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Old 09-06-2005, 04:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb TV Tuner for the Laptop: External or PCMCIA (Pros/Cons)

I'm going to purchase one as a gift, and it will be used for a laptop... but I really have no clue which is better (or the same) all suggestions are welcome!

1. PCMCIA or External (USB, most likely)? Please mention of any known Pros/Cons!
2. Have any specific recommendations on which card?

Thanks much,

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Old 09-08-2005, 01:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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PCMCIA will come with limitations. though it is expected that both will eat up equal amount of power. assuming that, i would have gone for a USB one, becuase, you may find is with more features (external box), also, you dont have to stuck in fat antenna cable to the PCMCIA, which in that case, MAY effect your antenna port as when you have to move the laptop.

Hauppauge (I hope spellings are correct), USB2-PVR (PVR stands for Personel video recorder in this case. (assumption). this can record in MPEG format as well. and comes with bundle of features. rest, check out with other people using TV-Tuners.
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