was done, but I'm not holding out any hope for that. I think we are on our own there.
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