Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Use Computer as a TV

Do you want to watch your favorite channels in your computer instead of TV? Now Favorite channels can also be watched with computers without any internet connection. Only TV tuner card is needed. There are two types of TV tuner card- Inbuilt and External. You can buy one according to your requirement. These cards allow computer to receive television signals. When you are at work and miss your favorite shows then the advanced features of these cards also allow to record television shows that you can watch later. You can also set the time to record some particular shows. These shows can also be recorded in formats like MPEG, MP4, AVI etc and can be edited. You can record a show on one channel while watching another channel at the same time. You can also record 2 different shows on different channels at the same time. There are some good range TV Tuner Card also allows FM. 

Types of cards-

Inbuilt TV Tuner card- 
It is inserted into the motherboard card slot of PC. It remains inside PC like other hardware. They are installed in your computer through PCI slot. In built TV Tuner Cards have better quality compared to External TV Tuner Cards. There are some inbuilt TV Tuner Cards available in the market and can buy online too-

  1. Hauppauge WinTV HVR-2250: Dual digital TV receivers that allows to watch and receive TV programs at the same time, high definition picture quality and able to record programs in high definition format, watch and record two cable TV programs at the same time, remote control, built in antenna, high quality hardware, TV scheduler to record particular TV shows, supportable with Windows 7 and Windows 8 too.
  2. A VerTVHD Bravo: Provide highest quality of pictures, supports FM radio and recorder, built in antenna and remote control, compatible with most of the Windows operating systems.

External TV tuner card-

It can be used as a Pen drive or at USB port of any Laptop or PC. One side of TV Tuner card is connect with the USB port of Laptop or PC and another side should be connected with cable. Once the card is inserted, make sure to install all the drivers and software that comes with TV Tuner Card and also make sure the compatibility with your operating system. Now you can see your favorite channels on your Laptop. Its price can vary accordingly. Normally $16.00 to $170.00 of TV Tuner Cards are available in the market. Prices varies according to the features available with TV tuner card. There are some external TV Tuner cards available in the market-

  1. iBall Claro TV18 TV Tuner Card: Simple and faster connectivity with PC or laptops, music can be recorded on hard disk from FM, remote control, maximum 200 number of channels,  record video in MPEG 1/2/4 AVI, VCD or DVD format, schedule recording, supports Windows 7, XP and Vista oprating systems.
  2. iBall Claro CTV27 TV Tuner Card: Built-in FM radio, schedule on/off function, remote control, noise reduction, Maximum Resolution Supported: 1920 x 1200 pixels
  3. Zebronics ZEB-TU1000 TV Tuner Card: Remote control, 16 preview channels, recording programs in MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 format, noise reduction, schedule recording, supports Windows XP and above operating systems. 

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