Saturday, November 29, 2008

Connect a TV signal to your computer

If your computer has no TV tuner, an optional analog or digital TV tuner is required to play and record TV in Windows Media Center.
Windows Media Center lets you set up a variety of TV signals. You can watch TV over an antenna, over cable TV, or from a satellite TV provider. The type of TV signal you set up is determined by the type of TV tuner you have installed on your computer and the area in which you live, as well as your cable or satellite provider. (In Windows Media Center, high-definition signals that are transmitted through a cable or satellite set-top box will be converted to standard signals.)
Windows Media Center supports both standard and high-definition TV (HDTV) signals that are broadcast over-the-air to an antenna. The following procedures describe the steps to set up a TV signal for the different types of TV signals and hardware installed on your computer.
You can watch and record a standard TV signal using Windows Media Center if:

  • The Windows Media Center computer has one or more tuners that supports a standard TV signal for your region.

  • You have an antenna connected to the Windows Media Center computer that is capable of receiving a standard TV signal for your region.
You can watch and record high-definition TV using Windows Media Center if:

  • The Windows Media Center computer has tuner hardware that supports a digital TV signal, such as ATSC or DVB-T.

  • You have an antenna connected to the Windows Media Center-compatible tuner that is capable of receiving a high-definition TV signal for your region.

  • You can receive a high-definition TV signal in your area.

  • Your computer has a Digital Cable Tuner device and you subscribe to digital cable in the United States.

1 responses:

Cristina said...

just a question - can i not watch tv on my laptop if i have windows xp sp3...? i live in the caucasus...

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