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Old 12-27-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default TV Tuners and Remote Desktop

Hey all, I'm a student at college and am home for the holidays. I have a question regarding using a TV tuner with remote desktop software. I'd like to install the tuner on my desktop at home, then use any kind of remote desktop software to access it from my laptop at school. I'd mainly be using the software to watch games of my favorite baseball team (don't get their station where I go to school), and to play video games. I built my desktop and it's extremely powerful, though I can't really play anything on my laptop.

I know that this can be done (at least watching TV through remote desktop) because I've seen it, however it was fairly stuttery and not very high quality. Depending on what card I bought and which software I was using, could I achieve what I'm trying to with good quality (and sound), and could I also game with it?
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For best performance you would want to setup a true VPN and tunnel the traffic. You can try using teamviewer and seeing if you can access it that way I have connected to computers in california from where I live and i noticed a little bit of slowness but overall it wasnt that bad.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:29 AM   #3
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Hm, ok. Obviously I'd like to make sure it works well before I buy a TV tuner. I'll probably wait until I get my lappy back from the shop, then use a few different pieces of software and see which works best, then try playing some games through it before I buy a tuner.

On that note, which tuners would you recommend under $50 or so?
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i havent had much luck with remote viewing of tv shows
but that could just be me
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:57 PM   #5
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i havent had much luck with remote viewing of tv shows
but that could just be me
Do you think that it could be attributed to a cheaper TV tuner card or software that isn't as good?
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:54 PM   #6
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you can try this https://secure.logmein.com/UK/

im not to sure if the video will be watchable theo using a remote desktop ??
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:27 PM   #7
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Hm...odd that there are mixed opinions. Some believe the quality would be good, some don't.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:04 PM   #8
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Anybody else have opinions? I'm going to stick by my plan of playing games through remote desktop, and then buying a tuner if that works, but I'd like some other opinions in the meantime.
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I can't imagine remote desktop being fast enough to watch video or play games. That really isn't what remote desktop was designed for.
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Do you have any experience using a remote desktop, either for video/games or regular use?
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