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Offline billyfridge

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TV on PC
« on: August 15, 2008, 09:13:24 am »
Does anybody know about watching TV channels on your computer?
I have downloaded TVants and sopcast, but without much success :-[
and if successful, what do you need to transfer from PC to normal TV??
« Last Edit: August 15, 2008, 09:16:36 am by billyfridge »

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Re: TV on PC
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 09:43:15 am »
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So for about £15 from Dev Depot(will pass on web address) sounds reasonable. Have one pc already with card, but this sounds pretty good.
Reliable source and may try this.
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Re: TV on PC
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 01:52:16 pm »
Erm...

Just get a TV card, stick it in your computer and then stick the ariel in it. You get full freeview then and can record T.V shows and in many cases watch others at the same time. But read about on reviews of them.
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Re: TV on PC
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 11:46:32 pm »
Erm...

Just get a TV card, stick it in your computer and then stick the ariel in it. You get full freeview then and can record T.V shows and in many cases watch others at the same time. But read about on reviews of them.

Thanx Quantum  ;D  I didn't know there were such cards, so it's pretty much like a freeview box?
It's the Pemiership football games I'm after, I've got Setanta with my Virgin Media bundle, but I can't afford Skye as well.
I checked out the two main  PC to TV programs, 'TVAnts, and Sopcast' even some software that has to be paid for, they offer 1,000's of channels, but not the one's i'm looking for.

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Re: TV on PC
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2008, 12:55:13 am »
Yeah, it's just like a freeview box, I've never personally set one up, but a friend has and got it working really nicely. I'm looking at getting one in the next couple of months though.

But here's an example of where you can get them: http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sort=pricelow&store=2&cat=216&limit=10&page=1

Just make sure you grab a review of them first!
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Re: TV on PC
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2008, 04:33:21 am »
Sorry Quantum, I must have given you the wrong impression ::) I have got three working freeview boxes. It's the free football channels I'm after. for instance, I just watched the Manchester United---Newcastle match on my PC. This was broadcast on Skye sports one, a pay per view channel, it didn't cost me a penny, BUT, the graphics were not good.

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2008, 06:12:32 pm »
Sorry Quantum, I must have given you the wrong impression ::) I have got three working freeview boxes. It's the free football channels I'm after. for instance, I just watched the Manchester United---Newcastle match on my PC. This was broadcast on Skye sports one, a pay per view channel, it didn't cost me a penny, BUT, the graphics were not good.

I don't know sorry, the legality of any such solution there will be legally tenuous, the best you can do is find somewhere that streams it over the internet (the quality will always be poor or the internet would start melting) or tune a satellite in to a foreign television channel.
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Re: TV on PC
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008, 06:25:44 pm »
Sorry Quantum, I must have given you the wrong impression ::) I have got three working freeview boxes. It's the free football channels I'm after. for instance, I just watched the Manchester United---Newcastle match on my PC. This was broadcast on Skye sports one, a pay per view channel, it didn't cost me a penny, BUT, the graphics were not good.

I don't know sorry, the legality of any such solution there will be legally tenuous, the best you can do is find somewhere that streams it over the internet (the quality will always be poor or the internet would start melting) or tune a satellite in to a foreign television channel.

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008, 05:24:33 am »
 ;D Billy as I mentioned before I have one PC runnig a card with usual supplied plug in ariel. I find quite the opposite regarding quality. With the portable ariel you have to move this around just as any indoor one. Depending where you are in the house picture quality can be reasonable to downright crap.
On the other hand streaming internet international tv to pc is excellent. Just installed software from Dishnet £27 (my card was nearly £50). Can get hundreds of tv channels from around the globe and most are of excellent quality,Brazil/italy/usa/china etc. Admittedly lots of shopping/religious ones,but plenty of movies/wildlife and up to date sports from italy/spain and UK including Setana. You can add channels as you find them,many others to add to your important stuff >:D.
One thing to note is to always right click and run as Administrator when you first open program.Time zones come into play but at our PM time all the stations in north/south america are up and running.
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graphics tend to be poor on any internet program if you dont have a reasonable graphics card and processor.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2008, 05:57:31 am by texasboy »

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Re: TV on PC
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2008, 10:41:05 pm »
graphics tend to be poor on any internet program if you dont have a reasonable graphics card and processor.

Not really related, you need a decent processor to run high bit rate programs, but that's it, the quality looks the same no matter what processor your running it on.
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