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Trying for dish connection for laptop.

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I wanted to connect my laptop to my dish cable so that i could watch tv on my laptop.

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First question: Does your laptop have a TV Tuner card in it?

If not, then try getting a USB TV Tuner such as found here:

http://www.fusionhdtv.co.kr/ENG/boards/PressRelease.aspx?act=RD&itemid=407

Note: This is only one brand, there are others out there so do some Googling.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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    • 1 Decide if you want to watch the television on your computer or use the TV as a larger monitor. If you want to view the contents of the TV on your laptop, you need a video card connected to to the computer. These cards can either be inserted through the express PCI card slot on the laptop, or via USB cable. Make sure the video tuner card supports component video.
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    • 3 Plug the RGB component cables into the component side of the DVI- or VGA-to-component cable. If you want to watch the TV on your computer, insert the RGB cables into the TV video card.
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