In spite of skyrocketing popularity of Internet, popularity of TV shows are also rising rapidly. And this is quite understandable. TV and Internet are two different types of media. Internet demands more attention, you need to look for things in net. But TV is totally different, you just tune to your favorite channel and sit back to enjoy.
It is more like a cruise where you are led through the wide open sea of mind boggling entertainment. To some entertainment may mean sports from all over the world or for some it may be hot movies and yet for some others it’s all about the latest in shopping and fashion.
These two prime highways of entertainment are Kings in their own domains. But technological advancement has now made watching TV on your PC possible. There are number of ways you can utilize your PC like a TV on steroids. When you use your PC like a TV everything is digital and you can easily record the shows for watching at leisure. Or simply record the music part from a musical to enjoy at later time.
Primarily to multipurpose your PC as a TV you have two options.
Hardware Based: -where you put an Adapter PCB or Card inside your PC’s CPU cabinet and connect TV cable to your PC –at the socket made available by the adapter PCB.
Software Based: - Here you load a software on your PC and the software allows you to access thousands of TV channels from all over the world through Internet.
Out of this two solutions software based solution has a couple of advantages. Firstly being totally software based messing up inside your PC is not required. No extra cable, so, no clutter. Plus even a technically challenged person can install and use the software based solution with ease.
Plus with most software solutions you don’t need to pay a monthly Cable charge which could be as high as $20 per month. Instead you need to purchase the software with one time fee of around $50.
And best part is you can watch your favorite programs from any where in the world where net connection is available.
But one word of caution: Don’t go for any software solution that you come across first. Study the software features before investing. Things like modem speed required, supported Windows version and required PC configurations are things you must pay attention to.
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