August 18, 2009 at 5:54 pm #28761
Here is something the manufacturers dont want you to know… ssshhhhhhhhhYou dont need a Core i7 to play games, burn cds or dvds, or send emails!You dont need a fancy graphics card to play most online games, and many other games as well.You dont need 4 GB RAM to watch tv..If you dont use your computer for much more than playing solitaire or going online for ebay, emails and maybe online gaming.. if you just want to burn CD's and occasionally a DVD.. Buy a secondhand P4!
August 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm #32305
You have made me want one with Windows 7 on it…I have an extra gb of ram hanging around also…If I do that I can replace the computer in the family room, because these computers are little beautys..(aussie slang) they run great…it just makes you want to keeep them all….they were soooo cheap…Can you review your tv card in the hardware section...I am interested in buying one...was looking just last night..lol...Its nice to get someones true opinion.August 18, 2009 at 8:43 pm #32306
OK I'll fess up.. Mitz is the good friend who bought the computers lol. The TV card is a Leadtek Winfast DTV 1000S. Its a single tuner HD Digital only card. I am very happy with it so far, considering it only cost me 40 bucks. I've bought 4 different budget tv cards in the last year, and each of them has presented major problems, to the point where I have given up on the cheapies. I've had Leadtek before without issues though, so I can't help but recommend them as a budget tv card.I'll post a review in a few days, when I have discovered any issues...
September 2, 2009 at 8:55 pm #32307coolbyParticipant
I would also like to get a TV card but do not know if I will be able to put it into my computer. I don't really want to touch inside it incase I wreck it totally.
I am not an expert but I am interested in learning. 🙂September 3, 2009 at 6:16 pm #32308
Installing a TV card is easy and safe if done properly. The first thing you need to do is establish what available slots within the computer are available to plug a TV card into. You can safely open your computer and look.Remove the power cord from the back of the computer.There are many ways computer are assembled, but if you look carefully you will see which screws need to be undone to remove the entire cover if its one piece, or the side cover if it has one. You only need side access. Look inside, being careful not to touch anything inside. Your body contains static electricity and if you are not properly grounded first its possible to damage the electronics with a static spark in some circumstances. Look inside for a spare PCI slot. This will be a long thin socket, usually white, about 3 inches or 75mm long, and located near where the holes in the back of the pc for extra stuff to come out from. Most reasonably modern computers have 2 or 3 of these side by side, but some might be occupied in your computer by other things, like for instance a Wireless Network card, so just check that you have one spare.If you have one spare, then close the computer again and start shopping. You are looking for a PCI TV card. There are a myriad of TV cards available at a wide range of prices. They are analog, analog/digital hybrid, twin tuner digital, hd digital.. all with extra or different features. You can research what features you want, and what card suits your needs.
January 22, 2010 at 4:33 am #32309venkiParticipant
This is a good deal indeedNovember 19, 2012 at 7:13 am #32310Nyle RemeParticipant
The set of information presented in this post is quite effective as many of people around us just buy PC for the purpose of the playing games and watching TV. This set of task can be easily done by second hand PC with you can buy in easy rates. Think about this concept and utility of product before making its purchase from market.
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