Re: TV tuner for my Gateway MX8711
Not all tuners that will work on Vista with their own TV program application
also work with the Media Center Application on Vista. So if you want to take
advantage of the Guide and PVR capabilities in Media Center make sure you
get a MC compatible tuner.
"Cal Bear '66" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> There are several USB TV tuners (including the Pinnacle Systems, a
> division of Avid, HD/NTSC capable tuner -- About $100.00 dollars on sale,
> with Vista drivers promised soon).
> However, you would need something to plug into the tuner, such as an
> antenna or a cable connection.
> "icyunvluckieme" <email@example.com> wrote in
> message news:432E37E6-A8C3-4BC2-9878-2D7B24E46291@microsoft.com...
>>I just purchased a brand new laptop and I am clueless as to how a tv tuner
>> works. I have a couple of probably goofy questions. With the tuner will I
>> able to watch tv wherever I wish? I am interested in watching tv in the
>> evening between classes at school? Next is there a certain type of tuner
>> should purchase? Will I need just the card that goes into the slot on the
>> side of my computer? I think my computer is already configured for it
>> when I go to media center it says I have no tuner. About how much should
>> tuner cost me? Is installing pretty simple like just a plug and play
>> Thanks to my responders in advance.