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My brother has this lapptop http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/...306220&seg=HHO and he wants an Tv tuner card for it he want's to be able to get a signal to watch to tv. Can any one give me some suggestions being I don't know much about them.Max price is $150.00 Us.
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Here is the best of the two that newegg sells:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815150502

$50 USD, it doesnt look too bad hardware wise. Physically it looks a little cheap but I think it'll get the job done for sure. Theres one more for the same price but the coaxial connector isnt sticking out of the card so it'll limit the cables that it will work with and it also doesnt appear to have a threaded connector. Push on coaxials are hard to find and they can slip off easily. This one also has an S-VIDEO connector to use.
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Originally Posted by bigval
Here is the best of the two that newegg sells:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815150502

$50 USD, it doesnt look too bad hardware wise. Physically it looks a little cheap but I think it'll get the job done for sure. Theres one more for the same price but the coaxial connector isnt sticking out of the card so it'll limit the cables that it will work with and it also doesnt appear to have a threaded connector. Push on coaxials are hard to find and they can slip off easily. This one also has an S-VIDEO connector to use.
Thank you just what he's looking for.
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Sorry to jump in on the topic but, if I just put a tv tuner card in my comp I can watch tv? If so, cable?
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Sorry to jump in on the topic but, if I just put a tv tuner card in my comp I can watch tv? If so, cable?
Yes. I had a MX440 and It allowed me to connect a coxial cable. I was able to watch Cable and record programs, similiar to TIVO. Sweet stuff.
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Sorry to jump in on the topic but, if I just put a tv tuner card in my comp I can watch tv? If so, cable?
Yes, tes it can And you can turn on your computer with a remote that comes with the card
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And sorry to jump in on the topic, but if I install a wireless tv tuner card (if there's such thing), would I be able to watch some channels without ordering cable service?
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