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Old 04-08-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Cable Box Replacement

In my house we have a Time Warner cable box that allows us to receive digital and HD cable channels on our HDTV.

similar to this model
http://www.tvsnob.com/pictures/cable-box-front.jpg

Is there any card that i can put in my computer that will allow me to receive these digital and HD channels in WMC?

interface doesn't matter i have a nice mainboard
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:02 PM   #2
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I believe you would need some type of a tuner card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...r+card&x=0&y=0
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Whats the input that goes into the box like? I'm not familiar with your service as i am UK based.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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we plug a basic RF Cable into the back of the box

looks like this

http://www.pachd.com/free-images/tec...v-cable-01.jpg

if we plug this cable into the tv directly we dont get digital or HD channels, that's what i'm trying to avoid on my computer



UPDATE:
all right, solved my own question.

my cable box uses a CableCard to stream encrypted premium channels from Time Warner. the CableCard technology is protected and the content is DRM. the only way to stream it too a computer is to buy a computer from the company that makes CableCard, and a special tuner from either ATI or SONY.

too expensive and confusing for me too mess around with
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