What is a tv tuner?

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I know it's suppose to let you watch tv on your pc, but how is this? Do you already have to have an existing cable/satellite subscription and the tuner only allows you to view on the pc what you already have, or does a tv tuner provide you with free channels? Sorry about the dumb question. I'm new to this.
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The TV tuner only aalows you to view what you already have. You would need to pay for any extra channels with your own service.

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on a similar topic here, does one have to come out of the hd box, or could i just connect it to any cable outlet in the house?
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any cable outlet in the house. You won;t get any of the high-up channels that are only offered through the box though. Only basic cable. For instance I have Comcast platinum cable, with the HD box I get like 600 some-odd channels with HBO, and all that junk. Without the box I get like 75 channels of basic cable. And when this promo ends I'll probably drop the platinum for the cheapest cable I can get because I no longer watch HBO, or any of the cable channels past the basic stuff. All I use is the On-Demand and watch lots of DVD's.

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