TV Tuner Card


Old 12-20-04, 12:46 AM
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TV Tuner Card

Hey all,

I was thinking about installing a TV Tuner card in my daughters computer instead of buying her a TV set for her room.

Anyone have suggestions or recomendations.

I've searched the web, and found little to no recomendations and reviews.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 12-20-04, 05:48 AM
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I wouldn't put a TV of any sort in a child's room, but that's a parenting issue and I won't go any further in that direction.

You will be better off with a TV than with using the computer. Unless it is a fairly new computer, it may not be able to use the full screen for the TV. Plus, these setups are not as easy as they sound.

If you do insist on going this route, I would recommend a USB TV tuner. These are by far the easiest to install and configure. They do not require you to open the computer and insert a card and they work fine for basic TV functions.
Old 12-20-04, 07:57 AM
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Personally, I like the ATI All-In-Wonder cards. A good video card/TV tuner/etc all in one card. They work well.

Old 12-20-04, 09:10 PM
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I used the ATI TV-Wonder cards for years (the full cards, not the 'VE' ones they only seem to have now. They work very well, but can be a pain to setup.

FWIW, a real TV would be cheaper for comparable screen size.
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