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Old 11-17-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a TV Tuner for a notebook

Thread title explains most of the situation. Specifically:
  • Must accept composite input (component and/or s-video a plus, but not required)
  • No measurable latency/lag (by far the most important thing, as this will be used almost exclusively for console gaming)
  • PCMCIA is preferrable (I've heard some of them overheat and stop working, but apparently some USB ones fail to work correctly or have lag problems)
  • Money isn't a huge object, preferrably something <=$100 though... if the price is right and it works correctly I might get two
I've looked around at a few sites/listings/ebay auctions but almost none of them seem to even mention the latency issue, or advertise "lagless gaming" or the like.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: Looking for a TV Tuner for a notebook

This one is PCMCIA and looks decent and also has S-Video: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...230&CatId=1426

Here are some USB ones I found:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815302001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815144011

Hope that helps
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: Looking for a TV Tuner for a notebook

The PCMCIA one doesn't look bad, but it worries me that these, like the ones I've seen, don't mention a single word about their speed/latency for gaming.

I dunno, it just seems to me that's something they'd want to advertise. I have serious reservations against spending that kind of money on something which won't give immediate results on-screen; for TV it barely matters, but in gaming it's a very different story.

That's why I was hoping for reccomendations from people who'd done this exact thing before. But the links are useful, thanks.
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