Step 4: Set up your audio/video connection
Three common connections are detailed in the following sections. The connection you choose depends
on what you want to do with your audio/video setup and on the type of TV input you use.
Connecting the TV tuner to your computer allows you to perform the following actions:
Watching and/or recording a live TV program on your computer
Recording a live TV program while watching a previously recorded TV program
Listening to FM radio
Some advanced setup instructions are also provided. Refer to Chapter 4,
Using composite video or S-Video with your cable or satellite receiver.
Adding a TV or a stereo to your configuration.
The type of connection you use will depend on your existing TV source and the availability of a digital
broadcast. Refer to the following table for more information.
Your TV source
Cable TV without a
Cable or satellite TV
*Not all cable TV networks broadcast QAM signals (free, unscrambled digital programming). When QAM programming is
available, it is accessible only through QuickPlay.
or high definition, approximately 1920x1080 (1080i).
Using the USB extender cable (optional)
The USB extender cable lengthens the distance from the computer to the TV tuner.
To connect the USB extender cable, follow these steps:
Insert the USB extender cable (1) into a USB port on the computer.
Chapter 3 TV tuner setup
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17, for instructions on the following tasks:
Depending on how you set up your TV tuner, you may not use all of the cables.
ATSC digital TV may be broadcast in either standard definition, approximately 640x480 (480i),
Refer to section
Connection 1: Connecting with an antenna
on page 9
Connection 2: Connecting with regular TV or cable
TV without a receiver on page 10
Connection 3: Connecting with satellite TV or
cable TV with a receiver on page 10