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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 2008-11-02, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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DirecTV Over the Internet

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Does anyone know of a way to get DirecTV over the internet???
I figure I just hook up my TV to my PC with S-Video cable, then I can watch DirecTV on my TV through my computer.

Is there anything out there??? Slingbox perhaps??
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 2008-11-02, 02:07 PM
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Slingbox should do it for you.
What you said won't work unless you have a tv tuner with s-video (otherwise, it's s-video OUT not IN)
and if that were the case, you'd need the proper software to stream it over the internet to your other pc/tv
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 2008-11-02, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah sorry thats what I meant, S-Video going from PC to my TV
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 2008-11-02, 02:45 PM
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In case you don't realize how a Slingbox works...

You need to put the box at a location that actually has DirecTV, and a high speed internet connection. Then, you control the Slingbox/DirecTV receiver with your computer over the internet.
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Then a slingbox is not what i'm looking for.

Is there no way I can get DirecTV or DISH network over my broadband internet????
Reason being I live in a Toronto condo without a balcony, so getting a mini-dish is out of the question
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I think you've been hearing about a widespread rumour that DirecTV may be getting into the online-TV business. The article is at http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/11/01...emand-service/ Note that this still a rumour so far, and I assume that it will not be available to Canadian IP addresses.

OTA brings you crystal-clear, uncompressed HDTV, no simsubbing, and the real SuperBowl commercials. You can't get all that on satellite... OR CABLE.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 2008-11-02, 08:38 PM
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No, you can't get DirecTV over the internet (in the manner you want).
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 2008-11-03, 08:16 AM
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Moved to IPTV forum.

There is no DirecTV over internet therefore I am closing this thread.
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