Jamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 18:23:38 UTC (8 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1057 times:
yeh theres software called pctv i think and you can record your webcam take pictures and also tune it to watch tv
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 18:29:26 UTC (8 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1056 times:
SWQ there are several adapters out there that do
PC TV through USB.
Try www.tomeshardware.com or www.pcmag.com for reviews/recomendations.
I have an all-in-wonder pro AGP card for my desktop and used to watch TV through it when I had cable.. very good way to "work" and enjoy a program
BA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 18:31:27 UTC (8 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1051 times:
Quoting Jamesbuk ( Reply 1): yeh theres software called pctv i think and you can record your webcam take pictures and also tune it to watch tv
Its hardware actually Although it uses software for the interface.
There is a big company called Haughpaug (sp?), that make various TV tuner cards. They even do USB ones.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8695 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 18:46:09 UTC (8 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1043 times:
You certainly can, all you need is a tuner (plus antenna) and software to use it. I use my
PC as a TV, good way of saving space and money.
That company is called "Hauppauge", and even though no one can figure out a way to pronouce the name, their products are quite popular and also some of the best available.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
LH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2352 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 18:46:57 UTC (8 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1042 times:
I have a 20" Apple Cinema Display that, along with a digital
TV receiver controler card in my computer, acts as both Computer and TV Display. So there's no other screen or TV set to obstruct my room.
Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21410 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 18:55:35 UTC (8 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1035 times:
For MacOS X there´s a rather nice Open Source solution for digital
TV which works with standard Hauppauge cards or USB adapters (among others): iTele
The web site doesn´t look like much, but the application is very useful and practical. It´s not as "polished" as commercial ones, but it´s got quite a few features you don´t necessarily find elsewhere.
It doesn´t support analog TV, but that´s a steadily diminishing problem anyway...
1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 19:20:55 UTC (8 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1025 times:
I have a Cable interface on my laptop.
It has a software program that has Guide Plus and you can click on it and it records right to your hard drive as an MPEG like a DVR.
You can find them at Comp USA and Circuit City.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted
Mon Aug 1 2005 10:51:01 UTC (8 years 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 962 times:
PC Tv is good.
Installing a TV Tuner card also works with a Cable connection.
Think of the brighter side!
Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted
Mon Aug 1 2005 12:21:44 UTC (8 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 947 times:
I think Hauppauge is pronounced like Hapag in Hapag Lloyd...could be totally wrong though.
TV cards aren't that expensive, with a Hauppauge PVR150 you can use time-shifting & pause TV just like with a HDD-Recorder.