View Full Version : Want TV on my PC

24-10-2008, 02:23 PM

Just been reading http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=94293

I would like to try geting TV on my New PC

I Tried searching forum for how to "Split Sat TV Signal" but no luck ( at least for me)

I live in the "BackBlocks" so Normal TV areil do'nt work.

We do have Sky Sat TV.

So will need to

1) Split Feed from Dish ( Dick Smith have anything simple?) How to do it ?

2) TV Card - I have an old PCI from DSE Purchased in 1999 so think I will need another

3) Viewing software as talked about in above link.

PC is
2.66 Quad Core
4 Gig Mem
Readon 4870 Card
2 X 320 dicks in Raid0

Thanks.... May be a good Long weekend project !

24-10-2008, 02:24 PM
Are you talking about Freeview here? Cause you won't find a Sky decoder for your PC. ;)

24-10-2008, 02:27 PM
Yes sorry, Freeview.

We do have Sky Decoder and Dish for out TV in Lounge.

Want TV on my PC in (Computer Room - Spare Bedroom)

24-10-2008, 02:31 PM

Hauppage make great tuners, make sure to get the right type (not one for DVB-T) I'm not so sure on the logistics of splitting the sat signal, should be the same as splitting coax? If you're running it a reasonable distance, you man need an amplifier of some kind.

Heres a few links with some good info.