whats the difference?

  2020 12:45 09 Jan 2005
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hello, could you please explain what the difference is between a tv/pc card and a graphic card?
thanks

  Graham ® 12:49 09 Jan 2005

A TV card allows you to watch/record TV on the PC.

A graphics card is what drives the monitor. The graphics are sometimes on the motherboard rather than a seperate card.

  Totally-braindead 12:52 09 Jan 2005

As Graham says, some TV cards also allow you to use them as capture cards eg download a video onto your PC.

  2020 13:01 09 Jan 2005

are they not all capable of capturing video etc. if i want to be able to record tv programmes and save them to disc do i just get a tv card?

  Jeffers22 13:08 09 Jan 2005

Yes, but you will need to ensure it has the capture facility included - not all tv cards may provide this facility.

  Graham ® 13:11 09 Jan 2005

You will have to check the cards for the facilities of each one, they do vary. Whether you can save to disc is not known at this stage!

Bear in mind you will also need an aerial connection.

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