Tv tuners rock

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  1. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    It's awesome being able to watch TV on your desktop background, didn't know what I was missing out on till now. :bigthumb:
     
  2. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    Yea man, good stuff. I used to use, but still have a Voodo 3 3500 TV card that was awesome for watching TV and recording stuff. I also have a Hauppauge WinTV card somwhere too I think. Since Win 2K and XP came out, they stop making drivers and supporting it since 3DFX got bought out. Oh well, I did come across someone who made custom drivers for the card for 2K and XP, but they never worked too well.

    CM.
     
  3. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    I bought a Leadtek Winfast TV2000XP Expert. Has some new 10 bit converter chip that is supposed to be an improvement over the old 8 bit chips.
    Just wish I had a better cable signal.
     
  4. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    I have the same one as Yep. I have it at my desk at work.. It makes the day go by soooo much faster.. It works great on my linux box..
     
  5. fob

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    I've had my ATI TV Wonder for several years now, works very well. Another thing you guys may want to think about adding a second monitor. Watch TV on one and surf/work on the other.
     
  6. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I've got an AverMedia TV Tuner card. Love that thing..
     
  7. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    i have the wintv theater but haven't used it for a while. might pick up one of these soon

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  8. egotrip

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    any pc apps out to descramble cable channels? I've searched a bit, but didn't come up with anything. I don't even have a tuner card yet, just wondering if there was anything out there like that.
     
  9. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I've heard of a few, and matter of fact.. we've had threads on them before. I believe they exist.

    Here's a thread.. http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=525960

    I found a link to that program, but it got modded out (obviously before I was a mod and knew the rules :rofl: ). You can find it in google.
     
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    ahh cool, found a d/l for it. I think I'm going to get a tuner card in the next couple of days and I'll try it out.
     
  11. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    Yeah, it rocks! I just got an all-in-wonder 9600 Pro and am running Snapstream, since I can control my satellite receiver via the serial port. You can also do this with some cable receivers... never knew what I was missing...
     

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