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TV Tuner Hi I recently purchased a Dell XPS M1530 laptop computer. I want to be able to play and record HD TV from my DVR on my computer. What hardware do I need to get this done? My computer has an HDMI female port. I was at Best Buy yesterday and a dude from the geek squad said that I didn't need any hardware. "Just plug the HDMI from the output of the cable box to the input of my computer." he said. I didn't think this would work but I tried it anyway but no results. What is the cheaspest way to achieve what I want? Thanks Josh

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If you have an HDMI input from your computer you can do it.  You probably have HDMI output on your computer which is why it isn't working.  
Pinnacle makes an HDTV TV tuner that will work on your computer that installs onto a USB port.  It's available at Best Buy as well.
The other way to do it is to get a series 3 Tivo with a Wireless adapter and install the Tivo media software onto your computer.  The server software will take the shows off of your Tivo and download them to your notebook computer.

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