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kz
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17th Feb 07 at 20:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is there a card or usb device that receives good tv signal straight through your broadband connection...

or basically anything that doesnt need an ariel? of even if there is something with an ariel, but has a wireless connection to connect to a tv?
Dom
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17th Feb 07 at 22:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it's possible to view tv through your broadband connection - look at things like 4OD, Sopcast, TVUplayer. But usually you have to pay or its crap quality/not UK tv.

Otherwise a tv card NEEDS an aerial.

Im guessing your pc is one end of the room and the tv is another and you want to watch tv on both (but only one aerial)? if thats the case then get a booster and run another aerial feed to your pc or get a portable aerial, though the latter will most likely get a shite tv signal
kz
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17th Feb 07 at 23:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well the situation is ideally i wanna go for a samsung 23" which doesnt have dvb. i wanted to run dvb through my pc into my tele, and thought i might get a better signal too. but doesnt look like that is possible!
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why run freeview through your pc? dont understand where better quality will come in?
If you were going to run a dedicated media centre or something similar then fair enough, but otherwise wouldn't bother.

Personally, i would get a sony freeview box off ebay (about 70 quid) - it's probably one of the best freeview boxes out there
kz
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18th Feb 07 at 11:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah its just the fact of ill need to put up another shelf! cba lol
sigibbons
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18th Feb 07 at 13:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why not get a tv with built in DVB?
kz
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cause the 23" i want doesnt have it...

need to go up to 26" which is another 160!
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Well say you would have to pay 60 for a Digibox anyway so its 100 extra to go with a 26" over a 23" and not have the digibox cluttering up shelf space etc.

That seems like it would be worth the extra IMO.
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18th Feb 07 at 14:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have a usb digital tv card

thts mine

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/product.php?productid=2487&cat=0&page=
kz
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quote:
Originally posted by Corsa Sport Gav
i have a usb digital tv card

thts mine

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/product.php?productid=2487&cat=0&page=


yes mate but you still need an ariel right?
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18th Feb 07 at 16:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yer, you get a mini one with it or like me rig the house one upto it.
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18th Feb 07 at 17:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Any DVB will NEED an aerial, so i dont understand why you dont just buy a freeview box and connect it to the samsung screen via scart?
kz
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18th Feb 07 at 19:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Dom
Any DVB will NEED an aerial, so i dont understand why you dont just buy a freeview box and connect it to the samsung screen via scart?


quote:
Originally posted by kz
yeah its just the fact of ill need to put up another shelf! cba lol


seriously i have no where to put it. would need yet another 10m cable which would put me on over 100 just on cables
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quote:
Originally posted by sigibbons
Well say you would have to pay 60 for a Digibox anyway so its 100 extra to go with a 26" over a 23" and not have the digibox cluttering up shelf space etc.

That seems like it would be worth the extra IMO.
kz
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18th Feb 07 at 21:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

plus the cost of a shelf big enough to fit a box on
sigibbons
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18th Feb 07 at 23:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So go with the bigger better tv!
kz
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18th Feb 07 at 23:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

give me money taken me four months to save up 200 so far!

 
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