[mythtv-users] TV Tuner for mom's computer

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 20:55:04 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com> wrote:

>  My mother is moving to a retirement home and I am driving up to help out
> re-connecting all tech stuff. She recently got a notice that her Cable
> service will go all HD by end of November, so her analog PCI TV card will
> stop working. She is 78 yrs old, likes to watch TV and play solitaire at
> the same time on her 24in LCD monitor. Location: Sudbury Ontario.
> What card would you suggest for her system? I can't remember her mobo
> maker, but what I do know is that
> * there are 2 PCI slots NO PCIe SLOTS
> * RAM is 2 gig
> * hardrive is 250gigs
> * she has an NVidia video card -- can't remember the model, but nothing
> fancy
> I was looking at this card:
> http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=44_563&item_id=Q78244
> It looks like PCI cards are definitely getting harder to find! Are there
> external USB cards that would work? She will be hooking up through a cable
> set-top box.
> Cheers,
> Marc
How about a HD Homerun?  What do you mean by "She will be hooking up
through a cable set-top box."?  Are you looking at using the RF out from
the box, and tuning the tuner to channel 3 or 4?  Do those usually pass HD
signals?  I figured they'd pass SD analog signals.
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