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A USB external tuner. ATI and Hauppage both make them, as well as one or two lesser known models. DaveC wrote: > What's the cheapest/easiest way to get TV on a laptop? Preferrably an > N-connector for a cable TV hookup. > > Thanks,...

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    A USB external tuner. ATI and Hauppage both make them, as well as one
    or two lesser known models.


    DaveC wrote:
    > What's the cheapest/easiest way to get TV on a laptop? Preferrably an
    > N-connector for a cable TV hookup.
    >
    > Thanks,
    Barry Watzman Guest

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    that's what i did, got a hauppauge PVR, usb version.

    pluged it into my toshiba tecra 9100, got a blank screen, sigh. went to
    download new drivers, couldn't solve the problem.

    emailed the folks at hauppauge, i'm still waiting for their reply. mean
    while, it's working fine on my PC, P3 550Mhz.

    "Barry Watzman" <Watzmanneo.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:3EF8DA5E.5050607neo.rr.com...
    > A USB external tuner. ATI and Hauppage both make them, as well as one
    > or two lesser known models.
    >
    >
    > DaveC wrote:
    > > What's the cheapest/easiest way to get TV on a laptop? Preferrably an
    > > N-connector for a cable TV hookup.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    >

    Flik Guest

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    I have a MyTV unit that plugs in the USB port. It works fine as a TV
    tuner, not as good as a capturing device (big file size). my computer
    is an ibook, and I need an imic to import the audio.

    Tho

    DaveC wrote:
    >
    > What's the cheapest/easiest way to get TV on a laptop? Preferrably an
    > N-connector for a cable TV hookup.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --
    > Dave C
    > dave+usenet3016mailblocks.net
    Tho X. Bui Guest

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    There are a lot of USB devices that require that you install the drivers
    BEFORE connecting the device for the FIRST time, and if you don't do
    that, that will probably never work.


    Flik wrote:
    > that's what i did, got a hauppauge PVR, usb version.
    >
    > pluged it into my toshiba tecra 9100, got a blank screen, sigh. went to
    > download new drivers, couldn't solve the problem.
    >
    > emailed the folks at hauppauge, i'm still waiting for their reply. mean
    > while, it's working fine on my PC, P3 550Mhz.
    >
    > "Barry Watzman" <Watzmanneo.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:3EF8DA5E.5050607neo.rr.com...
    >
    >>A USB external tuner. ATI and Hauppage both make them, as well as one
    >>or two lesser known models.
    >>
    >>
    >>DaveC wrote:
    >>
    >>>What's the cheapest/easiest way to get TV on a laptop? Preferrably an
    >>>N-connector for a cable TV hookup.
    >>>
    >>>Thanks,
    >>
    >
    >
    Barry Watzman Guest

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    yes there are some devices that are like that. but i followed strcitly to
    the installation instructions.

    anyway, there's no harm trying, i'll give it a try and keep my fingers
    cross. =)

    "Barry Watzman" <Watzmanneo.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:3EF9F202.8060205neo.rr.com...
    > There are a lot of USB devices that require that you install the drivers
    > BEFORE connecting the device for the FIRST time, and if you don't do
    > that, that will probably never work.
    >
    >
    > Flik wrote:
    > > that's what i did, got a hauppauge PVR, usb version.
    > >
    > > pluged it into my toshiba tecra 9100, got a blank screen, sigh. went to
    > > download new drivers, couldn't solve the problem.
    > >
    > > emailed the folks at hauppauge, i'm still waiting for their reply. mean
    > > while, it's working fine on my PC, P3 550Mhz.
    > >
    > > "Barry Watzman" <Watzmanneo.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > news:3EF8DA5E.5050607neo.rr.com...
    > >
    > >>A USB external tuner. ATI and Hauppage both make them, as well as one
    > >>or two lesser known models.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>DaveC wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>What's the cheapest/easiest way to get TV on a laptop? Preferrably an
    > >>>N-connector for a cable TV hookup.
    > >>>
    > >>>Thanks,
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >

    Flik Guest

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    In article <3EF9F202.8060205neo.rr.com>, Barry Watzman
    <Watzmanneo.rr.com> wrote:
    > There are a lot of USB devices that require that you install the drivers
    > BEFORE connecting the device for the FIRST time, and if you don't do
    > that, that will probably never work.
    Not on a Mac.

    On a PC if you plug in a device like that you can be in a situation
    where the device will never work. A Mac does not remember failure like
    Windows does, so you can unplug it, install the drivers and then plug
    it in again and it should work. (For a Mac, not a PC.)

    --
    Barry
    [email]Barrynetbox.com[/email] <http://www.netbox.com/barry>
    ------
    (I should put something down here).
    Barry Twycross Guest

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    In article <0001HW.BB1E0E9800021306F058A600news.covad.net> ,
    DaveC <dave+usenet3016mailblocks.net> wrote:
    >What's the cheapest/easiest way to get TV on a laptop? Preferrably an
    >N-connector for a cable TV hookup.
    Try ATI Xclaim TV USB or Eskape MyTV. ATI's one is good for watching but
    bad in recording. MyTV is good for recording but clumsy in watching.


    Shih Shoh-cheng Guest

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