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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by milosh, Jan 29, 2007.

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  1. milosh

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    Hi guys
    I have a couple of questions that are confusing me and I'll apretiate your help to get me undrestand:

    1- I heard there's a thing called a video card. What is it used for? Is that the same card we use to connect our computer to a reciever in order to receive satellite channels? And can it be used on a laptop?

    2- Is there a way to watch tv or listn to fm radio on our laptops?

    3- Is there such thing called tv or FM tuner? and what is it used for?

    I will be gateful if you helped me with this
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. stantley

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    Yes, a TV card will let you watch TV and listen to FM radio on your computer. Since you have a laptop you'd need to get one with a USB interface like these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...48510222+1148410234&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=47

    You'd plug it in to a USB port on the computer and then have the TV signal come from your satellite, the same as hooking up a TV. You could also hook up a small FM antenna.
     
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