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tv tuner card for PC

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by jbent, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. jbent

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    Im looking into getting a video card for my computer. I am wondering which would would be better and external device or an internal device what are the pros and cons to each one??
     
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    wait, video card *or* tv tuner? they are two separate things.
     
  3. jbent

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    a tv tuner card
     
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    internal card. i recommend Hauppage.
     
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    this is what i use

    PCTV HD Pro Stick Overview
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    I'm also a little persuaded to buy a tv tuner but heres the thing: I don't have access to a CATV line (my line's are only downstairs not upstairs where my computer is). I wasn't sure if a TV tuner would work because don't you need to plug in a CATV line into the card? Is there a card where you don't need to plug in a line... wireless?
     
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    FaugYou: in response to your question about wireless ones I think radioshack.com and a few other websites have something like that on their websites that uses an wireless antenna to get the signal. Other than that the other thing you could do is get a two way spliter and run a seperate coaxial cable to your upstairs. You can get good deals on coaxial cable online or like ebay. The spliters are only a couple bucks and most stores. So ya give one of them a try. good luck.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/im...4-9744992-2665541?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&img=2

    http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-WinTV-HVR-950-Tuner-Personal-Recorder/dp/B000J1CCGA
     
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