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PC TV Tuner Advice


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#1 UpgradeMe

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:11 PM

Have a AverMedia external tuner which I use to connect to my cable system at home. Works great, but I would like a tuner with a remote and some features...

1. Fully functional television remote
2. Remote control power on TV when PC is in "Stand By" or off
3. Mouse capabilities on the remote
4. 1" x 2" mini tv window option on the remote
5. TV auto on and alarm even if the PC is in "Stand By" or off
6. Auto-off feature which works from the remote
7. Remote based mouse cursor zoom feature
8. Program feature for recording even if PC is in "Stand By" or off

What it comes down to is that I would like a PC TV which functions with essentially the same ease as a PC or a television. If I pick up the remote to watch television, all I have to do is click TV and then on, and the rest happens automatically.

Right now, I have a 3" x 3" digital cable box hooked up to the AverMedia tuner I have which is connected via USB to the PC. The standard cable company remote works fine for changing channels, but I can't turn off the TV from a distance with the remote, and the volume control does not function. Actually, if I only had those two features it would be enough. I realize that powering on a PC to turn on the TV is kind of extreme, but I keep my PCs on "Stand By", and I really need the feature for the television to be practical.

Has anyone seen anything like this type of set up? I don't think there is one, but, if there is I would really like to get my hands on one...

Edited by hamluis, 17 November 2010 - 05:50 PM.
Moved from Internal hardware to External Hardware ~ Hamluis.


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Posted 24 November 2010 - 10:20 AM

Even tho you listed all those features of what you want, exactly what you want is a bit confusing. Do you want a PC that has a TV Tuner in it, like a seperate PCI Card that you install into the computer, or do you want a WEB TV? Being a TV that comes with a keyboard to access the web and do email and basic computing functions.
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 03:26 PM

Thanks for the reply

I want a PC based television which can be turned on with a remote. By that I mean that the PC powers on (from any state) and then the television comes on. The television would be run fromt he wall through the digital cable television box, then to the PC television tuner using the standard cable. Also, the PC could be powered on using he remote for use with the remote or with a standard mouse and keyboard (like when someone is rolling out of bed) or could be powered automatically through the use of a programmable alarm/computer wake program.

I am 98% sure there is nothing like this available, right now, but it would be the perfect thing for me. It would be easy for a manufacturer to really make a cool remote that functioned as a mouse and which enabled a user to switch back and forth from television to Windows...maybe even start an internet browser using a mouse button. Zoom would be great for completing small jobs on the PC from a distance (anything that doesn't require typing).

With this configuration I could operate my PC with the remote and control the televsion, as well. It would be much better than just having a PC and a television connected to the same PC/monitor, because of the possibilities fot multiple uses with the remote. Also, individuals who do not have a monitor/television could easily upgrade their machine to the system. Best of all worlds for anyonw who has a good PC and would like to have television on it...

Hope this explains what I mean...




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