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Posted: 9/17/2005 9:32:34 PM EDT

My main video card is a Geforce on the AGP, but the ATI card is on a random PCI slot. I want to hook my cable coax and watch TV. Is there any plug-ins for media player or something I can use?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 10:44:13 PM EDT
Unless you have a ATI all-in-wonder (or other brand video card with tv tuner built in), you need a seperate TV tuner card. There must be some mechanism that receives TV coded signals (whether through rabbit ears or cable tv/VCR box) and decodes into computer talk (simplification).

Now many cards have a video "out" that you can hook to a TV, but very few have a TV signal video "in".

If you want to buy one to be able to watch tv through your PC, they are pretty cheap at about $40-50 bucks for a basic one like a ATI PCI TV tuner card. More expensive models have remote controls. They also generally have TIVO type capabilities in being able to record anything coming into the PC onto your hard drive. be aware that it takes up a LOT of hard drive space.

I have a basic ATI TV card and it works fine with either rabbit ears or cable/dish input (through a VCR). It comes with a nice nice program (forgot name) that allows you to download show listings of every channel without charge.

I basically got it so I could hook up my PS2 and play games and not hog the TV. Works good, but PS2 on nice monitors really shows how crappy PS2 games look.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 11:18:40 PM EDT
Any TV tuner card should have come with drivers and software to watch it.

The CD probably installed a simple (cheesy?) program when you installed the drivers for the card.

Look in your installed programs, for it.

I'm not sure what ATI calls their program. It's probably obvious in the start/programs menu though.

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 1:21:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 1:22:00 AM EDT by Xer0]
Unless I am mistaken (as the Rage Pro is pretty darn old), the Rage Pro is just a plain ol' video card. Doesn't matter what drivers or software you use. Not a TV tuner and no inputs. I could be wrong though as I'm going by memory.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 1:24:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 1:27:07 AM EDT by ARDunstan]
You need an All In Wonder 9700 PRO

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 1:37:17 AM EDT
Currently the best TV tuner cards are the hauppauge pvr150 and cards based on the ATI Theater 550pro. As others have said, the rage pro is a old ancient video card not a tuner/capture card.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 2:42:08 AM EDT
And they dont work with satellite, already tried it.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:33:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JB69:
Any TV tuner card should have come with drivers and software to watch it.

The CD probably installed a simple (cheesy?) program when you installed the drivers for the card.

Look in your installed programs, for it.

I'm not sure what ATI calls their program. It's probably obvious in the start/programs menu though.




yes but whats on the CD is too old and not compatible with XP. HAd to downlaod the drivers from the ATI website, which stil laren't working
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