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Old 12-23-2004, 09:01 AM   #1
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How do you watch TV on your computer? What do u have to buy etc.?
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:28 AM   #2
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It all has to do with your video card. If you look at the specs on a certain card it should tell you if you are able to hook your tv up to it.
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:32 AM   #3
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I don't wanna hook my TV up to it, Can't you get something like a TV tuner???
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:29 PM   #4
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Yeah I am pretty sure that they have tv tuner cards out there. I dont know how much they cost though.

Check this card out.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...100-109&depa=0
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:49 PM   #5
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tigerdirect had some TV Tuners. An average one is about $100. You can find them for more or less...it all depends on what features you want.
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:14 PM   #6
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Cool would soemthing like this work-
http://www.dabs.com/uk/Search2/Produ...20Tuner%20card

So reading the fatures and stuff you can watch TV, record TV and evrerything.

How do these things come? Are they like graphics card , or just software?? Is it good quality? Do u need anything else besides the tuner?
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:22 PM   #7
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ooh i want one too but my graphic card isnt good enough =[
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:30 PM   #8
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The one I posted about is like a graphics card. And yes what you posted would work also.
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FuRgy...That one will be fine, but it's more for captureing. There are others without all those features that will work as well. Now if you do want to capture video rather than just watching it, that'll be fine.

YoYo... I have a 286 computer with a capture card! Your video card will be FINE
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Old 12-23-2004, 03:28 PM   #10
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OK, That's excellent.

Would that TV tuner work good with this system-

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 939 Pins
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Another question...I don't quite understand how this tuner thing works...I put it in my computer just like a graphic's card...Then what? Surely I have to plug something into it to watch TV and record...?
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Yeah, it should work fine.

I assum your comp has AGP and PCI slots. Your video card goes in your AGP, and the capture card goes in a PCI. Then all you have to do is connect either the coax cable for cable TV or RCA/Svideo for something like a game system, and you're all set.
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Old 12-23-2004, 03:38 PM   #12
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OK, So I'm a noob at this....

WHat is a coax cable? WHat is a RCA/Svideo cable?

I just want normal TV....Not cable...
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I think coax cables are the cables that all game systems use. It has 3 color markings, red, white and yellow.
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If you just want regular tv then all you would need to do is plug some type of antenna into it. Although you live in the UK if I am not mistaken so I am not sure if it is the same as it would be here in the US.
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No alvino... As I thought I said, RCA was the 3 colored plugs. Coax is the cable for cable TV, or yes, an antena should work.

A little mistake that hit me last night... You'll probably only have the yellow input(IE no audio) on that card. More than likely, you'll have to jumper it to your soundcard and simply use the line-in for coax, or perhaps some sort of converter for RCA. No biggie.
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If you just want regular tv then all you would need to do is plug some type of antenna into it. Although you live in the UK if I am not mistaken so I am not sure if it is the same as it would be here in the US.
Actually I live in the US. In California to be exact.
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No alvino... As I thought I said, RCA was the 3 colored plugs. Coax is the cable for cable TV, or yes, an antena should work.

A little mistake that hit me last night... You'll probably only have the yellow input(IE no audio) on that card. More than likely, you'll have to jumper it to your soundcard and simply use the line-in for coax, or perhaps some sort of converter for RCA. No biggie.
Oh. Now I know...
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Alvino I was actually talking about FuRgy. But thanks for letting me know where you live.
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OK, I'm kinda confused...I'd appreciate it if somebody could tell me what exactly I'd ned to buy...

I live in UK
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Alvino I was actually talking about FuRgy. But thanks for letting me know where you live.
Oh. LOL No problemo!
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