With one simple add-on card, you can turn your laptop into a digital video recorder.
Make a Laptop DVR
Time: 30 minutes
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How It Works:
- Use the CD to install on your laptop the software and drivers for the Instant TV card. Restart, and plug in the card.
- Connect to a video source (cable box or jack, TiVo) using either the S-video plugs or composite (red, white and yellow) plugs.
- Open the Ulead InstaMedia software (the CD will also install a program called Instant TV, but it's clunky). Select "Settings." Choose your connection type, then choose the recording quality you want (a medium setting is fine for laptop playback).
- Sit back and watch TV. Hit "Timer Record" or use titantv.com to schedule a recording.