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My step-daughter has a new job as presenter for an international TV station. It's easy to watch it live (streamed) on the web, but it's not available on cable.

How can we watch this on our TV? XBox might work, but seems like an expensive solution. Any relatively simple wireless networking solution? (Computers are not close to TV, although one is about 20 feet away in another room.)

I have a relatively new (June 04) Dell running Windows XP.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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You need to purchase A PCI TV Card,,,, here is a few links on what they look like:

http://www.microsoft...tunercards.mspx

http://www.newegg.co...Go.x=13&Go.y=32

http://www.tigerdire...1&sku=M501-1012
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Thanks, but according to the Microsoft link, "a TV tuner card is needed to capture the television signal from a cable, satellite, or antenna source."

What I need to do is the other way around...take the streaming video from the web and send it to the television set (not the computer monitor).

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AHHHHHHH Ok Misunderstood you. Well thats even easier then.... All you need is a video card that has an S-Video output (Just about any NVIDIA). But your TV has to have a S-Video Input. (The picture clarity with S-Video output isn't as good as it is on the monitor though. For that you will have to get a Video Card that has a DVI Output (Again just about any top of the Line NVIDIA) and also a TV with a DVI Input.

Here is what a S-Video Video card / DVI Card looks like:
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http://www.pricegrab... pci card/skd=1
The price on that card is Pretty High, so dont buy from them. Just do a Google search for "PCI S-Video / DVI Card" and do some smart shoppin.

Here is what a S-Video Input and DVI Input on a TV Looke LIke:
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http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1110265591771

A DVI Splitter For More than One TV (If Needed):

http://www.plasmadep...-switcher4.html

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 04 December 2005 - 08:49 PM.

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Many thanks for all that specific info.

Two questions:

On the website, the video is just a relatively small part of the screen (and not in a window that can be enlarged). If I use this solution, will the TV show me just this video (expanded to "full-screen" on the TV), or exactly what's on the computer monitor (with video on a relatively small part)?

Also, is there a wireless solution? Computer and TV in different rooms, about 20 feet apart, my wife HATES wires and cables...

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the display on the tv...will be exactly what's on your computer monitor...you can also find tv out cards with a coax output...though...they aren't as easy to find....there are wireless sollutions...but the ones i remember seeing weren't cheap...and they were more for connecting to projectors....you can also gat an svideo to composite converter...and you can get pretty long svideo cables..
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http://www.tigerdire...2088&CatId=1430

check that out
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thanks dsenette, beat me to it :tazz:
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