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Maybe it will be cheaper to install the actual wallplate myself. If they can run the wire through the wall, cut a hole in the wall, and leave a wire hanging there, I can do the rest! Maybe save a few bucks.
I can't bear to let anyone do a job when I can do it cheaper and better.
I completely agree. I run into this problem with my parents many times a year when we need things fixed, installed, or replaced. Trust me - I've been there! LOL! But.. this isn't my decision. It's their house, and if they insist on paying (or making me pay) to get it done "right", there's nothing I can do.
Secondly, what you're saying to do, according to one person I've asked (who may or may not be right), is completely illegal. He said that would be considered cable theft, to which my dad would want no part in.
Once the cable line hits your house, it's yours to do with as you please. Just realize that one cable line means changing the channel in both locations (TV and your PC).
Well what if I used a splitter - one cord to the TV, one cord to the PC?
We don't use cable boxes. In fact, I'm not sure I know what a cable box is.
Meanwhile, I've been looking at (very cheap) TV Tuner cards for my PC. This is basically the cheapest one on Newegg. I read through the reviews, and it looks halfway decent. I'm not looking to capture HD or digital cable, so that's no problem. How does this one look?
Changing the channel in one location will change it in the other.
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