Set up of TV Tuner on PC and power issue

September 30, 2010 at 07:51:13
Specs: Windows 7, n/a
I am in a hospital and the tv's are powered through the cable connection as well as actual cable. I want to know if I connect my PC TV tuner to the incoming cable (and thus power) will it affect the tuner or worse my laptop? I am sure it will work for viewing but concerned if the power can cause damage or if it just would not be utilized and remain dormant as far as connecting the tuner to the PC. If anyone might have the answer I would appreciate hearing from you. My gut says don't try it incase ruins my laptop, tuner can be replaced a lot easier. Thanks in advance,

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#1
September 30, 2010 at 13:09:39
You need to get the hospital technical staff or maintenance head to give you advice.

Your PC is unlikely to be safe for use in hospitals. Most of the electric equipment has to be safe in an oxygen environment. I suspect the staff are too stupid to know anyway so you could get away with it unless the whole place catches on fire.

Unless you know what is on that line I'd say leave it alone. You'd be surprised how many people did in a hospital. You'd think that would be a safe place to to stupid stuff.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
September 30, 2010 at 14:03:49
You would need to split the Power and Data, otherwise it is one toasted Laptop I would suspect !

By the way are you not supposed to be in Hospital for the following reasons:

A) Employee
B) Patient
C) Visitor

Neither of which would I consider reason to mess with Hospital Equipment, which does not belong to you......


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#3
September 30, 2010 at 15:46:36
There is no problem with laptop in hospital. Only place I have not taken it was ICU and I was in a coma. The maintenance staff just verifies it is not a fire hazard and is CSA approved. I only wanted info. on whether power can travel which seems to be regular coaxial cable. It would mean I can save over $300 a month for the TV. I have also been here for 44 months and thus am very bored. I spoke to a computer tech that thinks it will be fine. Still leary so probably try it on old laptop and see what happens. I remember plugging my TV in and nothing happened but then the TV was always in the way.

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#4
September 30, 2010 at 15:49:52
Perhaps before you type you should know the facts. I am a patient and the TV's are NOT hospital equipment they belong to hospitality services over an hour away. I have already spoke with the tech who bring them to your own and collects your cash, I have been the all clear should I wish to try. She also was asked prior to me having my TV hooked up but that was over 2 years ago.

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#5
September 30, 2010 at 18:16:45
They're looney in Canada.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#6
September 30, 2010 at 18:32:50
I have friends in different states and they too have taken their laptop if going to be out of commission for any length of time in the hospital. But, that is not why I posted a question. I was hoping to actually find someone with some intelligence to converse with instead, I found the complete opposite!!

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