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can you watch tv through an htpc, like have a cable go right to the htpc and just use it as a tv?
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If you have a TV Tuner card, yes.
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Having a HTPC is doing the same thing, just on a bigger scale. You have tv tuners on your computer, then output your video to your tv.

You have 3 options for tv tuners.


PCI Express - if your motherboard has the small PCI slots


PCI


USB
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post #4 of 11
woah a usb tv tuner? Does that work well?
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is there anyway to watch tv through your monitor? intstead of the tv?
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
is there anyway to watch tv through your monitor? intstead of the tv?
Install one of these on your computer. That's it.
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Originally Posted by dhrandy View Post
Having a HTPC is doing the same thing, just on a bigger scale. You have tv tuners on your computer, then output your video to your tv.

You have 3 options for tv tuners.


PCI Express - if your motherboard has the small PCI slots


PCI


USB
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post #7 of 11
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ohhh i gotcha, could someone show me a decent one at a decent price, best bang for your buck ya kno.
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Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
ohhh i gotcha, could someone show me a decent one at a decent price, best bang for your buck ya kno.
For your sig rig? I recommend any of the Hauppauge tuner cards. You'll have to be a little more specific with what you want. USB, PCI x1, PCI? Do you want OTA(Over-the-air), basic cable, FM Tuner?
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post #9 of 11
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For your sig rig? I recommend any of the Hauppauge tuner cards. You'll have to be a little more specific with what you want. USB, PCI x1, PCI? Do you want OTA(Over-the-air), basic cable, FM Tuner?
nah its not a sig rig its gonna be a

e6300, ati x1600pro,, gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3r, and im not sure about memory yet but w.e

im gonna take a guess and say the pci ones are better, really it doesnt make a difference ill have options for either on the ud3r
over the air? no idea what tht is..
ya i want basic cable
i can live without an fm tuner
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post #10 of 11
hows the picture quality using those cards? will you get hd channels
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