Which TV card should I buy?

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#1

I’m going to Southern Asia very soon and I want a TV card that will pick up the local TV channels of wherever I am. Which one would you recommend or what price range should I be looking for?


#2

what your looking for doesnt exist , no tv card can pick up channels from the air , they all need to be connected via cable to the wall socket or digital cable/satalite box.


#3

apparently you can get USB receivers that will let your laptop receive TV channels


#4

ive never heard of it


#5

Then you need to look for USB receiver that works with a card you want.


#6

Partially true. Most TV tuner cards can pick up channels over-the-air (though not on their own) - you need an external antenna in order to do this.


#7

now that i think about it your right , however that way they will only get a very small number of channels , and not all of em


#8

I’d suggest that you’d have a look at IO-Data and what they’re offering. You should also look up if they’re using the same broadcasting system as in Europe/US or wherever you live.
//Danne


#9

There are various products (external usb or internal pci card) in the market that can do what you want. Check Pinnacle’s site for more info; they are the most well-known company that have such products; of course there are others, less pricey, too. What a usb device demands for it to work, is a usb cable to connect it to your PC, a dc power connector and a cord to your aerial antenna for good reception, although it usually has in the package an external one for immediate use (with less than good reception).