View Full Version : Watching TV on a NOTEBOOK PC - HOW ?
05-31-2002, 03:57 AM
My desktop-replacement notebook PC has PCMCIA, USB 1, PS2, SERIAL, PRINTER, Firewire & Ethernet 10/100 ports.
How can I watch live-to-air Australian television shows? Or how can I connect a VHS-VCR to the noebook computer ?
You need a TV card, you might be able to find PCMIA one, not sure...but you need a card that has TV in for the format that is used in Australia. that is for taking the signal from a device (VCR) that has a tuner, otherwise you would need a tuner card.
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06-03-2002, 11:35 PM
Not sure about PCMCIA TV card, but I know that Hauppage do a USB version of their WinTV. As mjc states, you can take the signal in from a VCR or TV via the usual co-axial cable, and tune the WinTV to the right channel. I don't see a reason why this wouldn't work for a notebook, rather than desktop, although I haven't tried it. Good luck !
06-04-2002, 08:51 PM
Thank you. I'll browse the local computer markets next time I'm able to. I'm often bedridden, being disabled from 1984 onwards (brain injury from a car accident). So my notebook computer is (permanently) suspended above my head, whilst I lie on my back in bed. I use a cordless optical mouse (Cellink, bought at the markets 'bout $40) with my one movable hand, & later I'll try Dragon Naturally Speaking (Ver 6).
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