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  1. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    I want to watch my computer on my TV

    easiest way possible

    and can I record the cowboys games to a removable hard drive

    and does anyone know a site I cab get the cowboys games every week ?

    besides justin tv
    even a pay site
  2. Kangaroo

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    Not my area of expertise from PC standpoint in the old days you had to get a TV tuner card but with the new TV's and video cards it has gotten easier.

    So if you have a newer TV (almost all your HD tv's have it) and your computer has a dvi or an hmi plug then you just plug the video card to the TV liek you would a monitor.

    Now on recording it usually takes a software to record to your pc Hard drive like a tivo

    There is a linux set up call freevo

    http://freevo.sourceforge.net/

    That has been around about 8-10 years so it has been developed for a long time

    There looks to be a PC TIVo software

    http://www.tivo.com/buytivo/tivo-accessories/software/tivodesktoppc.html
  3. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    get a hdmi wire if your pc has a hdmi port, if not get a vga-hdmi adapter or whatever and plug it into your tv.


    Its really simple, just find out which ports each use and get the right combo and just plug it in and go.
  4. Jon88

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    It always amazes me how computer savvy younger people are.

    I can get by, but I'm nowhere close.
  5. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    I am not that young I just what i do for a living
  6. Jon88

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    I was talking about Romo2Austin.

    I don't read your posts.

    (just kidding)
  7. UnoDallas

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    SAY what ???????????
  8. Kangaroo

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  9. TheCount

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    Can you Record of hdmi? I thought you'd bump into Copy protection (HDCP)?

    Back in the day I'd have said get a video capture card for your computer and hook your tv receiver to it. Been a while since I tried to record to my computer though.

    Just so you know, I you don't already, video takes up a ton of space until it's compressed, so you'll need some storage.
  10. tomson75

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    If you're looking for a Hulu-type site that plays television, movie, and sports content....try tvshack.net. It's not live, but they usually post content in a matter of about one day after its aired on television. Fair to good quality, even if its blown up to a large monitor or screen via DVI/HDMI, etc...
  11. UnoDallas

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  13. UnoDallas

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    what I want is to run my pc to my TV

    see I am trying to cut out my Direct TV bill

    guess I going to have to go to best buy an ask some questions

    plus are there any DVR's you can buy without having to rent one
  14. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Take anything Best Buy tells you with a grain of salt they generally have no clue what they are doing
  15. UnoDallas

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    I will - I dealt with them before maybe I will go over to the computer store
    but I live in a small town - oh well like you say take it slow
  16. rkell87

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    if you have an hd tv,(like r2a said) you can buy a cable that connects your computer to your tv. most newer tvs have a port for this just look on the back of your tv for this. now you just need to know what ports you have on your computer, if you have an HDMI port on your computer this is best with hd tvs. bestbuy makes most of its money on these cables so when you go ask them, as long as you have the right info for them, they will not screw it up.

    you pretty much have two options with dvrs, one is renting the unit through your provider, and the other is tivo where you buy the unit out right but you have pay for 1,2,or 3 year subscription plan.

    now if you want the dvr just to record the games then put them on a hard drive i have no idea how/if you can do that. if you are trying to watch them through your computer while its live you can get video capture software but as was said this can eat up hard drive quick. if you are trying to watch the games from a site that is not live i would think you most likely would be downloading it and that is real easy to get on an external drive. i know a lot of people use tenyardtorrents.com but i dont so idk how quick games get posted but i know R2A does so maybe ask him about it.

    hope this helps
  17. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    I got banned for a bad share ratio :laugh2:

    Usually within a few days it got posted.
  18. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    its like a big monitor, just need the right wires to plug it in.
  19. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    On the subject of DVR's, about 4 years ago I bought a Panasonic DVD player/recorder with a built-in hard drive to pair with my basic cable set-up.

    Never had a dish so I'm not completely familiar with all the features of their associated DVR's but I think mine functions pretty much the same with no ongoing fees. Record, slip-time, library functions etc. Been taping Cowboy games to the hard drive and then editing out commercials etc before then taping down to DVD for the library.

    Its been really convenient. I think I paid about $300 for it. Great investment at the time though technology since then has no doubt zoomed on past it.

    My desktop also has a TV tuner (3-4 years old) so I tape there sometimes as well since my DVR hard drive space is more limited.

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