Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-20-2009, 09:10 AM   #1
Daemon Poster
 
VINMAN46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,123
Send a message via AIM to VINMAN46
Default tv tuner

whats the point of a tv tuner?
__________________

VINMAN46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 09:18 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
tom-knox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,451
Send a message via MSN to tom-knox
Default Re: tv tuner

It allows you to watch tv on your PC instead of on a television set or via a set top box. You can get digital TV without a set-top box and you can also record TV channels or stream them etc. on your PC
__________________

__________________
New laptop:
2.1 Ghz Core 2 Duo processor :: nVidia GT150m :: 15.6" HD LCD :: 4gb RAM :: 320gb HDD

New player: iPhone 4 32gb
tom-knox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 12:35 PM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
Szat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 625
Default Re: tv tuner

Would a tv tuner let you play consoles on your pc monitor? I'd like to connect my gamecube to my pc, but I don't know if it would work.
__________________
Intel Quad 6600, Asus P5N-E SLI, GeForce GTX 560 1GB, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Zalman 9700NT, X-Fi Xtreme Gamer, 650 watt PSU
Szat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 01:10 PM   #4
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: tv tuner

Quote:
Originally Posted by tom-knox View Post
It allows you to watch tv on your PC instead of on a television set or via a set top box. You can get digital TV without a set-top box and you can also record TV channels or stream them etc. on your PC
X2.....a tv tuner is a very handy piece of hardware.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Szat View Post
Would a tv tuner let you play consoles on your pc monitor? I'd like to connect my gamecube to my pc, but I don't know if it would work.
Yes I believe so.
__________________
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #5
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1
Default Re: tv tuner

I have a question about TV tuners...
I've been contemplating building a Multimedia/Entertainment PC for awhile now...one that will take the place of my DvD/Blu-Ray, DVR, Cable box, etc. Just as sort of a test, I bought a TV card for my home computer (Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner) and no doubt, it works well. But I've noticed that it only receives channels 1-100 (or 99). Most HD channels are above this number. I figure this has something to do with not having a cable box. I've tried messing around with Windows Media but it doesn't look to be a software issue. I've heard of "cable cards" And what-not but I was under the impression that this is/was defunct technology. Anyway, bottom line...is there a way to get all channels w/o the use of a cable box? Am I missing something?
RogueCyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 03:54 PM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
Dodge1970's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 595
Default Re: tv tuner

Quote:
Originally Posted by Szat View Post
Would a tv tuner let you play consoles on your pc monitor? I'd like to connect my gamecube to my pc, but I don't know if it would work.
Gaming systems like GameCube, X-Box 360, Sony PS, and others are designed for television display. Tv tuner cards use DVI, s-video, even RCA phono composite inputs along with seeing a 75ohm cable tv jack.

The signal type for a gaming system is different from vhs, cable, external dvd players, and both composite tape type and digital camcorders there. You need a regular television for display even while cable tv uses the same 75ohm input.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RogueCyclist View Post
I have a question about TV tuners...
I've been contemplating building a Multimedia/Entertainment PC for awhile now...one that will take the place of my DvD/Blu-Ray, DVR, Cable box, etc. Just as sort of a test, I bought a TV card for my home computer (Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner) and no doubt, it works well. But I've noticed that it only receives channels 1-100 (or 99). Most HD channels are above this number. I figure this has something to do with not having a cable box. I've tried messing around with Windows Media but it doesn't look to be a software issue. I've heard of "cable cards" And what-not but I was under the impression that this is/was defunct technology. Anyway, bottom line...is there a way to get all channels w/o the use of a cable box? Am I missing something?
The one thing done here when patching a cable box into the system through a tuner card was in fact plugging the cable box into a vcr for both recording and playback on the pc later. The input source would see only one channel while the tuner on the cable box itself was used for selecting each channel.
(Gee? ended up with some 400 channels that way! )
Dodge1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 04:59 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
tom-knox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,451
Send a message via MSN to tom-knox
Default Re: tv tuner

Quote:
Originally Posted by Szat View Post
Would a tv tuner let you play consoles on your pc monitor? I'd like to connect my gamecube to my pc, but I don't know if it would work.
A TV tuner is primarily a coaxial input. There are plenty cards ("capture cards" some include coaxial input)out there with a component input tho, you could use on of those and input your Gamecube (or xbox or ps2, anything with a 3-piece component input RYW) to your pc. Then you could watch it on your pc, or record bits, whatever you like.
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=33811
__________________
New laptop:
2.1 Ghz Core 2 Duo processor :: nVidia GT150m :: 15.6" HD LCD :: 4gb RAM :: 320gb HDD

New player: iPhone 4 32gb
tom-knox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 05:47 PM   #8
Daemon Poster
 
Dodge1970's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 595
Default Re: tv tuner

There is one option for sitting at your system while playing/watching a gaming system connected to a tv to consider. http://www.futuravideogames.co.uk/ps...r-p-16319.html

In the U.S. that would be something more like the same type of ps/2 adapter seen at http://compcdr.stores.yahoo.net/conv...-magicjoy.html
__________________

Dodge1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0