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  1. #1
    JamesStewart
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    Default TV Cards For Computers....

    I was looking around the Dick Smith’s web site and came across a TV Tuner for your computer and now the idea is very tempting. I am wondering though, do you really get what they say you get for $150 - $175? I mean, are these cards a good replacement for a T.V (not that I have one in my room ^_^). I do know you need a fairly good computer to run them… Can any one comment on the Dick Smith PCI card or recommend a good card out there. $200 is the max I would be will to pay for one.

    Thanks

    James

    BTW: Here is the link for the one I spotted http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.sto...ct/View/XH6765

  2. #2
    JamesStewart
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    Default Re: TV Cards For Computers....

    Looks liek that link didn't work so the Cat No. is XH6765.

  3. #3
    metla
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    Default Re: TV Cards For Computers....

    You dont need a very grunty pc to run a tv card,only if you want to use it to capture(even then with everthing maxed out i only get 30-50% cpu usage while capturing).

    The dse card looks fine,and i have a personal hate for dse.....


  4. #4
    BootyLicious
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    Default Re: TV Cards For Computers....

    I have a DSE Tv Tuner card, it works good BUT i say you need a outside antenna to get it working the best.

    i have the $148 one XH6765 and it goes good but i have a outside antenna

  5. #5
    PoWa
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    Default Re: TV Cards For Computers....

    I've really never had any luck with dse cards. I think a few I tried were FlyVideo cards. LifeView sounds kinda similiar.

  6. #6
    southern_jas
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    Default Re: TV Cards For Computers....

    I have a LeadtekWinFast TV2000 XP Deluxe card (around $140-160) and with the outside aerial I get a great picture - although only on a 17" monitor, but still better than a 14" TV

  7. #7
    godfather
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    Default Re: TV Cards For Computers....

    I have a DSE TV card, works fine and would also stress that you need a real outside aerial, do not expect acceptable results on an indoor aerial.

    If any of your signals are on VHF, then a good outside aerial will be needed to overcome the large amount of interference generated by the PC.

    You may get a watchable signal on UHF channels with an indoor aerial.

  8. #8
    JamesStewart
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    Default Re: TV Cards For Computers....

    How do I do what your signal is on? UHF or VHF? We have a outdoor antenia....

  9. #9
    rsnic
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    Default Re: TV Cards For Computers....

    The card that dicksmith has is a lifeview flyvideo 3000. Have a look at http://www.lifeview.com
    I have the flyvideo 98 which really sux under windows since there are no decent drivers for it but this one looks ok. It needs the same requirements as a normal tv does for reception. Bunny ears will not do the trick unless you live under or near the broadcasting tower.

  10. #10
    PoWa
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    Default Re: TV Cards For Computers....

    DO NOT get flyvideo brand.

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