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How PC Satellite TV Services Work

PC Satellite TV OptionsYou might think from the term itself that this is somehow related to watching Satellite TV on a Windows PC and that a company like DirectTV is behind it all. But that’s not the case, no paid TV network is involved in any way, shape, or form.

These services are still relatively new but have been in existence for several years now. There are top brands out there and not very many good brands and that’s one of the major things you need to take into consideration.

Services like Satellite Direct, Stream Direct, Direct PCTV and others developed there own proprietary software that streamlines and organizes the delivery of thousands of worldwide channels to any Windows PC or Mac computer.

The software used isn’t a ‘standalone’ application. Meaning that it must rely on free media players and plugins such as Windows Media Player, Adobe Flash Player and Real Player in order to play channels on your computer. They also have special codecs in them that are needed to play different types of video and audio media files.

These services all seem to mirror one another and only a few of the top brands have separated themselves from the others. Something else that’s important to know is none of these online services own any of the free channels and other types of media delivered to you.

So what’s the point of it all and why use one of these applications when you can find your own programs to watch online? First understand there are free and paid PC Satellite TV products and they come with different names. But all of them perform basically the same way when delivering tons of free channels to you instantly.

The concept was to come up with a better way that allowed you to save time and effort searching for free programs to watch TV Online, and at the same eliminate having to go from one site to another to watch a certain type of content such as sports or sitcoms or movies.

Since no one website carries all channels and videos, using Internet TV software helps bring everything together, more or less, so that you can watch everything from one location.

These services use technology to scrap free content from the Internet that goes into a database and automatically update channels and other media inside the user’s TV player. The player organizes the channels in alphabetic order and places them in their respective countries.

What also helps users is saving channels to favorites. No longer is it required to search and find channels over the web to save on your computer and them view later. Instead, you stay within the player and can personalize it by adding your own favorite content to watch. Some of these players let you record the programs you are watching and update them as well.

There are other features such as play/pause, full screen, channel rating, etc., depending on which service you decide to go with. There are free and pay-to-download services available on the Internet but there’s a major difference to consider.

Free Satellite TV for PC services (or whatever name applies) often don’t provide as many perks. Don’t confuse this with sites like Hulu.com. Those media websites are not part of this group.

Providers own the content and stream channels and videos cross the Internet. They can also elect not to stream them any longer or make them available only at certain times intervals. Often at times, they create adverts that popup when watching a show but you can close the ads or wait until 20-30 seconds or so until the ad finishes. This is how providers make money from their free content.

When inside the player, you can point and click to a particular country to find live and on-demand channels to watch or elect to listen to radio. Other types of content include sports, videos, TV shows, sitcoms, episodes, news, and the list goes on.

Downloading software can help create an extra television for the house when using a desktop, or laptop to create a TV traveling companion. It’s easy enough that even the newest or newbies can do it. Once more, this is by far the easiest, fastest, and cheapest way to watch television over the web.

There’s no installing hardware, wiring to do and most rewarding of all is there are no subscription fees to pay. To say that this technology can replace Satellite and Cable is ludicrous to think so, but having the next best thing isn’t far from the truth.

The requirements needed to make this work is a computer with a broadband connection (Cable or DSL). As a reminder, higher the speed connection the greater the quality of the picture and performance overall.

How to Beat Cable TV High Cost

Watch TV Online ImageIt’s impossible to not hear about many cable TV subscribers complaining about the high cost, lousy service, or some complaint. You, on the other hand, may still be with your cable provider but may be afraid to go Internet TV. This is because you may be afraid what may be on the other side. And rightly so, many cable subscribers feel the same way.

Many of them claim they will gladly give up cable TV if they could watch the same sports. Some have gone even further when saying they won’t be able to watch favorite TV shows, and so on. But that’s further from the truth. Anyone from the US and other countries can watch many of their favorites online.

Add Netflix, Hulu and/or Amazon Prime and most of your on-demand TV shows/episodes and movies are taken care of, without costing a bundle. For live sporting events, there are some low-cost, 3rd party sites to consider. However, there’s a bit of gray area when dealing with those site — but many still do.

Unless your budget isn’t tight, you can sign up to those sports pass websites to watch live NBA, NFL or other games.

To get OTA TV channels from your local area, depending on what country you live in, a good indoor HDTV antenna can do the trick. Yup… You can watch all your local channels from TV stations in your area. And once you connect the HDTV antenna to the TV, you’ll notice immediately how sharp the picture quality is.

Not only can the TV viewer’s budget shrink when cutting the cord, but watching TV Online from ones local area without cable or satellite is something many thought they couldn’t do.

To make things easier, if trying to convert over to Internet TV, there is a free ebook called, “The Ultimate Guide To Watching TV Online, Using What You Already Have.” This resourceful and comprehensive guide covers a lot of territory, in regards to building your own web TV entertainment system.

The reader will learn about using a computer, which is considered the best device to use for watching Internet TV online. Why a computer? The guide explains it quite easily.

Unlike Internet-connected streaming media devices and game consoles that come with a limited number of apps, you’re restricted to those apps that connect to Live TV/VOD websites. Those devices cannot download any TV/VOD software or TV toolbar and for the most part don’t come with a web browser.

Unless you have a smart TV with web browser, you are pretty limited. You don’t have the ability to surf the web and visit any TV/VOD websites, let alone 3rd party sites with streaming content that may interest you. Moreover, a computer can be used as traveling companion and connect to any television.

When connecting a computer to TV, one must use a compatible audio/video cable such as HDMI cable. This cable is the most popular and many newer computers and TVs have HDMI ports. By far, this is the easiest connection to make. You simply connect the HDMI cable to both ends of the TV and computer.

Use your TV remote control and hit ‘Input’ (or something similar) to get the menu Input Options to appear on the television screen. Next, select the HDMI port the computer is connected. Once this is done, anything that appears on the computer (preferably laptop) will be seen on the television screen.

Now visit any TV/VOD website from the internet-connected computer to watch a movie, live sporting event, news broadcast, or TV show, on your big screen. Both computer screen and TV screen will show whatever is playing.

The whole point the free guide points to is using what you already have to save money. The information inside including many TV/VOD resources provided will help create a robust web TV/VOD system. The point again is to save cost when dropping cable or satellite or downsizing ones subscription plan.

This setup can be used with any TV in the household via computer or mini-computer… so if you want to keep  cable or satellite, the second TV can be setup for Internet TV.

To download the FREE ebook… The Ultimate Guide To Watch TV Online, Using What You Already Have… Use this URL… http://watchingtvonline.org/