Further to my Post 3 days ago (TV on PC) and thanks to smarteyeball
for their help: -
I was asking for advice in fitting a Hauppage Win TV Nova-T TD-500 TV card and using TV on my 'puter.
THE EXPERIENCE: fitting the card & installing software was OK, until I found that I could not receive channels. To cut short a long and expletive-ridden story,
eventually I found that the best way was to fit the card, install Win TV, but use Windows Media Centre to set up the channels. Also, the Haupauge Remote does not work well with Media Centre, so I have ordered a dedicated MCE one from Amazon. MCE also required updating. I think the problem lies with Hauppage's version of Windows 7 drivers, which I had to download from the Hauppage site. Basically, they do not work, so I used MCE's own from Microsoft.
Works like a dream now and I love the Internet TV as well as Freeview and Radio.
So, for anyone following the same path, I would recommend MCE to set up TV on your PC. (As opposed to simply streaming to & from a TV.)