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8-step guide to watching TV on your PC and mobile

Entertainment today... and everywhere

What better way to relax than to curl up in front of a good TV show? PC Advisor explains how you can get your daily fix on your PC, wherever your travels might take you.

Motorola MobileTV DH02

Set for a UK launch this autumn, the MobileTV is a mobile internet access and entertainment device. Some of the entertainment will be provided by mobile network operators in an interactive format, which sounds intriguing.

Navigating the Motorola MobileTV's menus will be a hands-on affair. You'll be able to use your fingers to click, drag and scroll through menu icons to reach mobile TV content. Television and video content will be shown at 25 frames per second on the device's 4.3in display.

Nokia N96

We've had a play with the Nokia N96 (reviewed here), and feel it's an excellent phone and a great successor to the Nokia N95. The reason we cover it here is that its key feature is digital TV.

The screen is nowhere near as large as that of the Motorola MobileTV – the Nokia N96 has a 2.8in screen – but it's comparable to the Apple iPhone's display and, side by side, is a tad lighter, although chunkier. It will also be able to record video footage on its 16GB hard drive, which can be supplemented with an SD memory card.

The Nokia N96 makes use of the newly agreed DVB-H digital TV standard. This is set to become the European standard for mobile digital TV and means you can finally tune in to what you want, when you want, on the move. Hurrah!

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