How can I record of multiple TV channels at the same time using my computer?

Saad Munir September 11, 2012
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I have read how to record single channel or program using a device connected with my computer, then using Windows Media Center or other software to record my favourite TV shows.

But I want to know if I can ask multiple programs on different channels. Is that possible?

Thank you for answers!

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  1. Dave Rimmer
    September 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm
  2. Elrick Browne
    September 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    You would have to have 2 or more tv tuner cards, or a single dual tuner card

  3. ha14
    September 11, 2012 at 8:18 am

    HDHomeRun
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    see if there is something interesting for you

    MythTV
    http://www.mythtv.org/

  4. Fred Ross
    September 11, 2012 at 7:57 am

    There are dual tuner cards, if that is all you need. Ceton makes a 4 tuner card.

    http://cetoncorp.com/products/infinitv-4-usb/

    I have no idea how good it is, but it is designed for multiple channel playing and recording. Runs at $199.00. Check Newegg for customer ratings. Most love it, some hate it.

    I have done two single tuner cards, but it has been a long time. That was back in XP. It was a pain to get to work reliably. More a software problem.

  5. Bruce Epper
    September 11, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Some tuners will allow the simultaneous recording of multiple channels, but it depends on the hardware. If you know what you are doing, you may be able to install a second tuner card in the system to allow this functionality as well but configuration of the recording software tends to get tricky with that type of setup. I have not seen it work reliably under Windows, but a neighbor's Linux box handles a pair of tuner cards without issue.