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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:33 pm    Post subject: Anybody know much about TV tuner cards? Reply with quote

Here's what I'd like to do: connect the coaxial cable coming out of the wall to my pc or monitor and view tv on my LCD monitor. Here's the catch: I don't have an available PCI slot (damn soundcards!), so I'd prefer USB/FireWire or just something that I can attach directly to the monitor (via a splitter).

I saw this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000234W2C/ref=pd_rvi_gw_1/104-2376068-4138317?ie=UTF8

And this:
http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B0007LBMR2/ref=s9_asin_image/104-2376068-4138317

The cheaper the better, as this is likely a temporary solution. Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is this for a laptop machine? because you can get those wintv cards from go video (very reputable company, been around for ever) for like 30 bucks its PCI so unless you need the USB for a laptop or something i'd go with that instead Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kewlbns69 wrote:
is this for a laptop machine? because you can get those wintv cards from go video (very reputable company, been around for ever) for like 30 bucks its PCI so unless you need the USB for a laptop or something i'd go with that instead Smile


It's for a desktop, but like I said, I don't have an available PCI slot -- the machine only has 2, and I have both my Delta 66 cards installed. WinTV makes a USB tuner, though. I'll check those out. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh my mistake man....guess i missed that, you must have an old machine if you only have 2 PCI slots...guess i took the 5 i have for granted...hehe Smile....good luck with the wintv usb thing...i'm sure it'll work fine for you -beenz

P.S upgrade that sucker! Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kewlbns69 wrote:
oh my mistake man....guess i missed that, you must have an old machine if you only have 2 PCI slots...guess i took the 5 i have for granted...hehe Smile....good luck with the wintv usb thing...i'm sure it'll work fine for you -beenz

P.S upgrade that sucker! Smile


My Mobo is only 1.5 years old and it's only got 3 PCI slots (and 4 PCI-E slots). Even new uATX form factor MOBO's only have 2-3 PCI slots.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

guess mine's old then no pci express on mine....personally PCI-e is dumb thre's very little support for it still even what 2 years later?
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