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Windows Media Centre setup and guide.

[posted on Fri 14th Dec 2012 by Herbs]  » Comments (0)

There is a good article over pcperspective about cutting the cord on cable or sat by using windows media centre.

There was a time in the not too long past that having a Cable or Satellite TV subscription was just a given.  Like water, phone or electricity, if you wanted to watch anything other than a few local networks or crazy UHF stations you had to pay your local cable /satellite conglomerate a tidy little sum to pump the channels into your TV.

Click here to read the article.

What you'll find on this site..

[posted on Fri 7th Dec 2012 by Alan]  » Comments (0)

This site is about 12 years old now and tv-cards are becoming somewhat obsolete.

The messageboard is sadly closed to new registrations as we haven't time to clean out the mountains of spam. That said, there's a good wealth of knowledge in there so try searching for answers to your questions.

Alan

and.. We're back.

[posted on Mon 19th Sep 2011 by Alan]  » Comments (2)

After way too long.. I've fixed most of the code issues with the site. Thanks to all of you who have kept the messageboard going.

--Alan

ATI gets out of the TV-Card business

[posted on Mon 21st Jul 2008 by Alan]  » Comments (0)

"ONE OF THE LESSER mentioned aspects of AMD's disastrous last quarter has been the fact that AMD is completely dumping its TV and consumer chip business, which it acquired as part of ATI."


www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/07/21/ati-ditches-tv-division

ASUS My Cinema - PE9400 Combo

[posted on Tue 24th Jun 2008 by oct13]  » Comments (0)

New ASUS TV Tuner does both Analog and Digital
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ASUS introduces a new PCI-express TV tuner, the ASUS My Cinema - PE9400 Combo. This card supports both digital (ATSC/QAM) and analog (NTSC) TV formats, and features an MPEG2 hardware encoder.

http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=10689

AVerMedia AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCIe

[posted on Tue 24th Jun 2008 by oct13]  » Comments (1)

AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCIe review

Looking for a low-cost way to join the high-definition world? The newest TV tuner card from AVerMedia may be just what you need. The AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCIe card costs just $79.99 (direct), yet it incorporates some of the newest technologies. For starters, the card is built around a hybrid tuner chip—meaning it can reconfigure itself on the fly to act as either an analog or a digital tuner. Beyond that, it supports QAM tuning through a beta plug-in; even Microsoft hasn't fully ironed out the bugs of its QAM support. And it can output in real time to an iPod.

Read more at PC Magazine.

Leadtek WinFast ExDTV2300 H Express Card

[posted on Tue 24th Jun 2008 by oct13]  » Comments (3)

Leadtek's new Express Card series
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Leadtek announced the launch of its brand new hybrid TV capture card with the latest Express Card interface. WinFast ExDTV2300 H supports both digital and analog as well as universal reception with inbuilt MPEG-2

http://www.leadtek.com.tw/eng/tv_tuner/ … id=6&act=1

Hauppauge HD PVR

[posted on Mon 7th Apr 2008 by Alan]  » Comments (2)

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Hauppauge have launched the HD PVR, an external USB HD unit that captures using a hardware H.264 encoder.

www.hauppauge.com/site/products/hd_pvr.html

Huawei E510 Datacard

[posted on Sat 15th Mar 2008 by oct13]  » Comments (0)

World's First 3.5G Datacard with Mobile TV Functionality
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The USB pebble modem, known as the E510, has a top download speed of up to 7.2Mb/s and a top upload speed of up to 2Mb/s. The device will be ideal for travellers, allowing them to connect almost anywhere, and watch TV on their laptop.

http://www.huawei.com/mobileweb/en/news … =61&type=0

Miglia TV Mini HD Express

[posted on Sat 15th Mar 2008 by oct13]  » Comments (2)

Miglia Intros TV Mini HD Express for Macintosh

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Miglia today announced the release of the TV Mini HD Express for Macs. The aluminum USB tuner ships with The Tube software from Equinox. According to the company, this allows users to watch, pause, rewind, skip forward and record live digital TV. And with the software's new TubeToGo feature, you can watch your pre-recorded TV anywhere in the world with just a web browser and a Wi-Fi connection.

http://www.miglia.com/tvminihdexpress/