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04-04-2013, 02:18 AM
Hello Members,

There are several ways to save broadcast television shows for viewing later. TV and related services are great, but they usually charge a monthly subscription fee. Using the Record Live TV function of the Windows Media Centre, however, is free after you, but the equipment, which costs than most TV units. Options are more limited for Macintosh computers, but inexpensive choices are still available. Buy a USB or PCMCIA tuner stick or card that can handle high-definition television signals so you can record the highest quality broadcast TV available. Make sure that the tuner device can receive digital TV broadcasts as well since all major stations must broadcast only a digital signal. Hauppauge, Pinnacle and WinTV are popular brands for PC, though others will work as well. Elgato's EyeTV and Pinnacle are popular brands for the Mac. Your computer should also have a fast processor and plenty of hard drive space since video files can be very large.

Thank You
John Wilson