using PC monitor as TV

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February 17, 2009 at 09:09:10
Specs: Windows XP, 6000x2 / 4gb
i need to use my PC monitor to watch TV and attach rca / composite plugs to it (including my WII/Gamecube)

I know there are various ways and boxes but i'm not that knowledgeable on such matter

If possible, I wish to have both my PC and my WII connected to this single monitor, without disconnecting and shifting inputs, and if possible I wish also to have this device work as a good quality capture card. It doesnt really matter if I need to switch the PC on to watch TV or have my WII displayed on screen AS LONG as the quality is crystal clear.

I already own a capture card - and even though it records /captures really well, the "view without rec" option is really sluggish...

If there are any suggestions of such tuners/captures etc pls share your thoughts

So far locally I found only these two, but non of the stores have it on display to see the picture quality


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February 17, 2009 at 10:19:39
You need a tv tuner card; here's about 40 choices...


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February 17, 2009 at 14:48:50
Picture quality for tv would be similar on most current cards. The signal coming to your device can vary depending on quality of antenna and local interference for free to air viewing.
The diffrence in cards is in build quality and drivers, price not always a good guide.
Look for a card with built in hardware decoder to take the load off the cpu when recording.
They will be more expensive.
When you install the card keep as far away from your video card as you can, to prevent heat build up.
Google for tv/capture card reviews.

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