Digital TV on your PC
(Redirected from Digital TV on your PC / HTPC)
Insert non-formatted text hereDefinition of HD and SD tv
Useful links Discussion of various DBTV card brands, Operating system builds/front ends orientated towards mutimedia use and HTPC configurations
http://www.dba.org.au/ Basic overview of DTV in Australia, regional coverage maps, more orientated to set top box use
http://www.xpmediacentre.com.au/community/index.php Aus based forum with wealth of info on how to get the best from Microsoft's media orientated versions of XP & Vista
http://forums.dvbowners.com/index.php? Another Aus based forum with some good freeware apps for viewing, recording, scheduling
Home forum of the best freeware app for digital viewing / recoding / timeshift. "Digital Watch II" developed by 'Nate', 'Bear' et al, last ver hosted at http://mediapix-australia.com/htpc/
If you want a fast starting DTV prog with almost instant channel switching this is the best for XP based systems (also works on Vista)
http://www.team-mediaportal.com/ Media Portal, open source front end for windows based machines. performs better than Microsoft XP media center editions in most instances (more tweaking /setup required)
http://www.mythtv.org/ Linux app which turns a computer with the necessary hardware into a digital TV viewer/video recorder & multimedia home entertainment center.
OCAU's wiki page for MythTV - with lots of information and details of other OCAU members' setups.