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Mar 12, 2004, 10:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

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"Wouldn't it be nice to sit at your Linux machine and have a crisp little color TV screen right there in one of your desktop windows? Using a cheapo TV tuner card, you can get great picture and sound quality on anything from an old 133 MHz Pentium on up. The hardware requirements, at $20 for a TV card after rebates, are pretty modest, and the payoff is a lot of fun...

"Obviously, you can put a TV card in a more current desktop machine and be quite happy. I've found that the main factors influencing performance are video memory, followed by main memory. Increasing video memory allows for a larger TV window on the screen and better picture quality..."

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