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    TV Tuner for Toshiba laptop

    I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837 laptop. I read that I can use Windows Media Center to record TV shows, but I have no idea how to go about doing that. I know my laptop doesn't have a TV tuner, so I need some guidance on how I figure out what I need to buy. If you need additional info to be able to help me, just let me know. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: TV Tuner for Toshiba laptop

    What operating system are you running and what are the specs on your laptop (CPU, amount of RAM, Video card RAM, Sound card, etc.) ???
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    Re: TV Tuner for Toshiba laptop

    Similar Toshiba laptop (Equium A 200) and I took a chance and tried this DVB-T Digital TV USB stick cost 15 from a computer fair. Works perfectley with Media Centre or the software that comes with it

    Edit: as an afterthought, you will need a strong signal e.g.an external rooftop aerial

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    Re: TV Tuner for Toshiba laptop

    I have Windows Vista home premium. Here are specs: AMD Turion 64 x2 Dual-Core mobile technology TL-60, 2GB PC5300 DDR2 SDRAM, 160GB HDD, ATI Radeon X1200 w/ 831 MB available graphics memory, Realtek High Def Audio. Is that all you needed? Thanks!

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    Re: TV Tuner for Toshiba laptop

    OK. Rather than going through the whole explaination on this forum, you should be able to find all the information you need here.

    This is the basics...
    [i]"Windows Media Center is an application designed to serve as a home-entertainment hub. It is included in Windows XP Media Center Edition and premium editions of Windows Vista (Vista Home Premium and Vista Ultimate). It is designed to be controlled by special remote controls which prominently feature the Green Button (similar to the logo to the right), but can also be operated with a mouse and/or keyboard. This button is used to either launch Media Center from Windows or to return to the Start Menu from within the application. Media Center visualizes the computer user's pictures, videos, and music from local hard drives, optical drives, and network locations. It then categorizes them by name, date, tags, and other file attributes. Media managed through Media Center can also be relayed via a home network to standard TV sets via the specially designed Windows Media Center Extender or the Xbox 360."
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