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Windows 7: watch tv without tuner card?


21 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 
watch tv without tuner card?

The title says it all, is this possible? I dont mean record n stuff, I got hypercam for dat. Just watch TV. Or I will settle for on demand. Thx in advance


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21 Jun 2009   #2

windows 7 RTM
 
 

well... you can watch tv on bbc i player, itv.com live t.v on there tvu player i use and there are alot of tv channels on there also.
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21 Jun 2009   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but I have a Dell Ultra-Sharp 2407WP Monitor- which accepts Component Cable input. I have a WinTV-HVR-1250 and I can’t remember the last time I used it. With the component input I can record data from the Digital TV Cable Box into my TV card and save/encode the data as I choose. But if I simply want to watch TV, I can open up a PIP (Picture in Picture) choose my source (through menu option) and do all my viewing that way. In this case I'm using the component signal from the Digital Box piped into my monitor.
The monitor also accepts S-video and Composite input. The newer Monitor accepts HDMI. So yes in my case I can watch TV without a TV card.
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22 Jun 2009   #4

Multi
 
 

Slingbox
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24 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

TunerFreeMCE
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24 Jun 2009   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
TunerFreeMCE
Just looked it up & it sounds quite interesting, downloading 7MC edition now, will comment once ready
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24 Jun 2009   #7

windows 7 RTM
 
 

how does tuner-mce work ??? im installing it now ive installed it how do i get it to work ??? i need some help plzzzzz
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24 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

Install it, allow it to build the cache and start it from 7MC

There isn't much more than that.

Make sure your desktop resolution is the same as the Media Center's resolution.
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24 Jun 2009   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dan7777 View Post
how does tuner-mce work ??? im installing it now ive installed it how do i get it to work ??? i need some help plzzzzz
You'll find it in the 'Extras' library.

Also, anyone that's using it can you try BBC3 (two pints of lager) as it asks to confirm your age but the resolution is so sh1te that it's actually off-screen. Anyone else experiencing this?
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24 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

You have to set your Media Center resolition to the same as it is on the desktop
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