TV Tuner for a Laptop

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  1. tiwariG

    tiwariG New Member

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    Hi All,
    Can I watch TV on my Laptop....i mean can I connect a TV tuner card (obviously external) ....to my Laptop? If yes, then which one? Would b greatful if you can give me full specs.

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    I have seen some PCMCIA card based tuners for around rs5000...

    They should work better than the USB2 external tuners.
     
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    freshseasons King of my own Castle

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    A Pixelview USB card i use with my laptop serves me fine...its not too costly as a PCMCIA based tv tuner card..Other thing tough remember,...you need atleast 1 Ghz Processor a 128 Mb ram and usb 2 To get decent frame rates on external USB Tv tuner card.
    Hope this helps you
     
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    Can you give me exact specs for that usb card please, cost and where can I aquire one for my laptop?
     
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    Its about rs5-6000

    PixelView Play TV Pro TV Tuner Box with Remote

    PixelView PlayTV USB pro provides the capability to watch TV, capture motion video images, snapshot still images, receive and display life videos by connecting to V8, Camera, Camcorder, VCR, VCD and DVD player. Also you can get Teletext data when watcheing TV.

    It's designed for Notebook, Desktop PC with USB port and it supports hot plug & play and easy to use without opening your PC. PlayTV USB pro combines TV with your PC to save space and you will get more multimedia functions than a TV set.





    Features

    NT1004 USB decoder chip + SAA7113 video decoder chip

    Supports hot plug & play with USB portFully PCI Rev 2.1 compliant and zero wait state PCI burst write.

    Supports NTSC/PAL/SECAM TV system

    125-channel cable TV reception

    Full TV frequency range for CATV/VHF/UHF

    Supports Video/S-Video input

    Capture rate up to 30 frames per sec at CIF format (352 x 288 pixels).

    Supports resizable video window size up to 640 x 480 pixels at VGA mode

    Supports hardware & software snapshot

    Video Conference ready

    Video capture rate maximum 30 frames/ second. Video Conference ready

    Supports decoded YUV 4:2:2 image inputs
     
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    why not buy a frontech external one 4 bout 2k
     
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    freshseasons King of my own Castle

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    Really ! Does it have USB Connection to connect to LAPTOP.
     
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    The rs2000 external ones only let you connect a VGA type monitor upto it.
    Both the USB and PCMCIA ones are over rs5000.
     
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