How Does Satellite Direct TV Work?
Wondering how Satellite Direct TV works?
Without getting overly technical, there are essentially two ways of getting satellite television streamed to your computer – a “traditional” PCTV Card/satellite dish set-up or Satellite TV for PC software.
1. PCTV Cards
A PCTV card is a hardware device that gives your PC (or Mac) the ability to operate like a television, letting you watch TV programs on your computer while it runs other applications at the same time. With a PCTV card installed, your PC becomes capable of processing TV signals. However, you still require a satellite dish and receiver in order to receive the signal and send it to your computer. In other words, if you don’t have dish, a PCTV card won’t get you satellite television.
2. Satellite TV for PC Software
Satellite TV for PC software like that offered by SatelliteDirect.tv works very differently than the traditional satellite dish/PCTV card set-up. Instead of you receiving and decoding satellite signals at your location, the signals are received and decoded at Satellite Direct’s end and then streamed live to your computer. If you think about it, it’s kind of like your cable TV company. With cable TV, all of the channels that you watch are received by your cable TV company via satellite and then “streamed” into your home via the cable that runs to your TV. Satellite Direct TV works much the same way but it includes 3500 channels and is delivered to your PC via the internet.
There’s no need for a satellite dish or any special hardware. The only thing required is the software that enables your computer to connect to the service and a broadband cable connection.
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