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I am about to make my sig rig a PVR and am wondering can i use my OB graphics

if i want to record/watch TV or will i have to get a GFX card?
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It depends on if your video card has a line-in type of deal, and what kind it is.
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post #3 of 12
you can buy a tvtuner card, it will do the same thing and use your onboard as the output.
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you can buy a tvtuner card, it will do the same thing and use your onboard as the output.
That is what I did. Went to BestBuy and laid down 119 for a Win-PVR, and had it break a week later to take it back and them tell me I never bought it. Kinda pissed me off.
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Yeah im getting the Hauppage WinTV-PVR-150
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That is exactly what I got, and the coax jack on the back fell off.
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post #7 of 12
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so i can use the TV tuner and not need a GFx card?
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post #8 of 12
Well you have to have a graphics card to have a monitor.

If you mean you don't have to buy a card and use your integrated graphics (where you plug the monitor into the motherboard), then yes, you can just use the tuner.

You are going to want to have the screen from your computer on your TV right? Well then in that case, you are going to either have to get a really big monitor to replace your television, buy a D-Sub/VGA to RCA/Coax adapter, or get a graphics card that has an output for a TV.
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Well i need to get a little blue cable thingy (D-Sub i think) toa DVI adapter since mt TV supports DVI input
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sure.
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