Quote: Originally Posted by rowuncw
Hi all. I am thinking about getting a TV tuner for my Windows 7 PC and had a few basic questions regarding set-up that I'm hoping can be answered by someone who's had experience with this.
What I want to be able to do, obviously, is watch cable TV on my computer but not necessarily have to rely on the over-the-air digital signal, as I'm not interesting in mounting antennas, worrying about signals, etc. In my office I have a single cable wall jack that I know for a fact puts out both basic cable and internet.
If I install a TV tuner, will it automatically recognize the cable TV signal that I know comes out of the wall in addition to the internet, or will I need to get a splitter to split the signal from the wall (one singal to my modem for internet, the other to the TV tuner for cable TV)? If I need a splitter, any particular type?
Any other advice is welcome. Not looking for a major home theater experience here, just mostly want to watch basic cable while I surf the web. Thanks in advance!
If the cable coming out of the wall right now is connected to your modem, yes you
will need a splitter, that's exactly how I have mine setup. split it coming out of the
wall, one to the modem and one to the tuner, try not to get the cheapest thing
you find, but it will look like this.