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Connecting computer to cable TV

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aprilp, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. aprilp

    aprilp Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I'm overwhelmed with possible awkward wire combinations and terminology. I'd like to fins a simple/cheap way to use my computer monitor for the computer and also to watch cable TV through the cable coaxial cable. Is it possible? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Magician595

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    If I understand you correctly, it is possible but you will need a TV Card to insert into your computer. These can be picked up from Amazon or other big retailers.

    You can then use a program such as Win7 TV, this also needs to be bought. This will scan your connection for the various channels coming through cable and give you a list of channels to choose from.

    Being as you are on cable, I am assuming American and so things may work differently to here in the UK. I have a system like this myself, I recommend it and I paid around £75 for the software the TV card.
     
  3. Lucky09

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    You can watch Live TV with your Windows Media Center. Providing you have a TV tuner and proper configuration
     
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