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Offline Auggie

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TV tuners for PC
« on: March 18, 2010, 05:59:14 am »
Does anyone know if HD pc tv tuners get satellite channels even if you don't have a satellite service?
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 07:49:21 am »
I doubt it they work the same as conventional receivers but just make the PC do all the work as they are juast a tuning box with relevant circuitry
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 05:10:54 am »
Does anyone know if HD pc tv tuners get satellite channels even if you don't have a satellite service?

I think you'll need to illegally decode/decrypt the satellite signals if you're not paying for the service.
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 09:07:50 am »
Does anyone know if HD pc tv tuners get satellite channels even if you don't have a satellite service?

I think you'll need to illegally decode/decrypt the satellite signals if you're not paying for the service.
Why would you need to do that?

You can get HD for free legally.
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 03:29:26 pm »
Does anyone know if HD pc tv tuners get satellite channels even if you don't have a satellite service?

I think you'll need to illegally decode/decrypt the satellite signals if you're not paying for the service.
Why would you need to do that?

You can get HD for free legally.

He's asking about satellite, not terrestrial broadcast.
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 10:50:20 pm »
You can get satellite TV for free legally. Maplin sell kits.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=218642&C=SO&U=strat15
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 10:53:04 pm »
maybe he is refering to the channels you have to pay for ?
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2010, 01:13:17 am »
You can get satellite TV for free legally. Maplin sell kits.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=218642&C=SO&U=strat15

Cool, never seen those before. Looks like what he's looking for.
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2010, 07:17:30 am »
What I am trying to do is watch satellite tv on my laptop. I know I need to get a PC tv tuner but I want to know if I can watch channels received by direct tv for example Discovery channel even if I dont pay for direct tv or have any kind of those services.
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2010, 12:31:47 pm »
I found lots of products using Google.

Obviously, this will only work for free channels, if it's a pay channel, forget about it.

Google for satellite TV tuner PC
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159413
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2010, 11:18:17 am »
What I am trying to do is watch satellite tv on my laptop. I know I need to get a PC tv tuner but I want to know if I can watch channels received by direct tv for example Discovery channel even if I dont pay for direct tv or have any kind of those services.

No. Here are some of the free english channels, and their availability. http://www.lyngsat.com/freetv/United-States.html
 

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Re: TV tuners for PC
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2010, 11:47:11 am »
posted in wrong thread ignore or remove as applicable
« Last Edit: March 21, 2010, 11:49:28 am by Simon »
 


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