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Old 10-14-2004, 11:22 AM   #1  
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I am aware of the over the air HD tuner cards like the ATI one... but I was wondering if there are any cable based HD cards that would allow me to watch HD content on my computer. I am in a rural area that does not have good antenna reception, but I do have Time Warner Cable with the digital package. I understand that I will probably still have to run the connection through my cable box first, but are there any recommended cards that will allow me to watch HD content on my computer through a cable line? Will any standard ATI AIW card allow me to do this?
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I had a Zenith HD-SAT520 Directv receiver once that had a VGA output. Plugging it into my computer monitor worked just fine. I didn't do it, but a VGA A-B switch could have been used to switch between the computer and the receiver. If your cable box has a VGA output that would be a possibility. There are component video to VGA boxes available also.

As far as any way to get cable HD into the computer so that the HD could be shown on the computer monitor equlivalent to the ATI HDTV tuner card, I don't know of any. I doubt if there will ever be one.
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