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    How to Connect Sat Box to Laptop to use as DVR

    Hi
    I have a Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7390 3D laptop, Windows 8.1 and Windows Media Center. I need a way to connect a Direct TV Satellite box (H23-600) to this laptop to record TV shows to Windows Media Center by s-video and stereo audio outputs from the box. I had an old QosmioG25AV513 XP based computer which had the required inputs and I loved the commercial skip program I had on it, but it recently died.

    I assume there is some sort of USB input adapter? If so, which one would work with my setup. Thanks much

    John

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    [QUOTE=bassfisher6522;980265]Yes...you need a usb tuner card.

    Anything special. Does it have to be compatible with Win 8.1 and WMC, or will any of the work to get the s-video and stereo audio into the laptop?
    Thanks.
    John

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    This worked:
    Hauppauge WinTV HVR-955Q - Digital / analog TV tuner / video capture adapter - ATSC, QAM - HDTV - USB 2.0 - NTSC
    Thanks for your help.
    John

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