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Windows 7: How to best watch TV from PC?

3 Weeks Ago   #1

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How to best watch TV from PC?


Usually I buy tv series that I like to watch and don't get any tv reception. But sometimes there are series or seasons of series that don't seem to be available on DVD. Often though it seems you can watch them on something like Amazon Prime maybe? Some computer based methods anyway... I've tried watching tv from the computer, but the method I'm trying has a very crappy picture. On the computer screen it looks great but on the tv is sucks. I'm using a Sabrent pc to tv converter box much like the one here:

Sabrent USB 2.0 to VGA/DVI/HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors

Not having a smart tv I need something that can run through an RCA cable to a switch box, then from there it goes through a VCR and out of the VCR via coax to a little amp box then splits from there to the tv in the living room and the tv in the kitchen. Old and lame as that method is it still provides good clear picture quality so I know those type cables can do the job and that's how I'd like to do it from the computer so I can use the switch boxes to go from the DVD players, or my video camera, or the PC. So can anyone suggest a good way to get the PC signal using RCA cables to the switch box? The audio can run separately from the video...that's how it's going now from the PC through a switch box to a receiver and it does okay, though there is some low hum involved with that.

Thank you for any suggestions on this!


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3 Weeks Ago   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nopeda View Post
... So can anyone suggest a good way to get the PC signal using RCA cables to the switch box?...
I have a 10-year old PC and it does not have a RCA-style video out. I don't know of any that do. However, most tv's have a PC video input (similar to the one you connect your PC monitor). Check the back of your tv for one.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

I noticed that the Sabrent accepts a VGA signal. I wonder what would happen if he changes the PC resolution to VGA.
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