Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Richmond, BC, CAN
OTA for HTPC
So here's the quick rundown, I just recently upgraded my computer as i'm doing a fair amount of photoshop work, and not thinking much before hand, my monitor is now the fault as my computer is up to speed. After much research, I've decided to go with the Apple Cinema HD 23". I also use my computer to watch TV while I work (currently have the HAUPPAUGE WINTV PVR-150).
With my new monitor coming shortly, I was 'initally' thinking about getting another shaw HD box and putting it under my desk, but unlike the dell LCD's, the Apple monitor only has the one single DVI connection. So I did some more research and thought, well i'm not gonna watch a WHOLE lot of HD on my computer, but it would be nice every now and then. So I looked around and started reading up more posts here on OTA HD. Very cool!
I live in Richmond BC (in the Steveston area) and as i'm on the 2nd floor (my bedroom) I've got a pretty good LOS towards the mountains. So here's my question:
Is it possible for me to get a PCI or USB system for my computer to bring in OTA HD and run it thru my computer and display it on my new monitor? If yes, what is recommended? I've done some searching but there is so much out there. Is there anywhere local to buy the parts, or is it best to buy it online?
TIA, and if i'm missing any more info, please let me know and i'll try and post it up.