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....
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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