Do you want to buy TV at big cost?If No then you are at right place. I will tell you how to get TV without investing much money. It will cost you small amount, but you can get many benefits. Yes, I am talking about TV tuner cards. Nowadays many types of TV tuner available in market starting from low cost to high HD tuners are available. All this TV tuner card you can use it with your laptop and computer both. Both internal & external TV tuner cards are available in markets. Internal cards will feet inside the laptop or CPU so you can not remove it. External are portable and you can remove it and use it for some computer also.
External TV tuner cards are based on USB. So you can plug it into USB port and use it. I have tried Beetel TV Tuner card.
- Cost: only 900 Rs.
- Recording of Programs: Possible
- FM : FM radio available with recording
- Can Play Video Games : Yes
- Can be used with Setup Box : Yes
- Removable : Yes
- Space : Very less like small joystick or Internet dongle.
- Clarity : Good
How and where to buy:You can buy it online as well as from any computer accessory shop.
Now I will show you how to setup the connection of Beetel TV Tuner card to watch TV on Laptop. We will also see how to install and configure the desktop software to get the TV channels.
Other Brands for TV Tuner Cards
Price on tradus is 1128 rs. You can avail the discount using discount coupons. Then it will go down to around 900 rs. They will deliver the product in 7 to 8 working days.
Price on it is 1099 rs. I don't how many day it will take to deliver the product. You can use discount coupons which are available from The internet. You can see my other hub in which I have described it.
Price on Shopclues 1165 rs. You can use discount coupons to reduce the price. They will take less delivery time and support is good.
They don't have beetel TV tuner card. But You can try iBall or Zebronics TV tuner card from this site. In iBall TV Tuner card you can get FM also. I have not used it but I heard about it that It is good in quality.
Price is 860 rs. As they are providing 200 off on discount coupon. Use the discount coupon DESIDIME.
If you still any help then write comment, I will surely guide you to solve your problem. Note this beetel TV tuner will not support FM. iBall claro tv18 will support the FM recording as well.
Setup and connections:TV Tuner card comes with two video cables and one USB cable. USB cable is used to connect the Tuner card with Laptop or computer. Two video cable is used to connect the Tuner card with Setup box.
Audio / Video Cable:
You need to plug in the Coaxial cable into Setup box. Now connect both the video cable with Audio and Video connectors. It has three connector, white, red and yellow. Connect the male and female connector with each other. Now connect the other end with single pin connector to Tuner card.
Install the Software which comes with TV Tuner Card.
After installation, you can get the TV Home Media3.exc on your desktop. This is the exec file which you need to run to get the main screen.
Software Setting:After installing TVHomeMedia3. Run the TVHomeMedia3.exc. Press the AV as shown in below screen. In setting window you can see the different setting for TV tuner. In Window setting you can do the setting related window like full screen, aspect ratio.
Video Setting:In video setting, you should be able to see the USB TV device. Select the video format as PAL in setting. You can change the brightness, contrast and saturation from this setting.
Audio setting:Select the Integrated Microphone and Speaker in Audio input setting if voice is not coming. By default It will take this setting you need to do setting but if it does not comes then you can modify this setting.
Recording:Here you can set the path of the captured image and type of format to capture the image. Same is applicable for video also. you can choose the path of recorded video to watch it later. You can record you favorite TV programs. Generally recorded video will take more space. so make sure that you have necessary space available in the drive.
You can use the same tata sky remote to change the channel. You can do multitasking like watch the TV and do work on a computer. You can browse on The internet and watch the TV in tandem. You can see the complete setting and configuration in the videos. You can use this USB TV tuner card for Dish TV, Reliance Big TV, Videocon, Sun TV or any other Digital setup box provider. It supports analog input also. You can use this for Video games also. It works on video input. So it can use for video games. Its available with the remote control that you can use for analog reception. Analog reception means service provided by any cable operator. Then you can connect the Coaxial cable to TV Tuner, you here connected to setup box.
I think it worth to spend only 900 rs to watch TV. There are many other TV Tuner cards available in the market with FM recording. HD tuner card is also available. In India DVB broadcasting is not supported. You can not watch TV free. But if your country supports DVB broadcasting then you can watch TV free. You can get the channel free which is broad casted free. I have seen that if you build UHF and VHF antenna then also you can see the TV free. I have not tried it. I may not work I don't know.