A TV card gives you the option of watching TV on your monitor. TV cards are quite useful as it offers more than just watching TV. You can connect your VCR to the TV card so that you can watch video's too. One of the useful things about having a TV card is that you can use it for capturing Video. Using the necessary software you can capture video in various format such AVI or MPEG files. One of the popular TV card is Haupauge WinTV PCI as shown below.
Older TV cards were all analogue device. Now you can get Digital TV cards which allows you to view Digital terrestrial TV channels. You can even get Digital Satellite and Cable TV cards.
Recommended TV Cards:
Hauppauge 1196 WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI-E x1 TV Tuner 1196
Hauppauge 1213 WinTV-HVR-2250 PCI-E x1 Dual TV Tuner
Hauppauge 01200 WinTV-HVR-850 USB2.0 Hybrid Video Recorder 1200 (HAUP1200)