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TV Tuner Card in Acer Aspire L3600


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#1 teabie

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:29 PM

Dear Folks,

I've always had a TV in my room, so I never fiddled with the TV Tuner card in my PC.

Recently, I sold it off to make more room in my new place, and I have NO idea what to do to get the TV Tuner Card working. I just want to watch my local Austalian channels like ABC, Channels 7, 9 & 10, and SBS. Even better if I can receive international channels! Don't mind buying something which can do that.

Do I need antennas? What do I need to buy? Please do not assume I know anything. :thumbsup:

Thank you for your time.

Edited by teabie, 08 December 2008 - 07:31 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:44 PM

You probably need an antenna for OTA (Over the Air) broadcasts and software that can make use of the TV Tuner card.

What's the make and model of your PC and Tuner Card? Do you have Capture software installed for the Tuner card?

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 05:21 PM

Hello,

Thanks for replying!

It's an Acer Aspire L3600, and the specification says "TV TUNER Single MCE Digital TV Tuner + remote". I'm not sure if I have the Capture software, but the media aspect is under Acer.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 06:18 PM

What version of Windows are you running?

IF you right click on "My Computer" Click properties, and go to the Hardware tab and Click on Device Manager. See if you can find the Tuner Card.
It should be connected turned on. What's the Model of the card?

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:45 PM

Do you get your cable through a coaxial cable, or through satellite? When I had a TV tuner card, all I needed to do was plug a coaxial cable (that is used to give your tv cable) into my card. Of course, the other end was connected to my cable line. After that, all you need is some software that will let you watch tv, as RandomUser stated, which the tv tuner card may have come with.
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 02:44 AM

Hello everyone,

I've checked. My TV tuner card is YUAN MPC788 Mini PCI Hybrid TV Tuner. It says it's functioning properly, and I've tried updating its driver. It says it's already updated.

I use Acer Arcade Live to search for channels, and also Windows Media Center, but both with no avail. I've plugged in a Sansai ATN-228 VHF|UHF Indoor Antenna to the computer.

Am I missing out on something?

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:53 PM

However you get TV...should connect directly to the card.

There should be a connection between the card and your sound card/chip, with the cable running IN to the sound card/chip, OUT from the capture card.

There has to be some program installed whereby you select channels viewed, etc.

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