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Old 04-02-2015, 08:23 PM   #1
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I was curious is it possible to watch TV on your laptop? If so, how? I've been curious to know how to do it so when I'm out on the road or out and about I've got access to the tv. I've got the avermedia device. I tried connecting it couldn't get it to work, wasn't sure if I was connecting it right or whether it's a crappy device but it was the only one in store at the time when I purchased it.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:43 AM   #2
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What program are you using to watch tv with?
try windows Media center.
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BikerEcho is right, from the Avermedia website:

AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Volar HX , the best-selling USB dongle, has been certified Windows 7 Media Center Additional Qualification and also releases the in-box driver to be able to atomatically run under Windows 7 Media Center platform.

If you are already using Media Center, what problems are you having? Just saying you couldn't get it to work isn't very descriptive.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: how to watch TV on your laptop??

in the uk we just use this

TVCatchup - Never Miss A Show Again

or youtube

or netflix

etc
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Old 04-04-2015, 12:43 AM   #5
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BikerEcho - this is the first time I'm doing this so I haven't used a program just yet

well I installed the AverMedia software that came with the device. for some reason nothing was happening every time I opened the software and tried to connect. As for the windows media center, after posting this post I found out about it through YouTube. Windows media center isn't working either. The setup claims its not able to install something about unable to download channels and during the installation it says I need to install "Play Ready" in Windows Media Center "Task" settings but when I do try to install the "Play Ready" it gives me an error message
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There are web site broadcasting TV Channels for people like you.
OR
Buy a TV card which is match to your laptop and connect
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TV card? What's the difference between a TV card and TV usb? I've already got 2 TV usb's and ones of them is pictured

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A TV USB stick/card do the same thing, they just plug into something different, don't worry about it
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Personally, I just soak up all of my stuff online. I have never managed to miss a single episode of my favorite shows. Some of my methods are less than legal though.
Still, you can find a lot of episodes on legit sites like Youtube, Hulu, ect for free. I had a Hulu Plus account once, but didnt find it too much different from the free so I stopped paying for it.
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