How to Install and Use a USB TV Tuner on Your PC or Laptop
If you want to watch live TV on your computer, you can use a USB TV tuner device that connects to your PC or laptop via a USB port. A USB TV tuner can receive TV signals from an antenna or a cable connection and display them on your screen. You can also use a USB TV tuner to capture and record video from various sources, such as DVD players or VCRs.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use a USB TV tuner on your PC or laptop, using the example of the TV Tuner Extern RPC-TV-USB USB 2.0 device. This is a compact and portable TV tuner that supports ATSC, QAM, and analog TV standards. It also comes with a remote control and a software CD-ROM for Windows users.
Step 1: Connect the USB TV Tuner to Your PC or Laptop
The first step is to connect the USB TV tuner to your PC or laptop. You will need a free USB 2.0 port and an available power outlet. Follow these steps:
Plug the power adapter of the USB TV tuner into an electrical outlet.
Connect the coaxial cable of your antenna or cable connection to the RF input of the USB TV tuner.
Connect the USB cable of the USB TV tuner to a USB 2.0 port on your PC or laptop.
If you want to capture video from another source, such as a DVD player or a VCR, connect the S-Video or composite cable of the source device to the corresponding input of the USB TV tuner.
You should see a green LED light on the USB TV tuner indicating that it is powered on and connected.
Step 2: Install the Driver and Software for the USB TV Tuner
The next step is to install the driver and software for the USB TV tuner on your PC or laptop. You will need the CD-ROM that came with the device and a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Follow these steps:
Insert the CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
The installation wizard should start automatically. If not, open My Computer and double-click on the CD-ROM icon.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver and software for the USB TV tuner. You may need to restart your computer after the installation is complete.
You should see an icon for the software on your desktop or in your Start menu.
Step 3: Launch the Software and Scan for Channels
The final step is to launch the software and scan for channels that you can watch with your USB TV tuner. You will need to select your TV standard and region before scanning. Follow these steps:
Launch the software by double-clicking on its icon or selecting it from your Start menu.
Select your TV standard (ATSC, QAM, or analog) from the drop-down menu at the top of the software window.
Select your region (country and state) from another drop-down menu below the TV standard menu.
Click on the Scan button at the bottom of the software window to start scanning for available channels.
Wait for the scanning process to finish. You should see a list of channels that you can watch with your USB TV tuner.
You can now enjoy watching live TV on your PC or laptop with your USB TV tuner. 061ffe29dd