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Laptop with Integrated TV Tuner

by thesupradude / March 18, 2016 10:59 AM PDT

Currently I am using an HP DV7-1020US. I still feel it is plenty powerful even for its age and the media attention this laptop received is awesome. It sounds great, has a small remote that slides in and out of the laptop, an actual media center remote and my favorite feature, the integrated TV tuner (which also came with an attachable HD antenna). I love this laptop.

All said, this is an 8 - 9 year old laptop, I have replaced the power jack cable more times than I can count, then eventually the shell (which is why I had to replace the power jack cable so much) and I am still on Windows Vista (can no longer use Comodo Dragon). And thanks Microsoft for no longer supporting Media Center. Basically I have been kicking the can down the road.

I have been mulling over a new laptop for years but I have yet to find one similar to my DV7, just with upgraded components and software. My biggest requirement though, the integrated TV tuner. I love being able to hook the coaxial cable (via an attachment) directly into the laptop anywhere I go. I use this feature regularly.

Any help to steer me into a new laptop would be greatly appreciated.

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Only finding older laptops with this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2016 11:35 AM PDT

Sounds like the impact of streaming content over the internet has put the last nail in the coffin.

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Yes as Bob says
by orlbuckeye / March 21, 2016 4:48 AM PDT

Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hula along with others are making the technology obsolete. These services offer anytime viewing which a tuner may not.

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Thought so...
by thesupradude / April 5, 2016 7:41 PM PDT

That is what I have been slowly trying to admit to myself over the last few years. Too bad custom building laptops isn't on par with desktops. For now I am just going to continue using my current laptop for as long as I can.

In the meantime I am upgrading the hard drive to 1tb and moving the current hard drive to the second bay. Probably going to install Linux of some kind just for fun. I have looked into upgrading the ram going from 4gb to 8gb, unfortunately it appears to not be worth the cost at this time since it is a bit pricey. Might upgrade the wifi card eventually as well.

Thanks anyway guys.

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