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Watching TV on my laptop without TV...

Hi, i would like to know if it's possible to watch TV on my laptop without any TV... i mean.. just the TV Cable .. is this possible ? If its possible.. can u explain me how and what i need to do that please.. Thank you! :)
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  1. Yes, it is very possible. You will have to be willing to spend some money (as you may have already anticipated) but aside from that its fairly easy. You have two choices for a Laptop:

    1. Buy an internal TV tuner card (fits in an avaliable card slot)

    2. Buy an external TV tuner unit (usually USB, but then again what isn't these days)

    There are a variety of places where you could get either one and every unit will have different features or options (i.e. remote control, additional video inputs, etc). I do not have any knowledge to recommend a particular unit/company when it comes to these things, but perhaps another poster will soon enough. If you buy a TV tuner card, then the software/unit will be able to 'change channels' like a normal TV vs. standard video inputs which will only display a signal coming in.

    Also just to clarify: "just the TV Cable" - I am assuming that by this statement you mean a coax cable (thick black cable, single bare wire coming out the middle at the end and a metal screw-tight end).


    EDIT: here are two examples, one of each kind that you could invest in

    External unit: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=321882

    Internal unit: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=327600

    Good luck!
  2. Hiya,

    I was wondering the same thing but then I came across this American company. You download their software for $29 and then you get 12000 channels for free. These channles are from all round the world.

    I travel alot so it was great for me cause I can get BBC1 in my hotel room from anywhere in the world. The other brilliant thing is that you can get all the latest movies also. All you need is a computer, intetrent connection and there software!!

    I looked at lots of other companies and they were charging much more and you needed other stuff

    I am really please with it.

    Link :- http://paydotcom.com/r/54946/Natalie9632/20749229/
  3. Buy the Power Q PowerHD-100 tv antenna on amazon to watch tv on your laptop.
  4. If you use a Mac there is a way, I used to do this when I didn't have a tv and I used to record shows as well. It is called Eyetv. However, I'm not sure about a PC.
    Here is the link for the company; http://www.elgato.com/

    Good luck
  5. Natalie9632 said:
    Hiya,

    I was wondering the same thing but then I came across this American company. You download their software for $29 and then you get 12000 channels for free. These channles are from all round the world.

    I travel alot so it was great for me cause I can get BBC1 in my hotel room from anywhere in the world. The other brilliant thing is that you can get all the latest movies also. All you need is a computer, intetrent connection and there software!!

    I looked at lots of other companies and they were charging much more and you needed other stuff

    I am really please with it.

    Link :- http://paydotcom.com/r/54946/Natalie9632/20749229/



    Natalie, Would you kindly share the name of the company and perhaps a link?
    Than You Jacques. The link with your message is for Pay Dot.
  6. I see a lot of streaming internet channels dont work in all countries.There is a big variety of ones that wont work in canada
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