Television tuners allow a user to watch television on their computer monitor. There are several different types of television tuners which we will discuss in this article.
The most common type of television tuner for a computer is the USB television tuner. USB ports are common on all computer so this type of connectivity make it possible to connect the tuner to pretty much any computer.
The television tuner acts just like a normal television would but with the need for a bulky antenna. USB television tuners can receive standard definition, or high definition signals depending of the type of tuner you have.
Most television tuners are bundled with some sort of software. This software allows the user to record the streaming television onto their computer so they can watch programs at a later date. In most cases this software is easy to use and easily setup.
Television tuners are constantly evolving. The newest wave of television tuners allow the user to use two streams from the one tuner. Meaning, you can record one television show while watching another. This is very convenient but at present, only one stream can be recorded and the recorded stream cannot be viewed in conjunction with the non-recorded stream.
Television tuners are a great way to watch television on notebook computers. With the portability of notebook computers, watching television anywhere your notebook can go is possible.
Television tuners can be bought for different prices depending on the quality of the product and the features/software they provide. A simple tuner can be bought for around 50 dollars whereas a more expensive alternative with more comprehensive software will cost upwards of 100 dollars.
With portability becoming more and more of an issue with today’s consumers, a USB television tuner is a great solution to watching television from your computer.