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which external TV tuner

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by NaTT, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. NaTT

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    I've recently got a 19inch LCD panel for my PC. It's got some speakers but then, my PC speakers have 2 inputs, so I've got sound covered.

    I'd like to tidy the spare/PC room up and get rid of the old 14in CRT.

    My LCD panel has a spare VGA input (the other is DVI coming from PC) and I'm looking for an external TV tuner, preferably with both SCART (so I could use a Video sender) and UHF (so I can use my run of cable from the living room) inputs and a remote.

    They exist and they're about £120 but what do people suggest?
     
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    The ARCAM Nicam box is the best for analogue signals, they turn up once in a while if I don't buy them :)

    [Not all of us can receive freeview, digital radio, channel 5........:(]
     
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    thanks for the links. I'd considered these, but they all seem to lack VGA out, for PC monitors.
     
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    they do but VGA is actually analogue RGB so the hauppage DECT 1000 ~IIRC has a nine pin D-Sub connector what is VGA??? PC input? i know that a lot of PV accept RGB through the VGA port so a custom cable may be required. I dont think any box will have VGA output! Other option is a proV or similar
     
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    Pace twin is seful, has 2 in built tuners and a 10gig hard disk recorder to let you watch a digi channel whilst recording one.....I find it excellent.
     
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    An LCD monitor will require something like the pro-v, as it will not synch on the rgb from a set top box, even with a JS VGA converter. In my experience the pro-v is not a good solution for TV/video, it's not that good with anything I've tried it with except plasmas. Then there are better ways, they just cost more.
     
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    OK so Pro V looks like it might be a good bet, but it doesn't have scart in (which many of the wireless TV senders seem to favour). Are there any with scart?


    PS. well done to av-sales though, they have a picture of the rear of the box, very helpful.
     
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    Sorry if you have misunderstood my post, I am absolutely NOT recommending the pro-v, I've used them many times, and found them sadly lacking with LCD monitors. I know of no solution with a scart, there are a couple of newer tv tuners, give me a day and I'll suggest one. Head stuck in a ceiling at the moment, sonance in each hand....
     
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    thanks unky chris!

    that looks very good. Just to make sure I've got this right...
    you'd use a cable with scart at one end and white, red and yellow rca adpators (sound left/right and video) at the other, to get a feed into the device from a SCART equiped video sender?
     
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    My video sender uses composite cable (red,white,yellow) as an interconnect so I plug this straight into the tuner. So for a scart equiped video sender you could certainly just use a scart/composite cable. I may be wrong but I don't think video senders can transmit RGB signals anyway, so by using composite cables you won't lose any quality.
     
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    puts on Mr Burns voice: Excellent !
     

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