I'm currently planning on purchasing the WinTV-PVR-350 from Hauppauge for video capturing and would like to know if it is absolutely necessary to have a VGA card installed or if it should work well enough without it.
I have already done some video capturing via a Sony Handycam and it has worked well. However, I need something with more power (and would use less of my CPU) for other projects I'm planning.
I have no issues purchasing the Video card if necessary since I have a free AGP slot for it, would rather not spend the money if not absolutely necesssary. Also, would I need a standard VGA card or a heavy duty Gamer card for this??