PC hardware forum: win xp internal tv tuner with ir blaster

by: padyboy October 31, 2012 7:46 PM PDT

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win xp internal tv tuner with ir blaster

by padyboy - 10/31/12 7:46 PM

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In my city (Halifax, Canada), there is only one cable tv/Internet provider; thus they can dictate quality of service, including use of their own set-top box.
I am seeking a way to combat this monoply, so far to no avail.
I have been recording TV with various VCRs for decades.

Is it taboo to have the ability to record to my computer? I have no intention of selling recorded material for profit. I wish to archive programs for personal use.

If we had some free-market style competition in this city, I doubt I would be having this problem.

I am seeking a way to archive my favorite programming for personal use.

Any comments on this subject would be appreciated.
Are win 7 hardware products backwards compatible to Win XP? I believe os info is all that is required here. My processor speed of 3 GHz is plenty. I have PCIe slots on my system board,

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