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Recording TV programmes into PC

by Anthony SJ Goh / December 21, 2008 1:00 PM PST

Dear Lee

I connected a TV receiver gadget to my desktop PC to watch TV programmes.

Is there any way that I could record those TV programmes which I am interested in keeping into the PC?

I am from Singapore!

Thanks & Best Regards
Anthony Goh
22 Dec 2008

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Did..
by CMN240967 / December 21, 2008 11:31 PM PST

Did the Gadget come with any software that may be able to do this, or do you have windows media Center on your PC (Vista or Xp media center edition)?

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How to record from TV Receiver into PC
by Anthony SJ Goh / December 22, 2008 11:21 AM PST
In reply to: Did..

Hi, Thanks for your reply.

It is just a simple TV Receiver unit, no software.

I have one PC running on XP and another PC running on Vista.

Both PCs have Windows Movie Maker.

Vista PC came with Roxio software which I have yet to install.

TV Receiver connected to PC with Vista.

I am a newbies, would appreciate if you could help me with detailed step by step procedures.

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Which version of Vista?
by anmor / December 23, 2008 2:58 AM PST

If you have Premium or Ultimate, they come with Media Centre which can be used to record tv.

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Recording TV programmes into PC
by Anthony SJ Goh / December 28, 2008 1:06 PM PST

Hi Anmor

Thank you for your response.

Compliments of the Season too!

My Hewlett Packard PC is loaded with Vista Home Premium SP1.

I found Media Centre in it and tried to setup the TV by following the screen instructions.

It said something like there is no available TV Receiver connected to the PC.

When I checked the wire connections, there is no cable connected directly to the PC.

From the TV Receiver, I only have a HDMI cable connected to the LCD monitor and another cable to the speakers. The other connection is for power source.

Would appreciate if you could advise me on how to connect which cable to which outlet.

I need detailed procedures like which cable from the TV Receiver to be connected to which part of the PC or LCD or speakers.

Likewise, I supposed there would be other cables that need to be connected from PC to LCD or speakers with the new arrangement.

Cheers
Anthony Goh
29 Dec 2008
13:05 hrs

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TV receiver
by anmor / December 29, 2008 6:00 AM PST

make and model number would be required in order to be able to help further, also is this a USB device or a PCI card.
Have you installed the Vista drivers for the device, you may have to get these from the maker.
Regretfully I am unable to help more without all the relavent information.

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TV Tuner
by FrankQC / January 2, 2009 3:24 AM PST
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Recording TV programmes into PC
by Anthony SJ Goh / February 18, 2009 2:05 PM PST
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Dear All

Sorry for the silence since the last posting as I was busy with our Chinese New Year activities.

In the meantime, I had tried various methods of connections as suggested, including buying a DVI to VGA connector (the TV Tuner Card is VGA input into PC) but did not succeed.

That Vista PC (only bought for 15 months)was also down for 3 weeks, finally replaced the VGA card to get back to working condition.

I brought one of my XP Home PC to a shop, installed a WINTV card and a 500GB harddisk.

Hooray, the WINTV card came with their own recording software!

I am able to record TV programmes now!

Thanks a Millions for all your help.

Cheers
Anthony Goh
19 Feb 2009
14:05 hrs

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