Category: Sound and Multimedia
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows XP
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NEC SmartVision/TV, Conexant 2388x Tuner is a TV tuner card developed by NEC. Users install TV tuner cards on their computers in order to be able to receive TV signals. Many of these cards also double up as video capture cards in so far as they can record television programs which are then saved on the computer's hard disk. TV cards utilize different types of interfaces such as the PCI interface or the USB interface. Presently, there are four different types of TV tuner cards. The first category is the analog cards which utilize analog input and a good number of them can receive FM signals. The second category is digital cards which provide a whole MPEG stream for the transportation of video or its extraction. The third category is the hybrid tuner card which utilizes analog or digital configuration. It is possible to switch between the systems through reconfiguration. The fourth category is the combo tuner is similar to the hybrid card but has two different tuners on the same card.
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TV tuner cards can either be internal cards or external cards. When it is internal, it is fitted into the computer in a similar manner to the video card. Conversely, an external TV tuner card is linked to the computer using a USB port. TV tuners facilitate the reception of computer signals while enabling the user to watch, rewind and even pause live television. When one has a TV tuner, he or she can record television or watch a show which was previously recorded while recording a third; all at once. It is also possible for this user to record two shows from two different channels. For this product to function effectively and efficiently, users of the NEC Smartvision TV, Conexant 23388x tuner are advised to always ensure that they are using the latest version of the device driver. Old versions have been known to create conflict and can produce errors in the work of the device. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and NEC SmartVision/TV, Conexant 2388x Tuner errors before installing any driver updates.