[jhb_airlines] Re: Digital TV on PC

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 20:17:58 +0100

I don't have a TV card - I just know they are around.

I see from Overclockers that TV cards for digital feeds are available too.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 13 October 2005 19:14
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Digital TV on PC

I'm getting carried away by the spin again. This changeover isn't due to
commence until 2008, so using a non digital approach to PC TV is OK, pro

Which Hauppauge card do you have? I've been looking at the USB option.
Although I have a couple of PCI slots still unused, they are overhung by
bits on cards in the other slots, so are unuseable. Yet another case of
designers seeming to work in a vacuum.

Although reception is bad on my TV in here, it's fine in the next door
bedroom, and they use the same aerial. To save fiddling round with
wiring, yet again, it would be simpler to use TV Link.

Gerry Winskill

Bones wrote:

>I hardly ever watch "normal" channels these days because picture
>quality is just so much better via Sky. The only time I use them is
>when two programs conflict, in which case I record the better choice on
>Sky and watch the other on the usual channel.
>I'm not sure I follow your thread properly. If the switch over to
>digital makes two sets obsolete is this because they aren't capable of
>receiving digital data? If so then surely they won't work with a second
>Sky box either..
>I presume the change over makes the Hauppauge TV cards redundant too?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
>Sent: 13 October 2005 08:48
>Subject: [jhb_airlines] Digital TV on PC
>The IOM is to be one of the first areas to be switched from Analogue to
>Digital TV. First thing that strikes me is the high degree of spin
>being applied to this changeover. The good news is better picture
>quality; I already have access to digital via my satellite dish.
>An unmentioned sacrifice, unless there is a radical change, is that the
>stereo sound quality will plummet, as the result of the change. Next is the
>fact that although I have satellite TV, it's on one set
>only. That renders the other two sets obsolete, plus a portable, too. I'll
>presumably have to take up the Sky offer of another box, for one of
>the two analogue receivers, since I don't fancy having the house spring
>a second dish.
>The set in my lair, although a present from SWMBO, looks the prime
>candidate for the skip. I've just been doing a search on the subject,
>looking for a way of using the PC as digital TV receiver. Anyone done this,
>already? In particular, I'm just looking at the site for the DVB-T USB
>Stick, at
>This looks promising, apart from not mentioning XP Home, in the
>required OS. Anyone tried this route yet?
>Any other ideas welcomed.
>Gerry Winskill

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