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Information on TV tuners


I donot have any cable connection or external antenna at home. Still if i wish to watch Free-to-Air channels on my laptop, which has Windows Vista, can i do it with the help of an external TV tuner which has been mentioned on my Laptop.
If yes, where can i get information about the specific ones.
Thank you

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You didn't tell what information was needed.

In reply to: Information on TV tuners

Let's hope the question is not "What channels will I get" or "which is the best card?" Those can't be answered unless we get a few cards and test them at YOUR LOCATION.

I'd go two ways on this. Hauppauge or generic. Your choice.

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Thx Bob

In reply to: You didn't tell what information was needed.

Wht i meant was if there is no existing cable connection or Antenna....i.e., presently there is no source to watch channels on my TV.

In such situation, will a TV tuner connected to the laptop (with Windows Vista) be used to watch free-to-air channels on my Windows Media Centre?

If Yes then i would buy the ones you suggested.

Thx again for ur reply

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In reply to: Thx Bob

With no antenna you will not be getting any OTA channels. Why must there be no antenna?

Also, why must it be on WMC?

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