Best TV Tuner Card for DTH Services in India

If you have an extra desktop or laptop, you can enjoy TV on it. This will save you the cost of buying a new TV. All you need to do is to buy a TV tuner card for this purpose. This post explains about best TV tuner card for DTH services in India.

Most of the people are not aware of the fact that they can watch TV on their desktops or laptops. This can be achieved by using external TV tuner cards. TV tuner cards are of two types-internal and external. The internal TV tuner cards are required to be placed inside the desktop while external ones can be used from outside. It makes sense to go for external TV tuner cards as they can be used on multiple systems separately. On the other hand, once you get the internal cards installed on a system, it becomes time consuming to remove it and then fix on another system. All the external TV tuner cards can be used with DTH service providers in India. In some cases, there might be compatibility issues and thus it is advised to check the compatibility in advance.

Best TV Tuner Card for DTH services in India

There are a number of brands that manufacture external TV tuner cards for desktops and laptops in India. Some of the leading companies in this field are Intex, iBall, Frontech and AverMedia. The price of the TV tuners starts from about Rs 1000 and it goes up to 10000 and above. The difference in price of different models is due to presence of differing features. For instance, if we talk about the iBall Claro CTV27 tuner card it comes with the price tag of Rs 1358. The main features of this device are remote control support, inbuilt FM, scheduled on/off button and support of resolution upto1920*1200 pixels. You can also go for high end TV tuner cards from other brands like the AverMedia AverTV Hybrid Volar HD TV tuner card which is available for about Rs 5200. This card also supports recording facility in addition to above mentioned basic features. Pinnacle is also a very reputed brand but its products are quite costly. If you are looking for durable TV tuner card, you should go for this brand.

Features to Look for in TV tuner Card

When you are buying a TV tuner card for DTH services, you need to be careful about certain features. Firstly, the picture quality should be awesome as it will help you to get the best out of DTH plan. Intex TV tuner cards have good reputation with picture quality. Another important thing is the durability aspect as you certainly want the TV tuner card to last for years. Durability becomes more important for people who are addicted to TV and will thus be using the device for longer duration every day. Most of the TV tuner cards come with 1 year warranty. One might not be requiring certain features and thus there is no need to choose cards with those features. For instance, most of the people never use the inbuilt FM provided with the TV tuner card. Similarly, some of the cards also come with inbuilt speakers which are seldom used. It is better to avoid models with these features as they are costly.

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Guest Author: Abhinav28 Mar 2015

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