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problems using TV card in the UK

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cfriemann, Jan 15, 2002.

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  1. cfriemann

    cfriemann Thread Starter

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    I bought an American TV card (USB) for my PC, which can be changed to the UK PAL format. My problem is with the reception (must use an antenna).

    They use different TV antenna cables here, so none of the antennas can hook up to the TV card.

    So, I'm wondering if I send for an American antenna and cable, will it pick up a signal in the UK?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Rockn

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    What kind of cable? No Coaxial cable over there? I am sure there si some sort of adapter. Why do you want a TV card in the UK....BBC1, 2 and 3.....LOL Just kiding.
     
  3. slipe

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    An American antenna doesn’t work either. I have cable which works fine, but used an old antenna to get audio on it. I had to bare the wires and solder them to a connector that was compatible with the card. Your antennas probably work best for your TV – you just need the connector. I scrounged mine from something but can’t remember what.
     
  4. bigh47

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    Cfriemann
    Have you got a local TV/Radio shop in your area?
    Where abouts in London are you?
    If you have a good local shop (preferably an independant) ie not Dixons/currys etc.
    They should be able to find a suitable connector.
    Is a two pin socket on the TV card?
    Does it cover the same frequencies as UK terrestial TV?

    Gosh what a lot of questions I sound like the Spanish Inquesition.

    Bring on the comfy chair.

    Howard. :) :D
     
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