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Moons ago I had a dell monitor with PIP, and I was so happy watching the football games while surfing the web or playing a video game. I 'upgraded' my monitor to something sporting nice resolution but failed to catch that it didnt have PIP. Now I want PIP back and don't really want to buy a new monitor.

Isnt there someway to feed my cable box signal to windows media player or something similar? I'm not interested in tuning into TV channels over the air or getting raw feeds.
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yea i think you can do it with these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...dows+7&x=0&y=0
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Yes, a TV tuner is required, you don't need anything real fancy, just something to hook the cable box into (so long as it has the correct tuner, I think cable boxes put out a NTSC signal), then watch it in Windows Media Center.

If you want to get fancy, you can get one that has an IR blaster (which will send the signal from the computer to the cable box) if you try and change the chanel on the cable box. If you have a remote for the cable box, then no need.
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Plus you will have DVR like capabilities and be able to pause and rewind live televion...well, I am pretty sure even the cheaper TV tuners will have that. If not, it is worth it to spend a little more to get it.
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Some cable companys encrypt the channels so I would double check you will actually be able to tune and watch them with the tuner.
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Originally Posted by Lyfskills View Post
Some cable companys encrypt the channels so I would double check you will actually be able to tune and watch them with the tuner.
He said he was going to watch through his set top box, so that is not an issue.
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