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BradBo

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I am not sure if this is where to ask this question but I could use some help.

I have a new Dell laptop, an XPS M1530.

I read that using Windows Media I would be able to view and record TV directly from my TV.

I noticed my laptop had a S-Video port that had a few extra pins compared to the S-Video cable Im used to using in the back of my TV that I use for of my DVD player.

I assumed it was video plus audio.

I bought an S-Video cable that fits the S-Video port out of the laptop and on the other end it has three ports, 1)standard S-Video 2)composite video (RCA style) 3)Digital Audio (RCA Style).

I plugged my tv into my laptop using the new patch cable with the S-Video jack and got nothing.

Then I surfed for a solution and read that I would need a TV Tuner.

I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction to watch TV.

Why does my laptop have a S-Video port if it cant take a signal from the tv?

If I need a tuner should I get analog or digital?

Thanks for the help, Brad

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Your laptop has an S-Video output port. This means that you can connect your laptop to your TV and watch something that's on your computer. You're right that you'd need a TV Tuner for you to watch TV on your laptop. Hauppage makes good USB based TV tuners that are relatively cheap.

Hope this helps. :)

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We'll obviously!!!!!!! ;)

Dont I feel silly!

I should have read the directions!

Thanks a bunch, I will buy a tuner and go for it.

Thanks

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Hauppage makes good USB based TV tuners that are relatively cheap.

I second the Hauppage recommendation.

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