External tv tuner

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#1

Hello all,
I have a general question and am hoping for some advise from the very knowledgable folks here. OK I have a desktop with XP media center. P4 3.0 with 2 gigs of ram, 160 hard drive. It has a tv tuner card which I love.
Here’s my question, My laptop is a P4 dual core 1.46, 1 gig ram, 100 hard drive running Vista media center. Can I buy a external tv tuner card that would plug into a usb port and use it to watch tv? Not looking for a portable tuner, just want to be able to use it in the bedroom to watch tv. Plug in the coax cable and get basic tv channels. And recomendations will be much appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.


#2

There’s plenty of USB tuners. I have a Hauppauge PVR USB2 and use it a lot. There’s quite a list of them over at Videohelp.com. The lists are listed on the left side of the main page.


#3

Thank You!


#4

FWIW (today only) WOOT! has a tuner for $39.99. I’d read the reviews before jumping on it though.