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tv tuners

By ripken204
Feb 21, 2005
  1. what is the difference with a single tuner or dual tuner for a tv tuner?
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    tuner

    One lets you watch or record from one channel, but not at once, dual lets you do both at the same time from different channels.
     
  3. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 315

    cool

    now with one, can u record one chanel while watching that chanel?
     
  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    tuner

    If you mean "with a single tuner card, can I watch and record from the same channel at the same time," I'm not really sure, I haven't used a pc tuner and am just going off of what others have told me. My *guess* is yes, like you can watch a tv channel on your tv and record it on a vcr at the same time, so this *should* be similar. But that is solely a guess.
     
  5. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 315

    ya i was assuming that i could, do u know of any good dual ones? im looking at happauge but their dual one is for windows media center edition
     
  6. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    tuner

    The tuner you listed I think is very good.
    "Windows®XP Media Center Edition 2005, WindowsXP Home or WindowsXP Professional
    Note: when using the WinTV-PVR-500MCE with WindowsXP, you need a third party TV application such as MythTV, SageTV or BeyondTV"
    It says xp home + pro too. It's made for mce, but also works on regular xp.
     
  7. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 315

    and then ill have to buy one of those programs :(
     
  8. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    tuner

    I guess so, I don't really know though.
     
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