TV Tuner card question

gers1978

Active Member
I'm looking for a TV tuner card for my PC, with remote, and it MUST have the ability to use the PC as a TV with the PC powered-off.

Is this possible?

Thanks
 

T0rNaDo

Moderator
if this tuner card is pci.
and plugged into one of the mobo's pci slots.

how can it work if the pc is powered off ?

the rest u ask is possible i would say.......
 

gers1978

Active Member
Well I've heard you can get TV cards (maybe card is the wrong word - box may be better) that allow you to use the monitor as a TV with no PC.
 

T0rNaDo

Moderator
well a tv box is possible.

but one with a vga or dvi connection to connect to the pc monitor.

i dunno cant say ive seen one before.

but a lcd monitor/tv.....

then yes as these have scart connection along with vga and dvi...
 

jcc1977

Standard Member
hi mark,

not sure if it helps but I use something like this.

Acer AX120

Product Description: Acer AX120 - TV / video input adapter
Device Type: TV / video input adapter - external
Video Input: TV tuner - S-video input, composite video input, VGA output - external
Analogue Video Format: NTSC, SECAM, PAL
Analogue video Signal: RGB, S-Video, composite video
Digital Video Capture Resolution: 640 x 480, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600
Features: Remote control
Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Cheers....John

:thumbsup:
 

gers1978

Active Member
Erm, no, I don't want to use the monitor as a TV with the PC off. I want the PC to be on, so I can use the Live TV function of Windows Media Center.

What I want to do is get rid of my digibox (which is currently hooked up to my PCI TV Tuner card via RF/co-ax) by buying a PCI/PCI-E/USB TV Tuner card that will either let me connect my DigiBox via SCART, or better still allow me to connect my cable from my mini dish and allow me to insert my Sky viewing card, thereby giving me Sky through the PC/Windows Media Center, without having to have a Sky DigiBox.
 

MacBurp

Novice Member
Erm, no, I don't want to use the monitor as a TV with the PC off. I want the PC to be on, so I can use the Live TV function of Windows Media Center.

What I want to do is get rid of my digibox (which is currently hooked up to my PCI TV Tuner card via RF/co-ax) by buying a PCI/PCI-E/USB TV Tuner card that will either let me connect my DigiBox via SCART, or better still allow me to connect my cable from my mini dish and allow me to insert my Sky viewing card, thereby giving me Sky through the PC/Windows Media Center, without having to have a Sky DigiBox.
You should check this thread - and be prepared for some hard work:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319927

The current best solution for SD is a FiredTV or Floppy TV (internal version of Fired TV) with a T.Rex CAM and Sky viewing card. For SD & HD, the Technotrend Budget 1500 is the card of choice - it is a lot harder to set up though.

You can't get rid of the digibox entirely (check out discussion of EMMs in the above thread), but you can put it away somewhere out of site.

There are still issues with both of these solutions - check the thread. I'm waiting for the next firmware update for the Floppy TV before going forward with this.

Happy reading and good luck.

regards,
Paul
 

gers1978

Active Member
I have a DigiBox set up downstairs as well that I use, so I guess I *could* get rid of the one upstairs
 

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