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Windows 7: Installing TV Tuner Via Cable

15 Jun 2013   #51
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Probably. Where I live, they have to truck in daylight every day.


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15 Jun 2013   #52
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

If you are that far out Direct TV is probably your best option. Does your Direct TV give you local channels from the closest area?
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15 Jun 2013   #53
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Yes, local channels are included. Would the satellite receiver serve as an antenna for other channels too? Just curious as I know I could MAYBE pick up some free OTA channels if set up right. I'm not opposed to trying an antenna too if I can find a card with 2 inputs.
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15 Jun 2013   #54
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The newer satellites receive local channels like yours. Everything you get with your Direct TV will work with a tuner card. Reception on Local channels can be better OTA, but since you are in a some what remote area I am not sure. Some cards offer dual tuners. Here is an example

Amazon.com: Hauppauge 1213 WinTV-HVR-2250 PCI-E x1 Dual TV Tuner: Electronics
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15 Jun 2013   #55
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
The newer satellites receive local channels like yours. Everything you get with your Direct TV will work with a tuner card. Reception on Local channels can be better OTA, but since you are in a some what remote area I am not sure. Some cards offer dual tuners. Here is an example

Amazon.com: Hauppauge 1213 WinTV-HVR-2250 PCI-E x1 Dual TV Tuner: Electronics
I've been seriously eyeing that one.
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17 Jun 2013   #56
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
The newer satellites receive local channels like yours. Everything you get with your Direct TV will work with a tuner card. Reception on Local channels can be better OTA, but since you are in a some what remote area I am not sure. Some cards offer dual tuners. Here is an example

Amazon.com: Hauppauge 1213 WinTV-HVR-2250 PCI-E x1 Dual TV Tuner: Electronics
I've been seriously eyeing that one.
I'll let you know how it works Wednesday.
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19 Jun 2013   #57
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
What do you guys use for an antenna? Will it work using directTV as the antenna? I'd like to get rid of DirectTV, but live so far in the country, I doubt I could get many channels.
Wow super late on this one don't know where I been to miss it
Direct Tv should be fine and will net a few more channels then basic cable most of them will be full HD as well as I only get a few full HD channels without the DVR Box I have Cox Cable it might be called something else in other area's they are pretty good though and the internet is not shabby either
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19 Jun 2013   #58
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I bought a HD Antenna and am trying that. I have DirectTV and would like to tell them good bye, but so far, I can't get enough decent channels. I just set it up a few minutes ago. I'm not through playing yet though. I live in the woods, so not many channels for me. But, Direct is costing me a fortune, and there is never anything my Wife hasn't seen on. With Direct, I pay about $100 a month to get 200+ channels, maybe actually watch 10 and they package it so I have to pay for the top package to get the 10 I want. And for your next question, we live so far out, it's Direct or nothing. We have no other choices, just like with Internet, we have 1 choice and it's lousy.
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19 Jun 2013   #59
gregrocker

 

Wish this thread was titled appropriately for google searches so it could help others for years to come. Something like "Problems with TV Tuner Card and Win7." It's not even in the results now but would be at the top if it had been titled correctly for the issue.
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19 Jun 2013   #60
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I bought a HD Antenna and am trying that. I have DirectTV and would like to tell them good bye, but so far, I can't get enough decent channels. I just set it up a few minutes ago. I'm not through playing yet though. I live in the woods, so not many channels for me. But, Direct is costing me a fortune, and there is never anything my Wife hasn't seen on. With Direct, I pay about $100 a month to get 200+ channels, maybe actually watch 10 and they package it so I have to pay for the top package to get the 10 I want. And for your next question, we live so far out, it's Direct or nothing. We have no other choices, just like with Internet, we have 1 choice and it's lousy.

Good luck Steve. I was in the same boat as you, dumped Direct TV a couple of months ago. A lot of channel that the wife and I never watched.
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