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Hey, thinking about my Directv service, is it possible to use a TV Tuner card with DirecTV. I am not sure really how to do this because as I know, Directv is Satellite so I don't know if a i can connect my PC to it via cable line to a TV tuner card.
    
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this is also something i need to know..
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not sure about this one. maybe if you connect your cable receiver to your tv tuner, it might work.
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I think you will need to buy a SlingBox.
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Hey, thinking about my Directv service, is it possible to use a TV Tuner card with DirecTV. I am not sure really how to do this because as I know, Directv is Satellite so I don't know if a i can connect my PC to it via cable line to a TV tuner card.
I'm pretty sure this will work. You could connect the satellite box's signal output to a tuner card instead of directly to a TV. This is no different than running a tuner card with a cable box, external dvd player etc. No slingbox required. Just make sure you get a good tuner card (I would recommend the asus ones).
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Yes you can do this. You will have to use the satellites reciever and remote and the tuner will have to be on channel 3 or 4. It will be just like your tv. Just hook up your reciever to the card and kick it on. I would say to get one that is useable with Windows Media Player, there seems to be a better pic with WMP than with the software that they include with the card.
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Since its only output, would that mean, that my living room TV connected to the Directv via HDMI would be on the same channel as the cable I have connected to my TV tuner.
    
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What about the FCC requirement about Digital signals. Do they sell digital TV tuners? because I don't want to have it not work with my device.
    
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If you have a dual tuner reciever you can watch different channels. And, there is digital cards out there. Clicky
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What is the best one that would work great with Windows Vista and Media Center?

I saw a Asus one that looked good, although I don't know if its digital, and what is NTSC, for some reason I think of like regional thing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815293002

EDIT: is there a device that you can buy to be able to read Directv remotes that can plug into my computer.
Edited by hal515 - 12/18/08 at 6:33pm
    
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