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How to record tv shows on my pc without a tv tuner card?

I want to record my favorite tv shows on the computer.Tv tuner card is unavailable in my country.Could you recommend me any wires , cables  that send  video and audio data from the Tv to the computer and softwares to record it.

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orksecurity (author)2010-04-08

First, you need video capture hardware. That's available either as a card or as a USB-attached device. Many such devices are available.

Then it's just a matter of hooking your existing tuner to this box, setting it to the appropriate station, and pressing record on the included software.

Note that if you want to fully automate this, the computer has to be able to control the tuner. That means the DVR hardware/software needs to be able to send the appropriate IR remote control signals. So if that's what you have in mind, you're going to have to spend a bit more.

ebaley (author)2013-07-29

It seems an old topic. As I have checked it out, I should share what I have. This is what I use these days. I can open tv shows with tuner on this tv record software and record tv fast and simply. That's it.

RavingMadStudios (author)2010-04-08

If you can't get a video-in of some kind (tuner or capture card/device), your only option would be to point a digital video camera at your TV. Better than nothing, but just barely. Millions of YouTube posters can't be wrong, can they?

lemonie (author)2010-04-08

This is what I use, but I've got a composite video-in (on my TV tuner card).
If you don't have a suitable video-in you'll have to get one. So it's back to you - what hardware can you get hold of?