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Paula


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Color me foolish for asking but....
Original Message   Jun 6, 2005 8:40 pm
Sparky

Why WOULD you want to be able to able to be on the forum and not have your name show up?

If you want to lurk, you can certainly do that without signing in.  However, if you are signed in why wouldn't you want anyone to know? 

Just curious...

Paula

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robmints


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Re: Color me foolish for asking but....
Reply #22   Jun 8, 2005 8:38 pm
Highwind


Despite the high cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular.

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Re: Color me foolish for asking but....
Reply #23   Jun 8, 2005 9:08 pm
Marshall wrote:
Highwind, thanks buddy!

What I have is, a line that comes in and goes to the various cable outlets. From there, where I have TV's, you just plug into the cable jack. For basic cable, you need no "TV box". However for digital cable, you have to have one. I have HDTV so my cable box is one that accepts that signal as well and provides me all of the channels. Now for the computer cable, all they have done is taken a basic cable outlet (jack) and run a line off of it with some type of inline splitter looking device, it then runs to my cable modem. So, it sounds like what I would need is another cable line that runs from that same jack, split off to my compuers TV card, if I were to get one. Do I have that right?

Now, the thing is, I have a TV where my computer is so I don't see the need to have this? Am I missing an application/excuse to get one?



Marshall, you are quite welcome.

Sounds right to me. A splitter on your basic cable line would give you another line to connect to a TV tuner card.

Since you have a TV there already, no need for a TV tuner in your computer. I put one in years ago as I was really using it as a video capture for my analogue camcorder. The TV tuner was a secondary consideration, which I've used more than the video capture . I don't have a TV in this room which a small office.

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robmints


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Re: Color me foolish for asking but....
Reply #24   Jun 8, 2005 9:14 pm
What's a BF2 UWWW? I think I have the BF part.
Marshall


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Re: Color me foolish for asking but....
Reply #25   Jun 8, 2005 9:24 pm
Wind, thanks again!

I have no idea Rob but I think your BF part is probably right.
mrmom


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Re: Color me foolish for asking but....
Reply #26   Jun 8, 2005 10:41 pm
Whoa Nelly!

I have cable and would like to hook up the PC so that I can watch tv without getting in the kids's way. They fight over the tv in the family room (where the PC is) and I  would like my own quiet space so I can catch up on my shows. Headphones on of course. Now what card should I look at?

Damn kids are getting smarter everyday!

Highwind


Despite the high cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular.

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Re: Color me foolish for asking but....
Reply #27   Jun 8, 2005 10:59 pm
robmints wrote:
What's a BF2 UWWW? I think I have the BF part.

Robmints.

I always wondered how long it would take for someone to notice. It been there for over a year now. Emmo was the first and sent me a PM on it long ago.

UWWW - UnderWater Weed Whacker

I'm not sure what BF stands for. You know what the product is?

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Re: Color me foolish for asking but....
Reply #28   Jun 8, 2005 11:49 pm
I like the ATI AIW products because it makes life simplier.  Unless you guys have the new technology of PCI Express then your will need an AGP card.  I have the ATI AIW X600 Pro.  ATI's AIW card will turn your computer into a multimedia PC just about.  If you don't need that then you can go with a regular TV Tuner card or a digital TV card.  Here are the TV Tuner Cards.  I don't think ATI makes one for digital cable yet, or one that is capable of recieving a large amount of channels.  Look the cards over and tell me what you would like to buy, and I might be able to get one for a bit less. 

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Re: Color me foolish for asking but....
Reply #29   Jun 9, 2005 9:48 am
From personal experience with ATI i would just use their stuff for target pratice. I would recommend Nvidia NVTV cards. Nvidia is the leader in video cards and i would trust their stuff over an other company.

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AJace


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Re: Color me foolish for asking but....
Reply #30   Jun 10, 2005 1:20 am
Hey, welcome aboard MTX20HZ.  I looked @ the Nvidia cards before I got my ATI AIW and they weren't out on the market to really get a good price and look at them. Could you post up a few links for Nvidia versions of the All-In-Wonder cards?

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Re: Color me foolish for asking but....
Reply #31   Jun 10, 2005 2:50 pm
Hello hello.

here is the Nvidia site for their NVTV cards. http://nvidia.com/page/nvtv.html

I like the 512MB SLI cards that they have  :) MMM    dual = 1024MB of video, not too much if you ask me  :) .

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