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Old December 13, 2008, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by jdrom17 View Post
1. If your TV supports PIP (picture in picture), then you could possible do this without a TV tuner card. This would basically overly a box ontop of your PC input with the TV input. Not the most ideal though since it would completely cover whatever is on your PC screen in that section.

2. If you get a TV card, I think your going to loose some quality since your taking the digital feed from Shaw into their box which makes an analog connection (assuming your not using HDMI) and then you'd be taking that and converting it back into digital using the TV tuner card. However I haven't used TV tuner cards in ages so perhaps they are better now.
You wouldn't use a tuner card if he has a set top box, he would use a capture card

And using a good capture card (Hauppauge HD PVR [expensive]) he would maintain good quality. But I don't believe he wants to spend any money.

So either he uses PIP or if his PVR has an input (usually firewire) to watch it.

VLC can generally watch streams over ethernet/firewire if setup correctly.
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