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Windows 7: TV on the PC


12 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
TV on the PC

I'm getting rid of my TV and I want to watch TV thought my computer. What is the best way to do this?
Richard

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12 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I sometimes use Hulu when i miss shows on T.V.
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12 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Either by installing a card, which will enable you to receive programs in the same way as you did with your TV or by watching streamed programs over the Internet. Either way, if you currently require a license to watch TV (as we do here in the UK), you may need one to continue watching, even if you are no longer going to be watching on a TV but a PC. Check the necessary terms and conditions.
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12 Sep 2010   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

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12 Sep 2010   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi i use tvcatchup in the uk TVCatchup - Never Miss A Show Again


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12 Sep 2010   #6

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Not a very interesting selection

Try these instead

Cheers
jimbo


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12 Sep 2010   #7

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Not a very interesting selection

Try these instead

Cheers
jimbo
hi thanks i was only showing home page
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12 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Why bother dumping the tv why not just get a HDTV and hook the pc up that way just switch from HDMI back to the regular channel source

It will all be on one screen just have to do the input switching but it beats installing a card that would kinda be a waste of money if you think about it

in the end you would be loosing money the card is a average 79.99 to 100.00 us dollars then you would need to run a coax cable to the card

and if you already own a HDTV then you would just have to provide the SV cable or go HDMI

I basicly went dual screen but when i watch downloaded movies i switch to the tv and it is the same thing as having a tv tuner installed

By the way try Jtv there is always someone streaming the latest shows news and ppv events

also knowing what Vidcard you are useing would greatly help to even see if it can do HDMI or SV
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12 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Right,my comp came with a separate TV card (haupauge essentially a tv tuner which has it's own tv cable attached). Basically I plugged a 3-way splitter into the tv cable. one goes to my regular tv, one to my router and one goes to the tv card. That way I can watch/record my regular cable program through Windows media center
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Only disadvantage: the recordings are in .wtv format (under Vista it was .dvms or so)
So you'd need TMPGEnc to cut out commercials but others than that it works just like a programmable VCR
But to be honest, I rarely watch TV anymore.Too much cr*p, too many reruns and WAY to many commercials.

-DG


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12 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@sledgedg it only makes sense if you don't watch tv as much I rarely watch tv my wife watches more then me hence im always working and realy don't care for soaps and regular weekly progaming i mostly get my watching through streams and pretty much get all the useless crap out of my way

Im a sports junkie so most of the time im catching up on missed games and ppvs not so much watching standard shows don't get me wrong i like csi ncis all kinds of cop shows but most of the time im on the go and can't really be comfortable for hours on end staring at a screen hahaha unless im gaming or into a real good movie download
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