I am looking for a TV tuner that can:
- display and record analog cable TV (duh
- can output stereo sound from the cable TV signal
- ideally is a USB device
- can output digital audio via spdif (more about that below)
My cable provider (Shaw canada) has some "TV" channels that display themselfes as "digital audio". There is no TV program, its just sound. It sounds really good and beats the crap cable radio signal I am getting...
My TV is hooked to my receiver via spdif and those digital TV channels show up as 2 channel digital inputs. The cable providers phone driod was no real help about what those channels really transmit. But it sounds good.
Now I want to get this sound through a TV tuner into my receiver. I cant use the TV as its a projection TV and cant stay on to listen to audio to save the bulb and power.
I dont know if there is a difference in sound quality if that digital signal is transmitted via spdif into the receiver or if it is just sent as a stereo signal.
It might be the same ?
I hear that most or all tuner cards are mono, which is never stated, neither is stated they are stereo ... so I and was wondering if anybody can recoomend one for me.