[jhb_airlines] Re: Digital TV on PC

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 16:47:11 +0100

I hardly ever watch "normal" channels these days because picture quality is
just so much better via Sky. The only time I use them is when two programs
conflict, in which case I record the better choice on Sky and watch the
other on the usual channel.

I'm not sure I follow your thread properly. If the switch over to digital
makes two sets obsolete is this because they aren't capable of receiving
digital data? If so then surely they won't work with a second Sky box

I presume the change over makes the Hauppauge TV cards redundant too?


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 13 October 2005 08:48
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Digital TV on PC

The IOM is to be one of the first areas to be switched from Analogue to
Digital TV.
First thing that strikes me is the high degree of spin being applied to
this changeover. The good news is better picture quality; I already have
access to digital via my satellite dish.
An unmentioned sacrifice, unless there is a radical change, is that the
stereo sound quality will plummet, as the result of the change. Next is the
fact that although I have satellite TV, it's on one set
only. That renders the other two sets obsolete, plus a portable, too. I'll
presumably have to take up the Sky offer of another box, for one of
the two analogue receivers, since I don't fancy having the house spring
a second dish.
The set in my lair, although a present from SWMBO, looks the prime
candidate for the skip. I've just been doing a search on the subject,
looking for a way of using the PC as digital TV receiver. Anyone done this,
already? In particular, I'm just looking at the site for the DVB-T USB
Stick, at

This looks promising, apart from not mentioning XP Home, in the required OS.
Anyone tried this route yet?

Any other ideas welcomed.

Gerry Winskill

Other related posts: