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TV Tuner

by MikeNpt / February 23, 2007 1:38 AM PST

I just ordered a Dell 1505. It was only available with an external TV tuner. Are there internal tuners available? If so any suggestions?

BTW it has a256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400 HyperMemory, and 2G of RAM.

Thanks Mike

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Lots. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 23, 2007 8:40 AM PST
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by MikeNpt / February 26, 2007 9:22 PM PST
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Which works in a laptop? It looks to me at all the internal ones are for PCs.

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Example noname card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2007 9:31 PM PST
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But if you have Vista, steer clear of such things. The reason for not putting a TV tuner in a laptop is clearly due to issue such as it would be specific to the market. USA, Aus, British, etc would each be custom and require testing in each country. In Britain you also have the onerous TV tax to deal with.

So externals rule for laptops.

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by MikeNpt / February 26, 2007 9:44 PM PST
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I see what you mean. Is that why Dell only offers an internal/ What would you suggest for an external?

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ATI or Hauppauge if they make one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2007 9:51 PM PST

ATI had some USB external which worked nice. The noname is a cheap device but if Vista is in use, not an option.

If you wanted to connect a game unit then beware that lag factor, but so far you've only noted "TV Tuner" so it's just a matter of going shopping.


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