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What is the best and also the most reasonably priced, if not free TV tuner PVR software?

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  • Can a SKY+ box be turned into a PVR?

    A UK SKY+ box contains a tuner and a hard disk for recording but the software on board means you need a SKY subscription for the recorder to work. Is it possible to strip the box down somehow so that it operates as a simple PVR? FYI this is NOT a question about trying to get SKY TV without subscription, just about using an old box to record the free to air channels the tuner can pick up, either via FREESAT from SKY, Freesat or elsewhere

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    The real problem is how the box works, with all the software functionality contained in a few dedicated...

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  • What causes a Winfast TV 2000 xp tuner card to not have audio?

    I have a Winfast TV 2000 xp expert card installed in my computer. I have the audio cable connected to the tv card and the "cd in" on the motherboard. I also have an NVidia Geforce 210 video card installed, which has an hdmi output. I would...

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    that card has it's own audio chip, make sure you can see it (the sound device) in device manager and...

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  • Help with a Tv Tuner Card?

    Is there a way to turn off the live TV delay in Windows Media Center? I tried to download another pvr program but it didnt work, (it didnt work at all) what should i do. Ive got a Hauppauge WinTV- HVR 67xx Capture Device. I cant find any software that...

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    If you aint recording it, why use the capture in the first place? I'm sure your card has a video and...

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  • Laptop or Desktop????

    Hey guys, I have tried many laptops, I just can't find one that I like. One has heating issues, another has noisy fan, another doesn't have this, doesn't have that. I am thinking about getting a desktop instead and loading it up. I have a sweet 23 inch...

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    in my opinion, you'd better get a Desktop as you have a 23 inch LED monitor, of cause this question...

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  • Build The TV of the Future

    Help me build an awesome PC-based media center for $2k I'm moving into a new apartment this weekend. I currently don't have a TV, and my only computer is my iBook. I would like to take this opportunity to construct a device that: a) plays music from...

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    You can easily build a cheap dual-tuner Windows MCE based PVR for ~$600-700. The expensive part is keeping...

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  • Help me design an awesome multi-node home theater for my house

    Help me build the bitchin'-est home theater multi-node network for my house. Let your imagination fly! So about a year and a half ago I moved into a nice 4-story townhome from a one bedroom apartment. One of the things I swore I'd do was really go to...

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    I'm not an A/V expert by any means, but I'll relate my experience with just this type of thing -- in...

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  • How do I make my TV-enabled computer and HDTV play nicely with each other?

    I just bought an HDTV. I have a computer with a TV Tuner card and beyond TV software. I do not have a standalone DVD player. I have a digital cable box (which may or may not stay, depending on your advice) and I have an HD box on the way. How should...

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    The ports you describe (1, 2, and 3) are audio ports. Sounds like your monitor is connected via VGA...

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  • We don't want to miss the ice skating

    Setting up a PVR/DVR before the Olympics: feasible or not feasible? If so, what components should I buy? Guidance or current resources, please; current setup within. We have: - a spare Windows XP laptop - an old Windows XP desktop that is constantly...

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    I have been using Windows Media Center for a long time and would heartily recommend it. If you're planning...

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  • How do I hook up a homebrew HTPC to an analog TV?

    How do I hook up a homebrew HTPC to an analog TV? I've got a 6-year-old analog TV which, aside from coax, only offers RCA connections (two sets). In hopes of creating a quasi-TiVo, I took a 5-year-old HP unning Windows and added a wireless-G adapter...

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    Basically, you need a video card that supports TV-Out. With the TV you describe, something like this...

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  • Need help Building a PVR

    I'm planning on building a PVR and need advice on TV card, PC and the PVR software. Hi All, I'm planning on building a PVR and have some questions. I have looked in these places. 1 http://www.byopvr.com/ 2 http://ask.metafilter.com/28294/How-to-record...

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    I currently have a living room PVR that runs SageTV on top of Windows XP on a PC with 1GB of RAM and...

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