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Help me fix my entertainment system.

AV experts, can you help me? I set up my current home entertainment system 11 years ago, and it's worked well for me. Now it is failing, and consumer electronics have moved on. I can't just replace the failing component with a new one because it is not being manufactured any longer, and I only need some parts of it. I'm having trouble integrating new things into the old setup. I need to upgrade/reconfigure my AV, and possibly wireless. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Dec 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Aereo is no more. Help me create my own Mac-based replacement.

I do not own a TV and I don't have a cable subscription. I don't want to get either one of those things. I do, though, occasionally like to watch broadcast TV (or recordings of broadcast TV) on my MacBook Pro or iPad. Aereo was a great solution. Now that Aereo is gone how can I create an approximate replacement for use in my home? [more inside]
posted by alms on Jul 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Bringing our US electrical devices to the UK / also NTSC-PAL question

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 - 20 answers

Disabling the tuner in a TV set

How can I disable the tuner in a TV set? [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Sep 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Tell me everything there is to know about TV tuner cards.

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 - 9 answers

Search for DVD recorder with tuner

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 - 7 answers

How to compress recorded HDTV

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 - 8 answers

iPod Touch/iPhone guitar/mandolin tuner app recommendations.

iPod Touch/iPhone guitar/mandolin tuner app recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Aug 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Cheap external TV tuner for broken TV?

TV tuner issues, part II: I need to find a workaround for a TV with a flaky tuner. [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay on Jan 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Why does my TV's picture drop out intermittently?

Why does my TV signal disappear into static for minutes or hours at a time? [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay on Nov 2, 2010 - 2 answers

Make my mac a pitch pipe/tuning fork

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 - 8 answers

What TV channels can I receive free in Washington DC with a USB TV tuner card?

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 - 4 answers

piano tuner apprenticeship in NOLA

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 - 5 answers

Should I get an HDTV tuner for my desktop computer?

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 - 9 answers

Getting poor signal in an internal mini PCI ATSC TV tuner

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 - 11 answers

It's not a Tune-ah!

What would cause my electric guitar’s high E string to fool my tuners? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Mar 11, 2009 - 18 answers

Trying to get PC/TV AND PVR functionality to merge onto my 42" lcd

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 - 6 answers

Help me unburden my dream of working for Herzog

How does one go about applying for a film production assistant position? Specifically, to whom do I sell a spare chunk of soul in order to be Herzog's crew's serf on The Piano Tuner? [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on Jul 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Best tuner for Windows Media Center 2005?

What are the best ATSC tuners to use with Windows Media Center 2005? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on May 1, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I turn my computer into a TV and is it a good idea?

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 - 13 answers

Hybrid TV Tuner (ATSC/NTSC)

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 - 2 answers

Windows Media Center Green Screen

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 - 2 answers

Sorta-Kinda Fast and the Furious Filter: Ideas for tuning my 2001 Toyota Camry XLE?

Sorta-Kinda Fast and the Furious Filter: Ideas for tuning my 2001 Toyota Camry XLE? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on May 31, 2007 - 17 answers

I just bought a new HDTV. Why am I getting HBO?

I just bought a new HDTV. Why am I getting HBO? [more inside]
posted by mmcg on Apr 11, 2007 - 7 answers

DVR me?

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 - 6 answers

USB TV Tuner

I'm thinking of buying this TV tuner, but I have some questions before I do. [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Feb 8, 2007 - 5 answers

why won't my recorded TV shows show up on my external monitor?

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. any thoughts?
posted by sorindome on Oct 24, 2006 - 7 answers

tv tuner?

Watching Tv on the PC, tv tuner choices? [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on Jul 16, 2006 - 8 answers

Best HiFi Magazine?

What are the best hi fi magazine(s) for someone like me? [more inside]
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket on Apr 25, 2006 - 13 answers

Using a PC LCD Monitor as a TV?

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 - 7 answers

Guide Plus+ Not Updating

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 - 3 answers

NYC piano tuner

PianoTunerFilter : I'm looking for a recommendation for a good piano tuner in NYC. [more inside]
posted by ny_scotsman on Feb 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Have you used a low cost ($20-$50) Cold Air Intake on your car?

Have you used a low cost ($20-$50) Cold Air Intake on your car? [more inside]
posted by skyguy14 on Jul 12, 2005 - 7 answers

HDTV Tuner and Cable

Do standard “QAM” HDTV tuners work over conventional cable? [more inside]
posted by phatboy on May 21, 2005 - 6 answers

OS-X TV tuner software

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 - 6 answers

Piano Trade-In

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 - 2 answers

Can anyone recommend a TV tuner for a Mac?

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 - 4 answers

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