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Starview Box or PC

Discussion in 'Digital TV - United States & Canada' started by stewin, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. stewin

    stewin Member

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    I was considering purchasing a starview box.
    Could I just buy a tv card for my PC that would do the same thing connect to my broadband and allow me to get the channels, because i already have a cable that runs to my wall mounted plasma from my PC and would prefer to run it all from the PC if possible.
    Thanks Ste
     
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    You can in principle, but it would be easier for you to get a starview and connect that to your plasma. But you need a coax cable into your house from your provider.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, i already have te***est tv and broadband installed with a splitter before the modem.
    The reason i was considering going down the PC route was it would give me the option to record programmes onto my hard drive for later watching. I have not seen a starview box with a hard drive for this use otherwise it would mean buying a dvd recorder and running the starview through this first before the tv. I found i dont watch a lot of tv I mainly like to watch movies so i down load them on btcomet and watch them on my plasma. This is the reason i am considering getting rid of the tv package i pay for. Do you have any information on what sort of cards work on PCs, i have ahad a read on here and get the impresion that no-one makes a crd that can take the signal and convert it to read on the PC without a reciever box first??? Steve
     
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    Sorry it is quite late and I am heading for the hills. So briefly, if you want to use your pc you can but it will take quite a while and a lot of reading to do this. In essence you may get the hardware/firmware with no problem, but to set it up is a long process if you do not know how.

    For the sake of live feed recording similar to a Sly Plus box you can actually get a Starview PVR which has a dual tuner, therefore allowing you to do what you require.

    Hope this helps as I will have to bid you goodnight. If you still have queries I will be back on tomorrow.
     

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