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How can i watch digital cable in a computer monitor?

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Hey guys i know this is off-topic... I have a question noob question actually. How am i able to watch my digital cable using my computer monitor as an outpout? Can i just install an hdmi from the cable box to my monitor to display? or do i actually need to go out and get a tv tuner ?
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As long as your monitor has a HDMI input, you cna run a cable to it (possibly use a HDMI switch box), or as you said, you can get a TV tuner
    
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The easiest, like paul said, is to just hook up the hdmi.

If it's digital cable, you need a Cable Card tuner in order to get it on your computer.
Look for an ATI DCT, Ceton makes one (back ordered), Hauppage is supposedly coming out with one this year.
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no tvtuner needed. like everyone else said, just stick HDMI from box to monitor.
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Sweeeeett...thanks guys i'm going to try it out tonight and see how it goes, I really don't want to go out tonight and get a tv tuner card unless i need to.
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No problem at all, good luck with it (dont forget the rep system!!!)
    
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