NTL or Freeview into PC??

  joelmb 19:46 15 Mar 2006

Hi guys. I've just had a refund for my Freecom DVB-T usb from amazon after the replacement was faulty and I was fed up of it, very fragile hardware, rubbish software.

Anyway, I'm getting Sky+ next week which means I'll have 1. A spare NTL analogue cable box and 2. A spare Freeview set top box.

Can anyone advise how I can use one of these to view TV on my PC? I understand that I'd certainly need a tv tuner pci card or usb, but I'm told NTL box won't work. So would plugging the freeview set top box into a TV tuner work ok? If so, any recommendations of a good yet reasonably priced product?


  DieSse 22:31 15 Mar 2006

Any box that has appropriate outputs will work inti a TV card with matching inputs.

At the basic standard level - any box with an aerial-type co-ax output would work into any TV card that has an aerial input.

  bfoc 23:25 15 Mar 2006

Boxes only carry the analogue signal through the RF out - it is just a pass through of the analogue signal and so with those boxes you wouldn't get any freeview channels via the RF output.

If you get a TV Tuner with Video and Audio L&R inputs you can use a cable that is scart to Video, Audio L&R.

When I had an All in Wonder Graphics Card that was the how I used a (cheap) Freeview box with my PC. It worked well in that I could use the built in analogue tuner or switch to the other 'connector' to get the Freeview channels.

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