TV Tuner w/Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nlslax, May 11, 2008.

  1. nlslax

    nlslax

    I am treating myself to a new laptop for the office and want to have access to TV while at the office (probobly not a good idea but I want it anyway). I can get cable in my office complex.

    If you were going to set the laptop up with a TV tuner would you have it on a second monitor or would you just have the TV mounted on a wall and not mess with the laptop? What should I know about hardware/software to view cable in the office?

    Thanks.
     
  2. There are a few small, flash-drive size USB TV tuners.
     
  3. nlslax

    nlslax

    Thanks, I'll begin looking.
     
  4. "just have the TV mounted on a wall and not mess with the laptop"
     
  5. StopLoss

    StopLoss

    If I could I would "just have the TV mounted on a wall and not mess with the laptop".

    But because I can't and don't even have access to cable, I use a slingbox (http://www.slingmedia.com/) at home and connect to it with the sling player.

    Works nicely.
     
  6. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    sling box works very well you control your TV just like you are at home. A bonus is you can also monitor your house thru it.