Recording TV Shows to my IPOD

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I want to be able to record TV shows to my IPOD.  I really only need
sound because I want to listen to the shows on the drive to and from
work.  I am trying to determine the correct equipment to buy.  I do not
want to have my TV on all the time, so I figure I will need an external
USB TV Tuner to connect to my LAPTOP.  Recommendations appreciated.  I
am thinking I will also need some program to automatically change to
the channel to be recorded (Hopefully this comes with the Tuner).  And
finally I need some program to convert the recorded show to the IPOD

Maybe there is an easier way.  Any suggestions appreciated.

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