In case you are conjuring up images of satellite TV installation on your PC being an extremely complicated job, visualizing yourself entangled amidst wires as well as bogged down by heavy duty technological mumbo jumbo, then it’s time to do a complete ‘reboot’ of your mind and simply imagine simplicity and ease of operations. That is, after all, how Satellite TV installation on your PC is — an absolute breeze.

In fact, other than a USB port on your PC and the ability to connect the lead from the satellite receiver to your computer, you don’t need much else.

More On USB Ports

USB ports are essentially little sockets on your computer, be it a PC or a Laptop, by which a variety of devices can be connected to it. This includes mobile phone data cables/chargers, digital cameras, printers, peripheral devices such as your mouse or keyboard, external hard drive and so on. In short, just about any USB capable device can be connected to your computer, using the aforementioned ports. This includes your satellite receiver, which you will connect to your computer, through the latter’s USB port.

PC Specifications To Receive Satellite TV

Watching satellite TV on your PC does not demand any heavy-duty configuration of your machine; invariably some basic requirements are sufficient. Additionally, these are functionalities that are already present in most contemporary machines. Nonetheless, to specify these components you need, they are:

— At least Microsoft® Windows® XP OS or higher
— Microsoft® Windows® Media Player 9.0 or later
— Microsoft® DirectX9.0C or later
— VGA card with at least 32MB memory
— P4 2G MHZ CPU or above
— 256MB RAM or above
— One free USB 2.0 port
— Sound card or on board sound chip

Of course, apart from the above at the computer end, you will need to set up the satellite dish and LNB along with the requisite USB SatelliteTV receiver, which is DVB-S (Digital Video Broadcast for Satellite) capable. Of these, you should ideally get the dish and the LNB installed by a professional.

Connecting The Satellite Receiver To Your PC

First, connect the cable from the dish to your satellite-TV receiver, after making sure that both the dish and the LNB have been properly installed. This step should be followed by installation of the requisite satellite TV software on your PC. Finally, connect the satellite-TV receiver to a USB port on your PC.

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