Saturday, September 11, 2010
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:00 PM
"If you'd like to consolidate your devices, a TV tuner is the perfect add-on for your media center. We've briefly discussed TV tuners before, but the state of modern television can make the buying process a little overwhelming. There is no one-size-fits all solution to buying one, so we've created this guide to sorting out whether a TV tuner is right for you, and how to go about buying the right one."
If you are not able to make the streaming TV switch, or live somewhere outside the US, and you follow legal distribution channels, you likely have a cable or satellite box or thirty in your house. While most providers I know of offer DVR solutions, having an all-in-one solution is mighty tempting, and there actually are some options. Recent advances in digital TV have made things a bit more complicated for most people, having to hook their cable box up to a capture device, and then there's the IR blaster, but if you are geek enough to set up your own DVR box, you probably are up for hooking it up to cable or satellite. One huge benefit is that once you do so, depending on your software, your tv watching and recording becomes available everywhere. It is like a cross between a Slingbox and standard Media Center software. Yes, some packages even support mobiles like the iPhone and Android devices. Now you will never have to be far away from your friendly tv who loves you very much!