TV on my laptop?

  nicgrant 09:17 01 Oct 06

Has anyone any experience of running TV on a laptop? Before I buy a small LCD TV, I was wondering if the cards you can buy are OK. Ideally I would like freeview as well.

  Diodorus Siculus 09:27 01 Oct 06

click here - one of these will do well for Digital but it will need to be used in a region with good freeview reception; preference is for an external aerial.

  ArrGee 09:45 01 Oct 06

Generally, the aerials you get with a card/stick are not much use, unless you have very good reception.

Depending on your budget, you can adopt an alternative.

I have a Sony LocationFree box, linked into my Sky box at home. Using this, I can now watch all of my home services on a laptop or PSP anywhere there is a WiFi connection available. It also allows me to change channels, as if I were sat at home.

Handy when you're stuck in a hotel with rubbish TV!

  Stuartli 09:58 01 Oct 06

If you buy an external analogue + digital USB TV dongle/stick you have the choice of the five main analogue TV stations or also get them via Freeview if/when you can scan in the stations.

If you are travelling around with the laptop you would need to rescan channels for the transmitter covering the particular area.

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