So mostly due to me being lazy and not wanting to get up from my computer to watch TV, I'd like to get some sort of TV-PC card. I know these cards are common, but I'm looking for any recommendations you all may have. I've got a pretty powerful system, dual monitor setup as well.
What I have:
-Dual monitor setup
-Win7 system with 6GB Ram
-AMD Radeon HD 6800 (not sure if this helps, as I don't think this has video input)
-Cable subscription and cable box with HDMI, S-video, and composite video out
-PS3 with HDMI out
What I want to do:
-Watch TV/Cable in a window on my desktop/side monitor.
-Play PS3 games in a window on my desktop/side monitor.
What I'd like to do, but is not critical:
-Record TV/Movies to my Hard drive.
What I can't do:
-Move my TV into my computer room, or vice-versa.
I see all these TV cards, but I'm not sure what to look for. I'm surprised that many of them seem to only have S-video, co-ax, or component video input. I thought with today's use of HDMI, it would be easier to have a card that would allow that input. I'd love to have a card that I could just plug in my cable box and my PS3 hdmi outputs into, have a window pop up on the desktop, and away I go. I don't care about remote controls, as I sit right in front of my monitor/keyboard.
Recommend me a TV-card!