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#1 Joeman003


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Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:45 AM

I was recently looking into buying a coaxial cable card so that I can turn my Dell Desktop into a tv for the office. What type of card should I get; I don't want to pay "best buy" prices or anything like that so I was thinking about shopping on ebay. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks guys!

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:46 PM

Well just to help you when your are googling around it's called a TV Tuner card. Also you will see two. Some are external and hook up via usb (and not sure if they have any running on firewire) and then there is the internal ones that go into the pci slot.

They aren't terribly expensive on alot of the online sites so I suggest you go with someone like Newegg.com. This will basically garantee you aren't getting screwed and you will also receive a warranty with this item.

Hope this helps

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:13 AM

If your TV has S-video or fiberoptic jacks I would suggest using either of those over coax, you will get a better picture.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 11:19 AM

I have a Hauppage PVR-250 that I like a lot. Before that I had an ATI TVWonder VE that I didn't like at all (too many problems with it).
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