How to Watch Satellite TV on Computer for Free?

By: Davion W

Technology has progressed to the stage where we can watch satellite TV on computer or PC. Our computers can be enabled not only to watch TV but also to listen to radio stations as well. In order to have a PC satellite TV working, one must install a special hardware on the computer. This is known as a PC or computer TV card, in short PCTV card. There are two types available in the market for sale. One requires you to actually install it within your PC while the other can be simply plugged into the USB port of the PC. There is another option to watch satellite TV on computer which removes the hassle of equipment installation which would be revealed at the end of the article.

The PCTV card uses your computer infrastructure to decode the satellite TV signals so that you can start to watch satellite TV on computer. The satellite TV signals are essentially termed as Free-To-Air or FTA TV signals. Satellite TV stations broadcast their TV programs via FTA which are unencrypted for public viewing. By decoding these signals, you can then watch satellite TV on computer for free to your hearts' content. If you prefer to multi-task and watch your program while surfing the net simultaneously, you can purchase a PCTV card with built-in processor that allows a separate windows so that you can have the best of both worlds. These cards also have functions to receive radio programs and allow you to receive broadband internet connection as well.

However, in order to watch satellite TV on computer, please take note of the PC hardware and OS requirements and compatibility of these cards with your PC. It is preferred that your PC is using a minimum Pentium II 333 MHz processor and your OS should ideally be either Windows ME, 98, 2000 or XP. Other peripherals that can enhance your viewing experience are a good sound card, video graphics card, speakers and PC theatre system.

The pleasant surprise you would soon get when you watch satellite TV on computer is the enormous selection of station programs. Over 3000 satellite TV stations are available for you from sports, childrens' program, movies, news, music videos and much more. These channels are broadcast from satellite TV channels from different corners of the world and you can also find programs in major foreign languages. One thing you have to be watchful is that your family members do not fight over the TV programs as we would expect kids to be clamouring to get in the act quite readily.

Technology would not stop where it is today. The future of PC satellite TV is likely to become brighter as more capabilities and functions are added. The number of available programs is expected to grow as well. More and more people would start to watch satellite TV on computer and they probably would also be spreading the word among their friends and relatives.

There is still time for you to find out more about how you can watch satellite TV on computer for free through my TV blog. Join those who are already enjoying their favourite PC satellite TV programs today.

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