The ASUS My Cinema EHD3-100 Dual Hybrid TV Card is a PCIe card, giving it that extra bandwidth necessary for HD video.  It can handle both digital and analog signals, in case you have elderly appliances that are not up to handling digital input.  Its dual nature comes from the ability to let you watch one program while recording another to your PC or a TiVO and other PVRs.  Gamepyre was quite impressed with the quality provided by this card, though they did run into some difficulties with console gaming and thought it was time to include HDMI.

“The functionality of the card and quality of video is very good to great depending on the signal being captured. Watching TV and recording your favorite series is done easily and quickly with the EHD3-100 Dual Hybrid TV Card. The only thing the card is actually missing would be an HDMI input, but I know that will be in a later model as HDMI capture is still in its infancy. If you want high quality capturing with lots of functionality then the EHD3-100 Dual Hybrid TV Card is a great choice. The ability to setup and connect more then one input at a time is convenient. The setup and install of the software and card are easy enough that I am sure that most users will have no problem setting this unit up. Asus has done an excellent job in replacing my previous card with their new card EHD3-100 Dual Hybrid TV Card. Good job Asus and I look forward to that HDMI version down the road.”

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