Tom's Hardware Guide heeft een artikel over TV kaarten online gezet, het gaat over de mogelijkheden, de voordelen ten opzichte van de TV en hoe de kaart werkt. Naast het artikel is er ook een handige tabel te vinden waar alle features in staan van 7 TV kaarten:
Modern TV cards can transform a PC into a multifunctional device: high picture quality and resolutions for television images, stereo or Dolby surround sound, practical use of video/teletext, the possibility to save video clips or snapshots on a hard disk - all this is available using add-on cards for about $100. The latest development has its origins in the sound processing market: using free software it's possible to receive the latest hits in compressed MP3 format and to then save these onto a hard disk with the help of a TV card.
All this has given us the impulse to test the most important products in the form of add-on cards and external boxes. Our investigations concentrated on the quality and functionality available. The following report takes a look at TV cards and the extensive services they offer under the motto: a TV card can do much more than just display television pictures on a monitor! A topic for Europeans we looked at carefully is Pay TV because one thing's clear here: buying a TV card is definitely worth its while and normally means a lot of fun!
[...] Currently, only a few TV cards can be used under Windows 2000. The reason: many manufacturers don't offer device drivers for the new operating system yet. In addition, Microsoft hasn't integrated a standard PAL version TV viewer for Europeans in Windows 2000, despite their original intention. This means that the manufacturers and vendors of TV cards will have no alternative but to develop their own TV viewers. ATI (All in Wonder 128) and Pinnacle (Studio PCTV Pro) have set a good example here and already offer full support for Windows 2000.