Jamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 18:23:38 UTC (9 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 1194 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 (9 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 1193 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 (9 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 1188 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, 8912 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 18:46:09 UTC (9 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 1180 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, 2396 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 18:46:57 UTC (9 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 1179 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, 21576 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted
Sun Jul 31 2005 18:55:35 UTC (9 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 1172 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 (9 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 1162 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, 31716 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted
Mon Aug 1 2005 10:51:01 UTC (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1099 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, 4884 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted
Mon Aug 1 2005 12:21:44 UTC (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1084 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.