Can I hook my cable box to my laptop?

Gary Darst March 29, 2013

I would like to watch TV on my laptop, I think that Windows Media has a tv tuner in it, can I use this to hook up my cable box to my laptop?

  1. somu1795
    March 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    get a TV tuner...

  2. Oron Joffe
    March 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    As others have said, the main thing is you need a "TV capture card" or equivalent. There are a few laptops that have the feature built in, but not many. However, you can get a USB-based converter and use it. As for Windows Media Centre, see this Microsoft page:

    March 30, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    u need to get an tv tuner

  4. Anay Chaubal
    March 30, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Check out what output options your cable box has, and if they are present on your computer, connect it to that port. Generally, a computer has output pins, not input pins. Thus we need a tv tuner, which for a laptop must be with a USb interface to watch cable box output.

  5. Joel Thomas
    March 30, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Buy a usb tv tuner card they are cheap these days

  6. ha14
    March 29, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    ,the HDMI port on your laptop is an HDMI out, not an HDMI in unless otherwise noted.

    How to Hook a Laptop to a TV Using an S-Video Cable and a Cable Box

    TV card or dongle for your laptop, which you would then hook up to your cable box.

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