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    Want to watch and record live TV in the PC

    Interested in recording live TV to watch later? Wondering how the recording can be done live on a PC? No worries, read the responses by experts here and decide how to enjoy recorded TV.

    I want to watch and record live TV from my computer in HD. What can I do? Please help me.
    PC specifications are:Intel 6600k processor; Nvidia 1060 graphics card; 8 GB RAM; HDTV

    Searched a lot for TV tuner card with hd recording capabilities. But couldn't find any genuine help. All products are from global market and expensive too.
  • Answers

    6 Answers found.
  • A. You want to watch and record live TV on your PC/computer.
    The basic good ones are around Rs 10,000 and upwards.
    The AVerMedia EzRecorder 130 - High Definition recorded has good reviews and is priced around 10,800.
    Have you considered the iBall CTV27 Claro TV Tuner (Rs 1799 on amazon) or the Intex Sky-Pro IT-195 FM LCD TV Tuner.

    When you order, please check the seller, return and warranty period so that you do not face issues when the instrument malfunctions etc.

    B. As an other option, there are many sites that broadcast TV programs to India which can be accessed with codes are registering and paying the subscription fee. Here you have the option of choosing the language and the package you use regularly. One such site is (, you can watch live and the previous programs.

    C.Have you thought about the DTH services. Having a small dish TV connect and the receiver box comes with a recorder. For instance the DTH Services Dish TV HD Connection (With Recorder) costs around Rs 1600.00 and you need pay monthly charges based on the channels you need to access/watch.

  • For watching TV programs on your PC and recording them in your PC what you require is a TV tuner recorder. These are available in market from many brands and prices range from Rs 7000 to 12000.

    You can go to some online portal like and find out the different models there and order the one which suits to your purpose and budget.

    Knowledge is power.

  • Thanks for your help.
    Can you please suggest me a good PCI E hd tv tuner card for pc.

  • If you want to go for a HD tuner card, please ensure that your TV has got a slot for it otherwise you can think of an external device.

    There are many good cards available which can do the desired job. Two of them are - Hauppauge WinTV HVR 2250 and Ceton InfiniTV.

    In fact, instead of cards, one can go for USB type devices also which are very comfortable to plug in. Some of the good ones are - SiliconDust HDHomeRun Plus, Hauppauge WinTV HVR 950Q, AverMedia Hybrid Volar Max and Elgato EyeTV Hybrid.

    Knowledge is power.

  • Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR high definition personal video recorder is best for recording live tv in your pc/computer. You can buy it from amazon. It costs you around Rs 14000. You also need a source that is cable box. So lets start :
    Step 1 : Connect HD PVR to cable box.
    Step 2 : Attach cables from HD PVR to cable box.
    Step 3 : Connect computer to HD PVR with USB.
    Step 4 : Launch Total Media Extreme Software and you need to change some default settings that is video quality. The lower bit rate worst the video quality. The higher big rate the bettar video quality.
    Step 5 : Now you can play tv and there is an option of recording you can record in high definition.

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