With one simple add-on card, you can turn your laptop into a digital video recorder.
By Mike HaneyPosted 03.03.2006 at 2:00 am 2 Comments
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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.