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Well what I'm talking about is Time Warner Digital Cable, and since it is digital cable, I am guessing that I need a digital TV tuner. I don't use high-def, yet, so if digital tuners are high-def only and have nothing to do with digital cable, let me know before I buy a digital TV tuner card.

Well, to be perfectly clear, what I want to do is hook up the cable line, which is run from my cable box, to my TV tuner, so I can watch it on my computer while controlling the channels through my cable box, as if I am using my TV but instead I'm using my computer.

Also, if I use the cable line from the wall, can I, in some way, control my cable TV through the computer instead of the cable box?
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post #12 of 15
If you want to go ahead and controll the channels thru the cable box any tv tuner card will suffice. But if you want to controll the digital channels thru the pc you need the astc tuner capable card.
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i have a TV tuner and i can control the channels through my computer or the computer's remote control. it works like this: cable comes out your wall and plugs into your cable box. you have a splitter coming out of your cable box - one goes to your TV and the other goes to your computer. if your TV tuner comes with a remote control, it will also have an IR receiver that plugs into a USB port and a little IR transmitter that you stick to your cable box's receiver window. then you go through the fun process of trying different signals to see which commands work with your cable box - like when you buy a universal remote and program it to run all your different components.

my tuner card is 2 years old and knows nothing of HDTV. since my monitor has 1280x1024 resolution and the Media Center makes the TV picture fill up my screen, the picture ends up a little bit fuzzy. TiVo is so much easier...

anyway, i can't recommend this card because i know nothing about it. i just did a quick Newegg search and this was the first HDTV tuner i found.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815100140

imho, HTPCs are complicated. they are jacks of all trades but masters of none. and with MPAA lawsuits and digital rights management stifling technology, we may not see good HTPCs for some time.
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post #14 of 15
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I'm sure there isn't ONE TV Tuner that is better than the rest in all areas. Apparently all TV tuners suck in one way or another. I haven't found one, besides a KWorld tuner, that has good reviews across the board.
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*nevermind*
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