A TV tuner is the device that allows users to connect a digital TV signal or analog signal to a computer. Without it, there’s no way to watch or record live TV. A computer TV tuner comes in two models. An internal computer TV tuner needs to be installed inside the computer. On the flip side, an external TV tuner is typically plugged into the USB port. Most computers are not equipped with tuners, but these devices can be easily added. It’s even possible to add multiple tuners, so one channel can be recorded while watching another.
At PC Connection, there is a wide array of TV tuners for businesses from leading brands like Aver, Diamond Multimedia, and Audiovox. Aver offers a wide product line of computer TV tuners that can be used through multimedia projectors, PCs, LCD monitors, and plasma monitors. Aver’s tuners feature a slim profile and have hybrid capabilities. With Diamond Multimedia tuners, movies, videos, and recorded TV shows can be captured and converted for computers and portable media devices.
The type of signal that can be captured is determined by the type of TV tuner installed on a computer, the cable or satellite provider, and location. The TV signal must be physically connected to the tuner. Generally, this involves connecting the coaxial able to the signal source and tuner. Often, it is connected to a satellite TV set-top box, cable TV jack in the wall, cable TV set-top box, or an over-the-air antenna.