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PCMCIA card for Dell inspiron 9300?

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July 17, 2012 7:30:34 PM

I have a DELL Inspiron 9300 and am looking to get a TV tuner card for it.
Will the PCMCIA ones be any good?
Also, how decent does the graphics card have to be?

sudo lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV370 [Mobility Radeon X300]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b3)
03:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 08)
03:01.2 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 17)
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
teevee@teevee-Inspiron-9300:~$
July 17, 2012 8:07:17 PM

do they even make PCMCIA cards anymore?
a b å Intel
July 17, 2012 8:23:23 PM

Where are you located? If you're stateside, it's unlikely you'll find a digital PCMCIA TV Tuner card. For the record, I had one many years ago. It worked well enough on my basic Intel graphics, but again, that was an analog signal.

-Wolf sends
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July 17, 2012 8:48:02 PM

UK
Seem to be plenty on ebay
July 17, 2012 9:06:10 PM

What's the alternative?
A USB tuner?
a b å Intel
July 17, 2012 10:48:33 PM

Six one way/half dozen the other. You could go either way (USB or PCMCIA). I'm on the other side of the pond, so I'm not familiar with TV signals over there. Just make sure the one you do decide on is compatible with your TV signal.

-Wolf sends

P.S. Maybe head over to http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/ for more information. They're definitely more Media Center specific and I know some of the folks over there are ...well... over there!

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