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No Video Capture Card??!

by puffarthur / July 16, 2005 3:16 PM PDT

Maybe I am ignorant, but I don't see a Video Capture Card listed as part of the features. Windows Media Center is great, but I think mostly useless if you don't have a video capture card to watch and record tv with...

Am I wrong? Or does this mean people who buy the T6520 will also need to buy a TV Tuner Card?

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yes
by nerdyboy1234 / July 16, 2005 3:56 PM PDT
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yeah, gateway includes them
by AKonny47 / July 17, 2005 1:29 AM PDT

even on my model bought in january, it also includes the IR remote and signal thing.

konny

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Yep.....
by John Robie / July 17, 2005 6:09 AM PDT

The Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition is an Opeating System like for instance Windows XP Home or Windows XP Pro, and no one is required to furnish a Tuner, and usually do not do so on low cost computers. Checking the specs for a Tuner, Personal Video Recorder (PVR), remote control, should be on a shoppers check list if he desires, just like checking to see if there is a slot for AGP or PCI-e video card.

Perhaps you may desire to wait for the emachine T6522 that some have purchased in advance at Circuity City and reported that it has a Tuner & Remote for $699 after $50 rebate.

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