Monday, February 19, 2007

Chinese TV on the TV

The more Chinese I watch and listen to the more I will get used to listening to the language. That's the theory anyway.

So with this in mind I have always wished I could watch some Chinese television on television in the lounge room sitting in the comfortable chair. At one stage I considered installing a satellite dish and decoder so I could watch MAC TV. But now I have a much cheaper alternative. I went and bought one of those cheep TV transmitters you can get so you don't need to buy a DVD player for every television in the house. Then I upgraded my computer video card (which I was actually doing anyway) to one with a TV outlet and duel display on it, and it turned out I only needed a cheapish bottom end card to get this. Then I plugged the transmitter into the computer and the receiver into the AV sockets of the video player, and it works like a charm.

The picture quality doesn't look quite as good on the bigger TV screen, but it's still not too bad. At least it is good enough that I can make out any Chinese characters on the screen easily, and it is smooth and not jerky at all. So thanks to WCETV I now have about 6 Chinese television channels I can watch in much more comfort.


Anonymous caroltseng said...

I suggest you download PPStream which offers lots of free Chinese channels. To learn English, I also downloaded the similar software to watch free English TV.



10:27 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks caroltseng.

8:51 PM  
Blogger John said...

caroltseng when I downloaded PPStream from the link you gave it came with a VIRUS attached.

The virus is Worm/Delf.AUJ, so a word of worning to anyone else thinking of downloading PPStream.

9:30 PM  
Anonymous caroltseng said...

Here is another link.

Check it out and see if it works.

1:12 AM  
Blogger John said...

The first link lead me to

8:20 PM  

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