Watching Satellite TV on PC

By: David Johnson
Why would someone want to watch satellite tv using a the dish? Installing the satellite TV set up (antenna, receiving box etc) may be a tedious job especially for those who have very little technical knowledge. Installation process involves erecting satellite dish (outdoor at suitable place and right direction), fitting LNB (Low-Noise Block) converter on the dish and installing the decoder or receiver. If you think that this satellite TV installation process is lengthy and laborious, there is good news for you. You can enjoy the satellite TV entertainment even without going through this complex installation process. Before trying to watch satellite tv on your PC, you must understand the hardware and other requirements needed for your PC.

PC TV Card: PC TV Card is used for receiving and interpreting the satellite TV signals. If you have this card, you can use your monitor as TV screen and your computer can turn into a functioning piece of satellite TV hardware.

PC TV Card can be installed (internally) on the PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) attaches PCTV card and other peripheral devices to your computer’s motherboard. If you want to use an external TV card, you can attach external PC TV cards to the PC through an unused USB port. An internet connection must be established in both instances. If you do not have USB port, you will have to buy an adapter. Internet Connection: A broadband connection that has speed of at least 512KB to assure high connection speed is generally recommended, the smoother and faster the transmission then the clear quality reception you'll experience.

Computer Configuration: Computers with at least 128 MB RAM speed and at least a Pentium III CPU are preffered for watching satellite TV on your PC.

Computer Peripherals (optional): You'll be able to instantly improve your satellite TV viewing experience by using some optional computer peripherals. Some of these optional components include installing sound card as well as a high-grade graphics card. Installing a theater system or a sub-woofer will enrich the audio and add to your enjoyment as well.

With the help of advanced technology, you can use software for getting access to satellite TV easily on your computer. You'll be able to avoid any kind of messy installation process, which is a plus. Though the concept of watching satellite TV your computer without having to install a dish is new, it surely provides you the entertainment at considerably discounted price.

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