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Old 01-13-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default I currently use this TV Tuner on my 19"LCD for reg cable via Coax..Digital box or HD?

Hi guys. I have a 19" LCD Monitor and the KWorld TV Box 1440.

http://www.kworldcomputer.com/produc.../TVBOX1440.htm

I run the regular standard cable into the TV box tuner and then that sends a VGA input into the LCD monitor (so I can use my LCD monitor as a standard TV).

Is there any possible way (including getting some more cables if needed) to get from my cable company a Digital TV box or even an HD TV box and have it go into the Tuner and then into my TV (can I get digital or HD TV on the monitor?)

Or do I need a new tuner? like http://www.kworldcomputer.com/produc...5/atsc315u.htm

or like
http://www.kworldcomputer.com/produc...2/atsc310u.htm

or are those 2 PC only?

Thanks so much. I'm a noob. Please help :-D
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Default Re: I currently use this TV Tuner on my 19"LCD for reg cable via Coax..Digital box or

well you could run an s-video cable or watever from your digital box to the tv tuner, but you would have to change the channels on the cable box, and not on the computer
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:19 PM   #3
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I see. Any possibility for HD box? or do I need one of these:

http://www.kworldcomputer.com/produc...0ex_tv_box.htm

1680ex TV Box

or the 1680R
http://www.kworldcomputer.com/produc...80lcdtvbox.htm

I Don't Know what the difference between those two products are.

Also what is the difference between these 2 and the ATSC ones I listed above.

I might consider the S Video option...
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Default Re: I currently use this TV Tuner on my 19"LCD for reg cable via Coax..Digital box or

for an HD box you would need the HD tv tuner

i suggest just forgettin about kworld and getting a ATI Theatre 650

and you cant get HD signal through a s-video cable
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Thanks for your help. Just some confirmation:

I think the difference is that the ATSC ones I listed are for computer. I don't want to use a computer.

I think I need the 1680 but those are analog tuners... an HD box would need a digital external tuner right?

But I can get Digital TV (not HD box, just a digital box) through S-Video through the current 1440 tuner I use right now right?

also for Digital TV, would I notice a difference in a tuner that is 1440 x, vs 1680 x resolution?

1440 x version is what I have right now from Kworld.
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Thanks for your help. Just some confirmation:

I think the difference is that the ATSC ones I listed are for computer. I don't want to use a computer.

I think I need the 1680 but those are analog tuners... an HD box would need a digital external tuner right?

But I can get Digital TV (not HD box, just a digital box) through S-Video through the current 1440 tuner I use right now right?

also for Digital TV, would I notice a difference in a tuner that is 1440 x, vs 1680 x resolution?

1440 x version is what I have right now from Kworld.
yea u can run regular cable digital cable through there on s-video, but not HD, and 1440 and 1680 wont matter because regular tv is 720x480 anyway
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Default Re: I currently use this TV Tuner on my 19"LCD for reg cable via Coax..Digital box or

Thanks. Does S-Video really make a difference? Right now I've successfully hooked up the digital cable box via Coax cables.

It works.

Is it worth the money to buy an S-Video cable?
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