Free Satellite TV
With free satellite TV, gone are the days that satellite television can be accessed only through dish network system subscriptions. During those times, we do not mind the amount of money we shell out regularly for subscription fees because we were so overwhelmed by the service--- how satellite TV enabled out instant access to hundreds and hundreds of television stations. But at present, do you know that we can already actually access free satellite TV through the personal computers we have at home?
Yes, you heard it right. Free satellite TV is now very possible through our PC. What happens is that, there is this certain kind of hardware now that is attached to the computer. This is in a way similar to the electronic chip that comes with the satellite receivers we have at home. This new hardware is dubbed as PCTV, obviously, a term coined from "Personal Computer" and "Television". Actually there a couple of PCTV card types that are available in the market today. There is an internal PCTV card that is attached in the central processing unit of the computer. On the other hand, there is also an external version of the PCTV card that is connected to the computer unit through a USB port.
The means of giving access for free satellite TV to consumers vary too. There are free satellite systems that utilize some parts of the TV to attract satellite signals. The satellite signals that would be attracted would eventually enable the unit to access free satellite TV. The internal type of PCTV card, on the other hand can simultaneously enable free satellite TV and at the same time, run computer programs. These PCTV cards can also enable the user to access the internet, broad band at that. This service is similar to dish network phone systems where operational requests are coursed through a telephone but the internet connection or other data are received through a satellite dish.
The minimum internal processor that is required in order to have free satellite television in a personal computer is a Pentium version 4 or higher. The required operating system on the other hand, is at least MS Windows 98 or higher. It is also recommended that the personal computer be equipped with the hardware needed to maximize the function of the free satellite TV. Examples of these are spare USB ports, a CD-rom drive and a high-powered sound card and video card. In terms of software, Media players such as Apple quick time, Rhapsody, Real Time or the very common Windows Media Player can also compliment with our need for a good reception of the free satellite TV.
There are also a few installation options available in order to have free Satellite TV. We can opt to have our computer be connected a Satellite dish of sort through a series of cables. We can also connect the computer directly to a satellite box, if we want to. In terms of function, it is also possible to use your internet, radio and free satellite TV simultaneously. How’s that for multitasking?