A tuner card is a card that allows a computer to access TV signals. It is often used to use a computer as a DVR or HTPC.

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Are there solutions for watching television on a computer?

I'd like to be able to watch TV in a window while working on other projects... Is the current state of tuner hardware to the point where this would be possible? What are the most popular cards out ...
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What should I look for in a TV Tuner?

I'm going to college. My college supplies a coax connection for TVs. I'd like to connect my computer to this connection so I can watch TV on my computer rather than having a separate TV. I've been ...
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Windows 7 Media Center: sometimes no sound on a TV channel

Problem Sometimes, recorded TV shows have no sound. This is of course very annoying because the recorded show is worthless. Also, when switching channels while watching live TV, sometimes a channel ...
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Free media center PC software which runs on Windows XP

Is there something which may: Play music, at the very least in MP3-format Play video in various codec's Helps in recording video of shows from TV through a TV-in card Helps in organizing music and ...
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Is there a multichannel digital TV tuner? [closed]

Is there such thing as multichannel digital tuner? I have a digital TV at home and I want to capture 10-11 channels. All tuners I've found support only once channel at a time. The only solution I ...
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TV Tuner to record / show multiple channels at the same time

I need a cheap mode to record / watch multiple TV channel at the same time on a single PC. Can anyone recommend me any solution(TV Tuner, Application) that can help me solve this problem?
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DVI vs HDMI graphics card output

Asking on behalf of someone: I want to buy a new graphics card but do not know which would be best in terms of output, DVI or HDMI, the sound part of the HDMI is not really required, I just need ...
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How to run radio stations in your laptop?

I want to run on-air-radio channels in my laptop, just like we run MP3 using VLC Media player, Windows Media Player, or any other. Is there any way to do that, what hardware or software are required ...
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HD Video Capture Card w/ Good API?

Does anyone here know of a good HD video capture card that has a good (comprehensive) API? I administer a few servers that do some video encoding right now, but when we make the switch to HD cameras, ...
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Recommendations for a really good DVB-T card for linux [closed]

I am so fed up with my Sony HDR that is already obsolete. As I am a linux geek, I have been thinking on building my own media central. Reading various hardware support list gives some information ...
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Choosing the right TV tuner - USB or PCI TV tuners, hardware/software, DVB? Hybrid/combo/analog?

Greetings, I'll start with some background information so you know what I'm trying to accomplish and then get to my question. I work at a Television station in the US and we are working on setting up ...
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Software to capture the packets in an MPEG Transport Stream

I have a DVB-T capture card and would like to capture the packets from the MPEG stream it receives so i can analyse them just for a bit of fun and learning I've googled and found a lot of converters ...
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High-def TV tuner for satellite TV

A few months ago I bought a plasma television and upgraded my satellite receiver so that I could watch the high-def channels. We have another television purchased previously which also has a high-def ...
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Analog Tv Tuner drivers for ubuntu

I was searching for the Analog usb (stick) tv tuner card for Ubuntu, but I have not found single such tv tuner card with ubuntu drivers available. I tried to search for the open source tv tuner ...
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Alternative software for Pinnacle PCTV 100e

I have a Pinnacle PCTV 100e external USB cable television receiver. I've been using Pinnacle's software that came with the card (TVCenter Pro) to record things at given times. Things I don't like is ...
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Can I use usb tv tuner without pc?

So here is the story: I just got basic cable tv installed, but i don't have an actual TV. All I have is my pc with gorgeous 30 inch DELL WFP 3007 HC monitor. Installer have told me that if my ...
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Splitting coax cable for PC tuner

I have an HDTV connected with HDMI from a DISH Network VIP612 DVR Receiver. I want to split the coaxial connection from the DVR to my Hauppauge 1200 WinTV HVR-850 HDTV Tuner Stick. What splitter and ...
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Media Center setup won't complete for watching TV

I have a problem watching TV in Media Center. The TV constantly pauses 1/2 second then plays 1 second, pauses 1/2 second, plays 1 second - it is constant and does not vary. This problem occurs on all ...
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Software for watching TV

So, I just got a new ENUTV-2 USB TV Tuner Box, and it works fine overall. The driver seems to be OK, but the utility provided by encore doesn't seem to be working 100% in win 7. The only real issue is ...
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Issues with the internal TV Tuner cards

I want to know if there are any issues with the internal tv tuner cards. Because we are connecting to the motherboard. If any reverse currents happen then the mother board will have a problem.
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Windows 7 video capture - says camera is in use by another application

I've got an AverMedia DVD EZMaker USB Gold (C308) video capture device. I've installed the drivers for it and Windows (7 x64) seems to recognize is OK, but I cannot view any video in any capture ...
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PCI Express X1 TV Tuners Card What I need to Get it working

Okay I'm planning to get this Barebones from TigerDirect It's cheap and decent. But the downside is that the motherboard only has 1 PCIx16 which I need for my Video Card, and one PCI express which I ...
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WinTV PVR not working in Windows 7 (WinTV-PVR USB)

My Hauppauge WinTV-pvr USB does not work on Windows 7 Any ideas on how to fix this?
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TV Tuner that works with Multiple Adapters? [closed]

I have a Radeon 9600 All In Wonder, which works fine for TV viewing. However, when I enable the monitors on my other video cards, the picture is always plain black on the TV window. Further, I'd like ...
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intel HD graphics with integrated tv tuner

I have a new Dell laptop with Intel HD graphics and an integrated TV tuner. How can I use this TV tuner? Should I install third party software for using it or just configure something? I tried to ...
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Asus MyCinema U3100mini Choppy

I'm running an Asus MyCinema U3100mini ATSC on Windows 7 64-bit. When I play live TV in Windows Media Center, it's very choppy and uses 500+ MB of RAM, I'm guessing due to the hard drive buffering ...
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What is the meaning of the two different recording icons used in Windows 7 Media Center?

I am using Windows 7 Media Center with a digital TV tuner. If I am watching live TV and then use the mouse to bring up the control buttons at the bottom of the screen and press the record button once, ...
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Using a sky card in Media Center

I'm not 100% is this SU suitable but oh well. I'm wondering if it's possible to get a slot of some kind to put my Sky Card into a Media Center PC and then be able to have a triple or dual tuner, and ...
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Use AverMedia TV tunner in Linux (Ubuntu)

I have a AverMedia TV tuner (internal) and work well in windows . Are there anyone use it in Ubuntu or other Linux distribution ?
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How to capture high-def content from a cable box to a PC? [closed]

Situation We have about 60 episodes of "The Little Einsteins" saved on our cable DVR, a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD. My daughter loves the show and I am terrified that some freak accident will ...
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USB TV Tuner Not Working

I'm trying to get a USB TV Tuner to work but I'm having troubles. It's a Hauppauge WinTV 950Q and when I connect it to my Windows 7 (x64) laptop it shows that it's detected and the lights on it will ...
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Nesting Folders in Windows 7 for a Media Center

I have built a DVR comp using 2x 3TB HD's and and want my tuner card to be able to record movies and tv as long as I have space on either one of them, unfortunately Win 7 forced me to partition one of ...
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TV tuner audio plays over speakers but can't record it

I've set up a Pinnacle TV tuner card in an Ubuntu 10.04 box, but I'm getting very weird behavior surrounding the audio that I can't figure out. I know the solution is somewhere in oss, ALSA, pulse or ...
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Configuring capture card to get audio out to the speakers

I have been using my capture card as a video in device so I can play my video game systems without having to go to the TV in another room. I have been trying to get the audio to play through line-in, ...
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Is there a device that allows watching international internet TV on my LCD TV?

Is there a Home Theatre device that will allow watching international interent TV on my LDC TV? I saw one once but I am not able to find it. I am NOT talking about a Slingbox here. Something like ...
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Looking for an Over-the-Air HD tuner compatible with Windows Media Center [closed]

For Over-the-Air HD signals, what is the best TV tuner for use with Windows Media Center?
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WinTV or Windows Media Center?

I have Windows 7 Professional. I just bought a Hauppauge dual tuner card. It says I can install WinTV or use Windows Media Center. Which is better/has better support for all cable streams? What ...
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Is it possible to use two separate USB tuners with Windows Media Center?

I'm planning to replace my traditional 'big box' Core 2 Duo media center (with twin tuners) with an Asrock Ion 3D Zacate-based µATX system, but this means forgoing my existing PCI-E dual tuner card ...
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Windows 7 MCE client server HTPC

My HTPC is downstairs connected to my large screen. I would like to use my desktop upstairs to record over the air HDTV and stream it to the HTPC. I have Windows 7 Professional installed on the ...
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is there any Linux software for extracting “close caption” out of “generic” tv cards?

The title say it all. Is there any software for linux (preferably ubuntu) that let me save the close captions on some tv shows to a file? I just need to extract the closed captions isn't necessary ...
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Control TV tuner card without bundled controller? [closed]

I just added a Hauppauge HVR-2200 (EU version of their HVR-2250 dual tuner card) to my system. The package does not come with the MCE remote controller, IR receiver or IR emitters though I think I ...
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Connect CCTV Camera With BNC Cable To Computer and Make Appear As Webcam

Does anyone know the best way to connect a bnc cable(I think it's called bnc), this, to a computer (windows 7) and make it appear as a webcam so that the Vitamin D CCTV Software will see it and work ...
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Use Dish Network with a TV tuner: how? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Satellite TV on my PC? I talked to someone at Dish, and they said I must have a TV to use their receiver. So PC can't decode their signals? What if I use a TV tuner? ...
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Recording sound from TV tuner card thorough Alsa driver on Ubuntu

I have a TV tuner card with its output connected to the CD in of an integrated sound card. Video is OK, and the sound also gets thorough (to the line out) when running xawtv, for example. However, I ...
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Building a DVR system for use with custom windows application (video analytics)

Is there a good PCIe DVR capture card that has at least 4 channels as well as the hardware encoding? It would have to have decent driver support in Windows xp or windows 7. I have looked at various ...
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Hauppauge Capture Card via LAN

My desktop in my office has a Hauppauge WinTV Capture Card. Is it possible to view Broadcast TV on my laptop in the living-room?
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What is the best TV Tuner in the UK for Vista Media Center or Windows 7 Media Center (64bit)? [closed]

Looking for dual tuners and whether I can have two dual tuners on FreeView, giving four tuners. My current Hauppauge cards never ran under 64bit Vista... not sure if this has changed or not. I am ...
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How do I set up two digital TV tuners in windows media center?

I've been using Windows Media Center on Windows Home Premium for some time now with a single PCTV nanostick T2 and it works great to receive both standard and high def shows. I've just bought another ...
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Watch Live TV from Windows Media Center on a remote Computer? Not in the same house (I do have VPN)

I have a computer running a USB Tuner in one house. I want to watch it in another location. I have tried Mediaportal (didn't work) and Remote Potato. I currently use Splashtop to stream it to another ...
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Obtaining clear cable signal with Hauppage 1191-950Q TV Tuner

I bought a Hauppauge 1191 WinTV-HVR-950Q TV Tuner a while back, and I am attempting to use it to watch TV in Windows Media Center. I do not have cable TV, however I used to have Comcast. Through ...