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    Cable TV over the internet

    Hi.

    A while ago I was cruising the internet when I came across a website that offered a subscription service that allowed subscribers to view cable TV channels over their internet connection with streaming media.

    With a decent internet connection, you could watch channels like CNN, Discovery, Fox News, Comedy Central, ESPN ect.

    Unfortionately my computer crashed and I lost the bookmark to the website. I never was able to find it again. Maybe it went under?

    It seems like this could be great for anyone with a wireless internet connection in their car. TV on the road for your passanger.

    Anybody know of the website of which I am speaking?

    Thanks
    Steve

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    or you could get a TV card in your home PC and stream your own for free

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    Try backspace.tv. I stumbled across it a few weeks ago.

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    How does one stream tv from their home computer? I know how to setup a stream server, but how would you change the channels? Is there software that allows the remote control and veiwing of a tv tuner card?


    I'd love to know

    -Steve

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    Yes, there is software and hardware that allows you to change the channels remotely. I don't have the link, but if you go to www.snapstream.com you might find links and usefull info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrBuzzo
    Hi.

    A while ago I was cruising the internet when I came across a website that offered a subscription service that allowed subscribers to view cable TV channels over their internet connection with streaming media.

    With a decent internet connection, you could watch channels like CNN, Discovery, Fox News, Comedy Central, ESPN ect.

    Unfortionately my computer crashed and I lost the bookmark to the website. I never was able to find it again. Maybe it went under?

    It seems like this could be great for anyone with a wireless internet connection in their car. TV on the road for your passanger.

    Anybody know of the website of which I am speaking?

    Thanks
    Steve

    Pointless! First off you need a internet connection full time. When you get out of range by by Tv!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammer
    Pointless! First off you need a internet connection full time. When you get out of range by by Tv!
    Well, if you have a cell phone with unlimited access...

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    yeah and how fast would that need to be?

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    Video quality is decent on SprintPCS connection

    I was testing out my sprint phone with some streams on my home computer. I got a connection at a constant 144-160 kbps and I was able to stream Windows Media and Winamp-tv video from the internet with decent results.

    The streams generally were stable at about 128 kbps. 24fps and Qvga resoltion (329X240) looked pretty good. Not broadcast quality, but on a 7 inch screen it would not look bad at all.

    On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being an Iraq reporter on a video phone and 5 being broadcast quality, this would be a 3 or so

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    I have my WinTV card streaming as a RealPlayer stream. I can watch it from my work PC or on my Symbian cell phone, it's a bit small on the phone but the audio is fine, PC stream is great.

    Can't change channels though, yet. Looking into that.

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