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    TV Tuner

    Any chance I could somehow use my TV Tuner card and a mobil TV antenna to recieve and watch local tv on my pc??? If not, let me know how it would work.

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    you could do that.. you won't get reception while driving though. Most tv tuners have a setting to switch for broadcast or cable.
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    Why would there be no reception while driving??

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    you need a special antena that is like the size or a car's roof in order to get reception. The reason is that broadcast TV was not designed like radio. Meaning that it was not designed to be picked up while moving. I had pretty good antenas on my truck and i could pick up sound just fine but no video.. it was hardly viewable.
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    I will have to throw my 2 cents in. I had a little portable 7 ich B&W tv that i used to throw in the back of my truck before installing a multimedia system. I used to get pretty good reception on the same channels i would get normaly. didnt make a difference if i was driving or not. I have yet to hook anything up to my TV tuner card but if a little portable tv can pick it up i dont see why a tv tuner card with a good antenna couldnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanadu1979
    Any chance I could somehow use my TV Tuner card and a mobil TV antenna to recieve and watch local tv on my pc??? If not, let me know how it would work.

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    Landon
    I got a WinTV card in mine, all I use for an antenna is a old TV antenna the kind that sits on top. I'm planing on getting a amplified mobile antenna that sticks to the inside of the rear window. As for reseption, if you live in a city you will get the local channels... the quality is actualy good in the Boston area.

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    If you want to watch TV while driving, you should get this:

    http://www.detnews.com/2004/autoscon.../g03-35101.htm

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    And I can you tell what is a good tv antenna for my car....where can I get one?

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    Try hooking you car's radio antenna to the TV card. Worked for me.
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    If I do that, how is the image quality of the TV while driving. I know I won't be watching TV while driving, but the passengers might. I haven't check what type of input the car radio antenna have, can you tell me how I should hook the car's radio antenna to the TV card? What type of adapater should I get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrUTaL
    If I do that, how is the image quality of the TV while driving. I know I won't be watching TV while driving, but the passengers might. I haven't check what type of input the car radio antenna have, can you tell me how I should hook the car's radio antenna to the TV card? What type of adapater should I get?
    Depends on how strong the channels are. Weak channels might fade in and out while driving (55+ mph).

    Find some cheap rabbit ears and place them in the back window, see how well of a single you get.

    Technically, antennas are tuned to frequencies. The higher the frequency, the shorter antenna is required. TV is VHF-lo (55.25-83.25Mhz), VHF-hi (175.25-211.25Mhz) and UHF (471.25-801.25Mhz), FM (88.1-107.9Mhz) is between VHF-lo and VHF-hi.

    http://hotspotcb.com/cbshop/techtips/ANTtool.html
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