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Posted: 9/13/2005 6:02:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 6:03:36 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]

Do you just have to have the correct video card and software?

I have an older ATI card with cable-in connections, a tuner, and all - could I plug it into my AGP, plug in my cable coax, and run it on XP Home edition? Or do you have to have XP Media?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:04:04 AM EDT
ATI all in wonder card is reccomended, but you can do that with a TV tuner card.


Of course, even without a tv tuner or an all-in-wonder I can watch all the TV I want on my PC. I just download the epsiodes and watch them through the pc on my tv, though an s-video cable.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:05:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:13:20 AM EDT
Here's what I'm using. All you have to do is load the software to your PC, connect the cable coax, and the connect it to a USB port.

Pinnacle PCTV USB2 TV Tuner


Bought it here for $89 + shipping
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:14:39 AM EDT
They got the hook up nephew!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:15:20 PM EDT
Dear god, man, they've had TV tuners for PC for 10 years at least

I'm guessing you ain't what they call an early adaptor.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:20:52 PM EDT
With magic that they stole from this incredible repository of magic called "Fry's Electronics".

WOoooOooOoOooooo
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:29:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
I have an older ATI card with cable-in connections, a tuner, and all - could I plug it into my AGP, plug in my cable coax, and run it on XP Home edition?

That will work. Check ATI's website for new drivers for that card. It will run as a "picture in picture" window on your desktop.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:31:54 PM EDT
There has been a market shift toward big screen TV's and larger computer monitors.

As a result the little people who used to be in the small TV's (27" or less) are out of work, because they are way to small to be in a big screen TV. Coonsidering the number of TV's in America alone that is a large amount of unemployed little people.

So the FCC and the Dept of labor worked out a deal where computer manufacturers get a gov't subsidy for putting the little people into the newer large monitors.

You are probably to young to remember when cable TV started. With all those extra channels that were added there wasn't enough little TV people to go around!

Sorry, I should have started this with "Listen up because this is no shit...."
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:36:49 PM EDT
You ask many questions........but did you get your vanity up in the bathroom?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:26:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rocky9_5:
You ask many questions........but did you get your vanity up in the bathroom?



Not yet. Had a rough night. Will probably have an even rougher Wednesday.

To answer the other comment(s) above. I have used a tuner before obviously since I have an older tuner card, so I guess I was really just asking about hte copatibility of the older card with newer hardware/software, and the expected results.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:34:15 AM EDT
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