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TV Tuner for W7

By learninmypc
Sep 20, 2014
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  1. I'm looking for an inexpensive TV tuner for my W7. I googled such & would prefer a USB one if easiest. Any help? What specs do you need? I'll try to get them. :)
     
  2. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,231   +200

    I thought about buying one over a year ago and there wasn't much available. What there was had been around a long time. Reviews were not impressive and there were questions about Windows compatibility. Streaming is so easy now that they are pretty well obsolescent. I'm thinking that an app for a tablets will do a better job than a usb tuner.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,589   +335

    I've thought of getting one for a while but when I visited a friend last week we watched tv on his PC, the only thing I didn't like about it was it wasn't full screen like live streaming is.
    BUT, it would still be better picture quality than my NOT flat screen tv.
    Mainly want it to watch the #Seahawks games. :)
     
  4. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,231   +200

    The most promising I saw were by Hauppauge but they are rather expensive and the small portable aerials are pretty useless unless you are practically next to a transmitter. The more reviews I read the less interested I got.
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,589   +335

    Thank you, I appreciate your input. :)
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,589   +335

  7. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,589   +335

  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,385   +105

    Really need HDHomeRun to record. NewEgg sells this for less than $90. I own two of these. Price was $59 at the time though. They've gone up because more have cut the cord from CATV.

    HDHR4-2US
     

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