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

Jim Morton Jim at Morton.hrcoxmail.com
Thu Nov 8 21:00:34 UTC 2012

On 11/8/2012 3:38 PM, Marc Paré 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

Take a look at the HD-PVR if the cable STB has component out. That would 
connect to the PC via USB.


  Jim Morton

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