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Watching cable TV on my PC


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dflo404

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Hey all. I would like to know if and how it is possible to watch cable TV on my computer.

I have Windows XP Media Center on a Dell XPS M140 laptop. We have cable TV in the house with coax cables that connect to jacks on the wall. Is it possible to connect this cable to my laptop somehow?

Everything I look at talks about a certain type of video card that is needed, or different cables and components needed to do this, but what I need is a step-by-step guide.

I know it is possible to watch live TV on my computer as Media Center has a whole section for TV, but there is no help in the manual for making a connection.

I know this probably isn't enough information for you guys to give me a step-by-step guide, so please ask any questions about what I have, and I'll give an answer.
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well since its a laptop you have a very limited choice, you need to see if you can find a pcmcia tv tuner. something like this
http://sewelldirect....Card-PCMCIA.asp
but if you decide to do this on a desktop something like this
http://i15.photobuck...re/untitled.jpg
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Thanks, but I must apologize for my time of posting. Today (the day after I posted the topic) I purchased a coax to USB adapter powered by WinTV, and everything is up and running fine. Thanks for the effort though.

-Dan
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