TV tuner issues, part II: I need to find a workaround for a TV with a flaky tuner.
I posted this question
a little while back, describing my TV with a coax input that doesn't always work.
I've more or less given up on fixing the input, but I'd still like to be able to watch cable TV on the thing. The component inputs work fine. I'd like to buy an external tuner that takes my cable signal and spits it out to my TV, over component or composite. I'd prefer that it supported HD, but that's not absolutely necessary, I suppose.
I also have a Windows box sitting around that could be made into a TV machine without too much hassle- so if it would be just as easy to put a TV tuner card in it, and then get the PC video to the TV, that would be OK too. (The PC has an NVidia card that doesn't have component out, to the best of my knowledge.)
I was thinking I could just buy a DTV converter box, but none of the coupon-eligible boxes have component video out and the more I look around, the less certain I am that I'm buying the right thing. Thanks!