[SATLUG] Cable TV on the computer

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Fri May 8 11:13:27 CDT 2009


On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Ian L. Target <ian69 at comcast.net> wrote:
> <http://cgi.ebay.com/TV-PC-TUNER-CAPTURE-RECORD-VIDEO-PCI-CARD-W-REMOTE-NEW_W0QQitemZ260350221851QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Video_TV_Cards?hash=item3c9e151e1b&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1308%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50>First,
> this may be a duplicate message.  Please excuse if it is.
>
> I recently have been wanting to try and watch TV on my computer.  I know
> TV cards have been around a while, but have never purchased or used one.
>
> I found this item on ebay, Item number: 260350221851.  The description
> page says "TV tuner" but I see a cable jack as well.  Forgive me if this
> sounds like a dumb question, but again, I have never used this type of
> card before - can I watch cable TV (I have Time Warner RR) using this
> card?  Ideally, I want to use it with my Linux Mint box.  I have a dual
> boot system with XP on the other hard drive if necessary.  I don't plan
> on doing any type of recording or editing - I just want to watch Nancy
> Grace from CNN on my computer.

Besides RoadRunner, do you current have Cable with TWC? If so, yes,
this card will work. However it will not work with digital cable.
You'd have to hook up the composite out from the digital box to this
card.



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