It's generally advised to leave as much behind as possible when moving abroad, but my wife's employer is paying to have a decent amount of our household stuff transported from the US to the UK. And why would we want to waste money buying duplicate items if it isn't necessary and we probably won't be staying more than a couple years? So I'm trying to figure out which of our electronics and appliances might be made to work overseas.
I am aware of the voltage difference and the line/mains frequency difference between the US and the UK and I'm considering buying one or two good-quality step-down voltage converters for things that aren't universal voltage compatible. But I have some questions that my Google research has not cleared up. [more inside]
posted by theory
on Feb 18, 2014 -
What channels can I get from a tuner card in NYC using just the antenna? No cable hookup or FIOS or any of that fancy sh*t. I plug the card into the computer, I put the antenna in the window, I activate the relevant programs, and . . . . ? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Sep 13, 2012 -
I'd like to buy a brand new stand alone DVD recorder that has an over the air tuner (US) for under $200. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Brent Parker
on Jul 8, 2012 -
I have a Hauppauge WinTV950Q USB tuner that I use to watch over-the-air television (usually HD) on my laptop. I have tried to record shows (using the WinTVv7 software), but the files it creates are enormous .ts files, ~10GB per hour or more, which I can't save/burn/share. How do I compress these to some usable size? I've often watched TV shows which are ~500MB/h and the quality doesn't seem too degraded.
posted by pjenks
on Nov 12, 2011 -
Is there a free program or way to have my macbook act as a pitch pipe/tuning fork, at various frequencies? For example, a sustained A at 441 Hz. And then other notes from the chromatic scale using equal temperament. [more inside]
posted by Busoni
on Oct 8, 2010 -
I have a laptop with a screen that's broken. I want to buy a USB digital TV tuner device and then permanently attach the laptop to my TV, which currently only gets used for watching DVDs. Does anyone know of a list of free-to-air digital TV channels I could expect to be able to watch with a setup like this? I'm in the Washington DC area.
posted by uk_giffo
on Jul 19, 2010 -
I am considering becoming a piano turner. does anyone have advice, or know of anywhere i can do an apprenticeship in the New Orleans area?
posted by konono
on Jul 11, 2010 -
Should I get an HDTV tuner for my desktop computer? I can think of some reasons for me to get one but I am unsure if I will use it enough to justify buying it in the first place. I have been thinking whether or not to pick one up and attach a homemade antenna to it to get some free OTA HDTV. [more inside]
posted by abbat
on Mar 15, 2010 -
I recently bought an Avermedia a327 Mini PCI ATSC (DTV) tuner card which I put in my Dell Vostro 1500. I get horrible signal strength (unwatchable) through the built-in antennas. [more inside]
posted by lrodman
on Feb 8, 2010 -
Is there a PC tuner card that can read from my Comcast digi-set-top box that I can control w/a wifi/bluetooth remote from 20-30 ft.? [more inside]
posted by prodevel
on Feb 16, 2009 -
How do I turn my computer into a TV and is it a good idea? I've just moved into halls of residence at university and I've found that I can't tune my TV because I don't have the right remote. I don't have alot of space (I can't fit my keyboard on my desk at the moment) so I thought it might be a good idea to get a tv tuner for my computer instead of buying a new tv. I've just ordered a macbook so I'd prefer to use that but I also have a desktop PC I could use.
posted by Andy Harwood
on Oct 7, 2007 -
How can I get both, ATSC and NTSC on a USB tv tuner, with options to switch between both of them? [more inside]
posted by apple
on Oct 4, 2007 -
TV tuner card and Windows Media Center problem with audio only and green screen instead of video. Why? [more inside]
posted by Blue Buddha
on Jul 6, 2007 -
Scenario: the Cable line in my house comes into the living room. My desktop is in my bedroom, on the other side of the house, nowhere near that coaxial line... I'd love my desktop to act as a DVR, recording tv from that cable line. Is there some sort of solution other than running coaxial across the house to get me a cable line in my bedroom? [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp
on Feb 27, 2007 -
I have a laptop with flatscreen plugged into it, making for one large monitor encompassing the laptop and the external monitor. I've recently started recording some TV shows to watch at more convenient times.
For some reason when I go to play the recording back, whether it be with windows media player or the InterVideo program that came with the USB tuner, I only get a picture on the laptop monitor.
If I try and and move it over to the other (larger) external monitor i still get the sound playing fine, but the picture is just black.
I can watch live TV on either monitor, it's only the video playback that has a problem.
posted by sorindome
on Oct 24, 2006 -
How can i use a PC LCD monitor as a TV, without using a PC? I found TV Tuners online, but they usually require a computer to be there.. I'm just thinking that, considering lcd tv prices, I might as well buy a bargain basement lcd monitor and hook it up to a tuner. and the cool thing is, the lcd monitor already has enough pixels to display HD!
posted by frenchbenj
on Mar 20, 2006 -
Does anyone know if there are problems with the Guide Plus+ TV listings servers? I have an ATI TV Tuner with the Guide Plus+ software and the listings are no longer updating. [more inside]
posted by Otis
on Mar 2, 2006 -
Anyone know of a decent software soultion for my Hauppauge USB tv card and my new Mac mini please?
posted by kenchie
on Mar 9, 2005 -
PianoFilter: Help me find somewhere to trade in my baby grand!
[Sing us a song, you're the More Inside] [more inside]
posted by softlord
on Feb 23, 2005 -
Can anyone recommend a TV tuner for a Mac? I have an iBook, so it has to be either a firewire or USB model (not a PC card), and i'm hoping to spend under a hundred bucks. I have no real interest in any TVR functions, as my hard drive is maxed out already and I have a TiVo at home. I'm at Dartmouth for a month - which is in the middle of nowhere - so it must be available online to be shipped immediately, preferably with expedited shipping.
posted by rorycberger
on Jun 14, 2004 -