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A Tuner Card is a device that allows connecting a coaxial cable from a household TV antenna connection or set top box to your computer to view and stream TV and radio channels to your PC and other devices.
Consider the following when selecting a tuner card:
- Check the card is compatible with the computer and operating system it will be installed on
- Check the card is compatible with the backend you have chosen
- Check the card supports the terrestrial streams in your country. See... Broadcast Standards by Country
For a proper Live TV and PVR experience the computer you install it on will need to run continuously.
Three main types of tuner cards are commonly available:
2 Internal Card
The internal TV tuner card is designed to be fitted inside a PC and is perfect for a dedicated HTPC setup. The coaxial cable is then plugged into the rear of the PC.
3 USB Dongle
The USB tuner dongle can be plugged into the USB port of your computer and the coaxial cable is plugged into the rear of the USB dongle.
4 Network Attached Device
If you do not have a suitable computer for the previous two cards, then a network attached tuner card might be suitable, assuming you do have a network available.
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