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Connect to TV Tuner on PC with a laptop


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#1 hellojoey

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:05 PM

hi, im new to the forum

not much of the hardware type, do a lot of html/css website design and flash animation but i got an idea, it might be dumb, im not sure

what id like to do is set up my dell laptop so that i can watch tv over my wifi network. My deskptop has a built in tv tuner and is hooked into my cable box (so i can watch tv on my desktop). Is there someway i could send that picture to my laptop and watch my tv over my laptop?

thank you for any help :huh:

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:42 PM

If you wish to send recorded TV shows to your laptop, you can configure Media Center to do this. Or, you can use a program like TVersity. Sending live TV would be more difficult. For the best results and smoother playback, you should not be utilizing your WiFi network while watching the shows.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:26 AM

I would suspect that you could use a remote control program (such as pcAnywhere, LogMeIn.com, or maybe even VNC) to view and manipulate the desktop remotely (and view it).

As DJBPace07 has stated, the lag may make this a real pain.

As I recall, I've seen USB TV Tuners available at the larger electronic retailers - but they'll require that you plug the cable into the TV Tuner (so it won't be wireless).
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