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tv tuner and laptop

by tms99 / July 14, 2005 12:08 PM PDT

I was looking for a laptop with media center, but was wondering if it wouldn't just be worth it to get regular XP and buy an external tv tuner to install?? It's hard to find a laptop with Media Center AND 256 mb of video memory! At a reasonable price....

T.

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by damasta55r / July 14, 2005 1:13 PM PDT
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Like i said Dell 9300, but now you want an external tv tuner. It's cheaper if you do that, but windows media center will be better.
Roger

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BEWARE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 10:36 PM PDT
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That integration with Windows Media Center will be IFFY to impossible after the fact. You will not see me suggesting a person make their own Windows Media Center (WMC) on a destop due to the integration difficulties. I've witnessed this far too many times as the builder finds out that what works is on a short unpublished list.

However, the usual USB 2.0 TV card/device does work find in WMC, just it may not be integrated in the WMC software.

Bob

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