Video card adapter question.

By ingeborgdot
Mar 21, 2006
  1. I have a vid card with vivo. I want to be able to hook up my satellite to this and watch it and record it on my computer. The problem is I don't have a coax adapter. Where can I get one? Do I need a program to make this work?
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Yes, you'll need a program to record tv-programs (or anything that you pipe into your card/computer)... It is often included when you buy such a card though.

    As for the coax adapter, I'm afraid you've lost me. Are you trying to connect the computer directly to the satelite feed, or do you have a special decoder which doesn't support coax output?
  3. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    From the coax feed that comes from the satellite. My vid card doesn't have a coax on it. I would need to have a special output input adapter to go from coax to s-video.
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Oops, sorry. What type of input it takes depends on the card, I forgot about that.

    Usually there are a couple of adapters with the card, so you should be able to hook up a regular antenna cable to the card. None of those came with the card?

    If not, I suggest taking a trip to the nearest Radio Shack or similar and see what they have.. Sorry that I can not be of more help.

    Good luck!
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