Wednesday, July 1, 2009

How To Watch Television Through Your PC or Laptop

In order to watch television through your pc, you have 2 options, PCTV hardware or satellite tv software. Although both of them will enable your desktop or laptop computer to stream live tv channels, they vary in terms of costs, number of channels offered as well as portability.

So what is a PCTV device? It is a piece of hardware that comes in the form of PCI/PCI Express cards that is to be installed onto the motherboard of desktop computers. It can also come as an external gadget in the form of USB device. In order to watch television through your pc or laptop with it, you will need a broadband wired connection.

How about satellite tv software? Well, it is a piece of software that has the feature to stream live channels using broadband internet.

So how is it different from using PCTV device to watch television through your pc? Firstly, no additional hardware is needed. That means no need to install any card into the PC and no additional USB device to be plugged into you laptop. Secondly, a typical PCTV device will give you access to hundreds of television channels, but with satellite tv software, you can choose from thousands of channels worldwide in different languages. Thirdly, a good software will cost no more than $50 compared to a PCTV device which will set you back by at least a hundred dollars. Lastly, with the software, you are not restricted to using wired internet connection. It works fine with wireless connections and thus you can enjoy live cable channels anywhere in the world.

Both software and hardware solution have one major advantage over conventional cable television packages, you will only pay a one-time fee. Yes, a one time fee. You only pay for the purchase of software/hardware and can watch television through your pc for as long as you like, free of charge.

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