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Does anyone have any experience doing this? What is the picture quality like? Does it work OK?

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I have put my computer on my hdtv but wasn't that thrilled with picture as suspected. The picture isn't sharp which has a lot to do with how TV's scan or interlace the picture and receiving signal. TV monitors work different than CRT monitors. http://www.hut.fi/Misc/Electronics/circuit.../video2vga.html

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/dtv.htm

http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5108580-7.html

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From the topic, I'd say Recon was looking for TV signals on a computer monitor, not computer signals on a TV. :huh:

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ahh ok my mistake tho i dont have an all in wonder or tv capture card anymore the old ATI AIW i had a few years back did a good good or having a tv picture on my monitor

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I'm thinking of getting one of those TV tuner PCI cards - anyone ever used one or seen one being used?

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Recon,Feb 11 2004, 21:12 ] I'm thinking of getting one of those TV tuner PCI cards - anyone ever used one or seen one being used?

Yeh I have one. It was really very cheap, and easy to install and use, so they are a fun item to get.

I don't use it anymore becuase I relocated the PC and the TV is now about 4 metres behind me LOL. When I was upstairs though, the TV card was cool. You can work away on the PC and have the TV window pinned anywhere on the screen, at any size you want. When someting interesting comes on, you just resize it bigger. It's a cool gadget.

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The questiona that has to be asked is if it's 56k friendly :(

Very. Infact it is 0Kbs freindly. :blink:

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The questiona that has to be asked is if it's 56k friendly  :(

Very. Infact it is 0Kbs freindly. :blink:

Of course

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Completely forgot it has nothing to do with net...

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You can work away on the PC and have the TV window pinned anywhere on the screen, at any size you want.  When someting interesting comes on, you just resize it bigger. It's a cool gadget.
Sounds good.

It was really very cheap, and easy to install and use, so they are a fun item to get.
Define really very cheap.

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Think I'll have to get one of those.

Me too... I've been meaning to for a LONG time. :)

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I had a quick spaz through the net last night, and you can get ones (for uk'ers) that can pick up digital freeview channels for less than a freeview box. Don't forget you can also record and screenshot all the stuff. I'm just trying to find some decent reviews for a sub £50 one at the mo.

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I had one too on my old computer. It was great. :) My current computer doesn't have one but there's not much need when my roomate has a TV. :)

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I had a quick spaz through the net last night, and you can get ones (for uk'ers) that can pick up digital freeview channels for less than a freeview box.

That's interesting, lemme know what you find out.

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Savastore has a few, go to Digital Terristerial viewer There are a few others on that page and the cheaper ones on the previous page. I might just get the usb one as I can't get digital channels where I live anyway.

Dabs have a few as well although I never liked browsing their web site as it is so user unfriendly. Although i did find this one There is even a pretty lady to tell me what it does :D

Edit: Having read some more stuff over at tv-cards.com external usb devices aren't as good as the pci compadres.

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Ive got an old videocapture card. It has s-video, standard av (tulp) in-out and some 9pin audio thing.

Do you guys know if i can hang it some how on cabletv (asfor the standard rf/antenna plug wont fit)?

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@BlueRose_76,

Sounds like you've got the display and capture hardware, but no tuner to select channels with. If you don't have the coax in, but do have RCA's, you'll need to stick some kind of tuner (like a cable box or VCR) in between your TV cable and computer, and use the external device to change channels.

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@BlueRose_76,

Sounds like you've got the display and capture hardware, but no tuner to select channels with. If you don't have the coax in, but do have RCA's, you'll need to stick some kind of tuner (like a cable box or VCR) in between your TV cable and computer, and use the external device to change channels.

Thanks, yeah i did understand i need some kind of tuner, but still cant get the antenna-cable (which goes in the tv, coax?) into the video card. And whats a rca?

Tia

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071102c1.jpg

RCA is the plug type. By "standard av in-out" I was assuming you were referring to the plug types in the picture.

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I cant get this;

this.jpg

into this;

intothis.jpg

pic 1 is the rf/antenna cable which goes directly in television.

pic 2 is an rca, as you mention it and a s-video in/out.

I need to convert the rf/antenna into s-video. RCA wont do because the rca-in is only de vid, without the sound signal, i presume.

thanks

Edited by BlueRose_76

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You're on the right path.

Since you've got a video capture device, the audio stream needs to be routed through your sound card's line in jack. :huh:

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