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Old 07-29-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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TV tuner or laptop ?

For those of you who are using your laptop to watch TV in your escape.... what kind of tuner are you using?
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:31 AM   #2
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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB stick

It hooks up to the cable TV a lot of commercial campgrounds have. It doesn't work with an antenna for over-the-air broadcasts.

We're not much on TV. We live at the cottage for half the year with no TV, and don't have cable or anything at the house - so we just watch some stuff I download off the Internet. I thought we'd use the TV tuner to check out local news and, more importantly, weather but have only done it a few times. It works well though.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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I have an Elgato eyeTV USB stick. Works with over the air or cable, like all digital TV, is a pain to set up each time you move, but that doesn't matter since I rarely use it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:53 AM   #4
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We will probably rarely use it so I was hoping for something simple.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:58 PM   #5
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I mostly boondock with no hook up power so rely on batteries.I got a small 20" TV, and ran it through an inverter,but soon discovered the inverter would start beeping after about 1 1/2 hours,not long enough to watch a dvd.So now I bought a Mac book Pro laptop and I can watch a full movie and play some games before having to charge it.Then I charged it ,takes 1 1/2 hours on a simple $39 dollar inverter from Canadian Tire in the trailer and still have lots of battery power.That is working for me,and I'll save the TV setup for on rare occasion I am hooked up to DC,or if I'm somewhere ,were there is no one else I can run the small Honda generator to watch the TV.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:24 AM   #6
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Same as Jon. One laptop, no TV. Simple.
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