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Angel_7  Identity Verified
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Jan 5, 2007

Is it possible to watch this with Microsoft Home edition or do I need the Media edition?

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Maria Luisa Duarte  Identity Verified
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TV Connection Jan 5, 2007

You can use several different types of connections to connect your PC running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 to a TV or monitor. Depending on the option you choose, you can connect your Media Center PC to many different types of displays, ranging from an HD-ready plasma screen TV to a standard CRT computer monitor.

Kind Regards

MLD

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/using/setup/cables.mspx


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Angel_7  Identity Verified
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XP Home Jan 6, 2007

Maria Luisa Duarte wrote:

You can use several different types of connections to connect your PC running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 to a TV or monitor. Depending on the option you choose, you can connect your Media Center PC to many different types of displays, ranging from an HD-ready plasma screen TV to a standard CRT computer monitor.

Kind Regards

MLD

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/using/setup/cables.mspx


Is there any way of watching TV with Home edition only? I'm not talking about connecting to my TV, but watching TV from my PC, i.e. using my computer as if it were a TV


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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
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Combo TV Box Jan 6, 2007

Hi Angel,
You can use Combo TV Box to watch TV from your PC. In other words, with addition of the device, the monitor may serve as computer monitor and TV monitor at the same time. I have used it for several years.


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xxxIreneN
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Sure Jan 6, 2007

All you need is a Media Player and it comes with Home edition. Some TV stations require signing in.

For example, try any video on cnn.com for a test - click on any title line with the camera symbol against it.


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Thanks. Jan 6, 2007

Hipyan Nopri wrote:

Hi Angel,
You can use Combo TV Box to watch TV from your PC. In other words, with addition of the device, the monitor may serve as computer monitor and TV monitor at the same time. I have used it for several years.


This sounds exactly what I'm look for.

Thanks.

Sarah


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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
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Internet TV or aerial/cable TV? Jan 6, 2007

The answer to the question depends on whether you want to watch TV which is sent over the Internet or TV which you receive from your aerial antenna/cable provider/satellite etc.

In the first case all you need is software (e.g. Media Player). In the second case, you need a converter (with or without a tuner - it depends on how you get TV signal and what are your needs).

Some of the various devices used for that purpose can be seen here:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1427

It's really hard to recommend something specific with so little information...


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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
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install a TV card Jan 6, 2007

You can get a graphics card with a TV tuner on it - I used to have one called All-in-Wonder Radeon from ATI. It comes with a multimedia software CD which enables you to watch TV (decide on whether you're connecting to cable or to an antenne), teletext, VCD and DVD on your computer. I don't know what the current version is now. Hauppauge also sell seperate TV tuner cards that you can install into the PCI slot of your PC if you don't want to change your current graphics card.

Orla


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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So or Jan 6, 2007

Orla Ryan wrote:

You can get a graphics card with a TV tuner on it - I used to have one called All-in-Wonder Radeon from ATI. It comes with a multimedia software CD which enables you to watch TV (decide on whether you're connecting to cable or to an antenne), teletext, VCD and DVD on your computer. I don't know what the current version is now. Hauppauge also sell seperate TV tuner cards that you can install into the PCI slot of your PC if you don't want to change your current graphics card.

Orla


You need a DVB-T Card for your cable system at home and if you have not, a DVB-S card to connect a Sat dish.

Otherwise, you can see internet TV with programs like Winamp.

Other possibility are peer 2 peer solutions to see a lot for foreign stations.
For that you will need a program like
PPlive, ants.tv, etc.

To start (learn more about) with this P2P solution goes to
www.sopcast.org

but for regular programs in your country, the best solution is a digital card DVB-S with a satellite dish

Windows Home is OK
Media Center has more comfort but you don't need it.



Regards

Fernando

www.lenguatik.com
www.lenguatik.com/blog




[Edited at 2007-01-06 20:51]


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Angel_7  Identity Verified
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PCI slot Jan 6, 2007

Orla Ryan wrote:

You can get a graphics card with a TV tuner on it - I used to have one called All-in-Wonder Radeon from ATI. It comes with a multimedia software CD which enables you to watch TV (decide on whether you're connecting to cable or to an antenne), teletext, VCD and DVD on your computer. I don't know what the current version is now. Hauppauge also sell seperate TV tuner cards that you can install into the PCI slot of your PC if you don't want to change your current graphics card.

Orla


What is the PCI slot?

Sarah


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