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External Freeview box thru PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by datarunner, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. datarunner

    datarunner Byte Poster

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    HI All

    Just a quick question. I have a spare external freeview box and wondered if there was any i could connect it to my pc. I have a tv card already but just get 5 channels and just wondered if this could be done.
     
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  2. Luddym

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    Can't see why not.

    You connect a normal arial lead into the analogue TV card right?

    There should be nothing stopping you plugging the arial into your digital box and plugging a cable from the box to the pc TV card.
     
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  3. datarunner

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    Superb. What cable can i use to connect into the pc card
     
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  4. Luddym

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    As far as I know, it would be the same lead you use to connect a VCR to a TV. (One end the same as a normal television arial, the other end the type that a normal arial lead could plug into.)
     
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  5. datarunner

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    Sound mate. Cheers.
     
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  6. AJ

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    Digital aerial??
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    if your graphics card has s-video (super video) connection you should be able to put it in there but I am like AJ do you not need a digital ariel?
     
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  8. hbroomhall

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    Not all graphics cards with a S-Video socket can accept *input*. Most of the cheaper cards are output only.

    Freeview doesn't need a 'special' aerial as long as your normal one is correctly aligned.

    Harry.
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    Your best bet would be to see if you can plug it directly into your monitor
    some have S-Video and Composite inputs which might make more sense

    but if you need it plugged right into the PC, then the above posts come into play :)
     
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