I did it that way, with a VCR/DVD player in between to boot. It works fine, and the tuner card works the same way as a regular TV would with respect to the computer (ie; set the tuner card to channel 3). That way, I can record to the VCR and do a halfway job of editing later in the play mode, before it gets to the computer (playing from the VCR into the TV tuner). It makes for less space on the hard drive. It all depends on what you're going to do with it later, and how much video quality you require. I didn't notice any loss of connection speed with the cable modem with everything else running, either.
18 years ago