set top box to PC for live TV

  tigertop2 10 Jan 13
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Does anyone know if it is possible to input the TV signal from a Humax or similar set top Freeview or Freesat box to a PC for viewing with Windows Media Center? I have not yet found a set top box with a USB connector but most have HDMI and hdmi to usb convertor cables are available.

  rdave13 10 Jan 13

Something like this would be worth a try. Unless you live in an area with a strong TV signal I suspect you'd have to run a coax to the dongle.

  tigertop2 11 Jan 13

Thanks rdave13. I have a number of TV dongles and TV tuner cards ranging from the very cheap to the very expensive. Virtually all of them have software problems or some problem or other despite the latest drivers etc and I was looking for a more robust piece of hardware. Coax input for freeview and freesat is available Just interested to know if I can capture the signal via a set top box whether freesat or freeview

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