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TV programmes to my computer?

by timmylish / July 4, 2011 9:49 AM PDT

Living here on Tenerife (a Spanish Island off the coast of N. Africa) I need to use a VPN system to watch TV from the UK. So what addition to my computer do I need to have installed and will it work?
I have an i2500k with its matched Asus M/b, plenty of space on my ZHDD. I also have an HD 2750 video card and all the necessary hardware. I also hace Windows 7 Ultimate.
I have seen on various sites cards which enable local tv to work without the necessity of an ariel etc. Would such a piece of Hardware help me in being able to d/l programmes from the UK thru' the VPN?
Any help is, as always, much appreciated.

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Re: VPN
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 4, 2011 6:54 PM PDT

A VPN is a 'virtual private network'. All you need: (1) a broadband Internet connection (ADSL or cable), (2) the right software to connect to your VPN provider, (3) information on the settings to enter in the software so it can connect.

Kees

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TV programmes
by timmylish / July 4, 2011 9:14 PM PDT
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Kees.
Thanks for taking the trouble to answer but you have not understood the question which I put.
How do I copy the above onto my computer whilst using the VPN?

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Re: TV
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 4, 2011 10:00 PM PDT
In reply to: TV programmes

I reread your first post. It started with "watch TV". Then, indeed, about "download", which usually means "copy".

There are several technologies to stream video. Say, flash and quicktime and real and silverlight. How to capture (that's the right term here) that might be different for each technology used.

Kees

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