TV adaptor

  Josquius 22:19 17 Aug 2007

Hey, I'm considering getting one of those little USB TV adaptors for my laptop but I'm unsure about how they work.
In my room is a cable jack- does anyone know if any of them would be capable of wiring into this somehow?
Also- just what are good ones? I've heard some are rather rubbish....

  Stuartli 00:24 18 Aug 2007

If you can get a decent TV signal to a Freeview USB TV stick, then they are fine.

They offer the same PVR features as Sky and similar set top boxes.

  Josquius 12:02 18 Aug 2007

What is this?

Would a cable TV jack let me get this decent TV signal or does it have to be a aerial?

  Stuartli 13:42 18 Aug 2007

Freeview TV sticks and PCI cards use DTB (Digital Terrestial Broadcasts) signals from a standard wideband TV aerial.

If you have cable then it won't work but, if you do have a TV aerial, you can use an two-way aerial amplifier and extension coaxial cables to serve both the normal TV and a computer Freeview PCI or stick.

PVR is Personal Video Recorder i.e. you can record TV programs on your hard drive, continue recording whilst pausing a live program if the phone or doorbell rings and continue watching afterwards and several other useful features.

It's done using the supplied software.

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