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May 23, 2012 3:24:00 PM

I have a problem. I have a Phillips 40in flat screen with a broken coax connector. I have a computer with M4A78LT-M m/b, amd 955 black edition processor, and MSI Radeon 5770 hawk video card. A Yamaha surround with a 3064 av receiver. Is there an internal TV tuner card that I can use in my computer that I can run too TV? If so a recommendation?

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a b x TV
May 23, 2012 4:38:29 PM

What other inputs does your Phillips TV have?

-Wolf sends
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May 24, 2012 3:37:19 AM

HDMI, Composite video and audio, component video input,(Ypbpr)
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a b x TV
May 24, 2012 1:15:17 PM

Yes, you could use a TV Tuner card. Which one depends on the type of TV you watch.

For free Over-The-Air broadcast channels, you'd need a TV Tuner card that has an ATSC tuner.
For basic cable subscriptions (no cable set top box required), you'd need a TV tuner card that has a ClearQAM tuner.
For cable subscriptions that require a set top box, I'd probably recommend just using a different output from the set top box or getting a cablecard ready TV Tuner card to replace/augment your set top box.

Let us know which type of TV you watch and we'll make a recommendation.

-Wolf sends
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June 1, 2012 1:25:36 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Yes, you could use a TV Tuner card. Which one depends on the type of TV you watch.

For free Over-The-Air broadcast channels, you'd need a TV Tuner card that has an ATSC tuner.
For basic cable subscriptions (no cable set top box required), you'd need a TV tuner card that has a ClearQAM tuner.
For cable subscriptions that require a set top box, I'd probably recommend just using a different output from the set top box or getting a cablecard ready TV Tuner card to replace/augment your set top box.

Let us know which type of TV you watch and we'll make a recommendation.

-Wolf sends

Yes, I would be using ATSC for broadcast over the air channels. Thnx by the way for your responses.
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June 10, 2012 11:29:09 PM

that broken coax would probablly be a cheap quick fix if your comfortable wiht a soldering iron it only has two connecters and can be picked up at radio shack for under 5 bucks, here are some how to video's that may help,
Good luck (º¿º)

http://www.youtube.com/user/grantspasstvrepairs?feature...
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June 18, 2012 1:08:33 PM

papablista said:
that broken coax would probablly be a cheap quick fix if your comfortable wiht a soldering iron it only has two connecters and can be picked up at radio shack for under 5 bucks, here are some how to video's that may help,
Good luck (º¿º)

http://www.youtube.com/user/grantspasstvrepairs?feature...

Wanted to thank you PaPaBlista for the info you sent regarding broken coax connecter repair. The video was very enlightening and useful.
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June 18, 2012 1:12:51 PM

Your welcome, I hope you jumped in and fixed it. :bounce: 
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June 18, 2012 1:16:41 PM

P.S. I'm a little uncomfortable with the idea of cracking open this TV , I have no experience whatsoever with such an endeavor but as I have little to loose at this time, (as I basically have a 40in paperweight/unneeded monitor...lol), I'm going to give it a go when I can find, hopefully, some info on how not to screw-up your 40in 800 dollar TV when cracking it open to repair a broken coax connecter. lol thanks again for your help
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June 18, 2012 1:22:38 PM

Best answer selected by glidingmoose.
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June 18, 2012 1:25:37 PM

Six months ago I had a monitor that only had a blinking blue light on the front and no cash to replace it, Since then I have repaired many monitors and a couple TV's and I made enough money to purchase myself a new TV. I now buy broken monitors and TVs and game consoles on Ebay.Make a little extra cash and ole papa has something to do. :D 
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