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    Do I need to connect a TV tuner card to see programs on my laptop. As because of power cuts some time I want to see TV on my laptop. So is there any setting so that without using tv tuner card I can view TV on laptop.

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    I dont think there is a way out without the tv tuner card. I normally watch television on my computer screen but I have got an inbuild tv tuner card inside the box so never really thought in those lines.

    Any one else got any ideas?

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    you can see your help on myhava.com with the help of this you can watch yhe tv programe on your laptop anywhere in the world without using tv tuner card.

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    Well as per me you need to have a TV tuner card or some things in your computer which enables you to connect the wires to your computer. I think it would be nice if you ask BSNL people about this thing. They would guide you much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent View Post
    Do I need to connect a TV tuner card to see programs on my laptop. As because of power cuts some time I want to see TV on my laptop. So is there any setting so that without using tv tuner card I can view TV on laptop.
    There is not setting which would work without TV tunner card. It would be nice if you would buy a TV tunner card ( internal or external as you like) and then install it in your Computer and then connect your TV Cable to it.

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    TV tuner card will work with non-CAS cable TV only. This is because you will be getting decrypted TV signals from your non-CAS cable.

    In case of CAS cable and DTH, the STB is required to decrypt the content. A typical STB has RCA RGB Composite output that can be connected to TV tuner card. But you cannot control channels from the PC.

    As far as laptops are concerned unless you have a media-center laptop with built-in TV tuner, your luck is out. You cannot upgrade a laptop and add a TV tuner card to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    You cannot upgrade a laptop and add a TV tuner card to it.

    but you can always buy an external TV tuner card which can be connected through USB

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    Quote Originally Posted by player View Post

    but you can always buy an external TV tuner card which can be connected through USB
    But what will host the external TV tuner card? Another PC? And then what is the point of watching TV on a small laptop screen?

    And also as I said, this will work with non-CAS cable only.
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    I dont recommed using TV tuner cards with latop / PC eventhough they are inbuilt, b/c picture tube life time gets seriously reduced.

    but for recording our fav TV shows, TV tuner card method is a simple way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skap View Post
    I dont recommed using TV tuner cards with latop / PC eventhough they are inbuilt, b/c picture tube life time gets seriously reduced.

    but for recording our fav TV shows, TV tuner card method is a simple way.
    Invasion of TFT made conventional CRT obsolete then no matter of picture tube life.
    ( TFT is also going to be obsolete within a couple of years (energy efficient , low cost , thin OLED screens are coming to Indian market ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by skap View Post
    I dont recommed using TV tuner cards with latop / PC eventhough they are inbuilt, b/c picture tube life time gets seriously reduced.

    but for recording our fav TV shows, TV tuner card method is a simple way.
    I am using a 17" LG flatron CRT for more than 3 years.I am using A Pinnacle media center TV tuner.My PC stays online and TV stays on more than 12 hrs a day(sometimes more than 20 hrs).How long do you expect a CRT to work more!!!!!!!!!!!Have mercy.

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    I wouldn't really recommend using a tv tuner on your laptop, it will just ruin it............and i don't think it works on laptops. I knew someone who brought a tv tuner and the shop keeper told them that they couldn't even use it on a tft screen!

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    Default internatiol channel in india

    :surrender: can i see internationl channel in india by internet

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    Default PCMCI OR EXPRESS TV TUner card or USB TV Tuner Card

    Please buy PCMCI TV Tuner card or Express Card Tuner card For laptop and watch yo favorate shows. Another thing is There is a Small TV Tuner Card That is USB. Believe me u can Capture TV Show with the Device. And it is RS1,700/- INR go and check with nearest Computer wholesale shop.:surrender:

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    Yes you can see TV channels online also,
    Most of the TV channels avaialable through Cable,CAS or DTH are now available online also.
    But sad part is that these services are paid.
    I was a trial member of one of these service. The quality depends upon your boradband speed. Most of the Indian TV Channels, International Channels & Country wise Channels are available. The company is actually an IPTV provider which provides channels through their website also. Type the following link in your browser
    www dot worldondemand dot net

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