can i watch tv on my blackberry tour
applepiter
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sling box dont work, vcast videos not available, i cant find any apps for watching tv from anyone.

does anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: can i watch tv on my blackberry tour
ever1ast
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If you have a tuner installed on your home computer, you can download and install a program like Orb ( orb.com ) which is free. It will then allow you to stream the TV signal directly to your Blackberry, along with allowing you to access any of the media you have on your home computer, including movies.

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applepiter
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how do i know if my computer has a TUNER.? and do i need to purchase anything to connect tv to laptop.?

 ty for the info.............ile let you know how i make out

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ever1ast
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Unless you have a very high end computer, you most likely do not have a tuner already. You can however purchase a TV tuner card to add to your system.  Just do an online search for tuner card or check some of the major online electronics retailers. They make both internal and external versions. Instead of me trying to explain it here's a simplified explanation I found online:

 

A computer TV tuner is hardware device that converts the standard analog TV signal received and demodulates it into a digital one.TV tuner cards can either be internal or external, and come in three primary card types:Analogue TV tuner cardDigital TV tuner cardsHybrids (retaining both the analog and digital signals)
Cheap analog TV tuner cards process the signals by putting the load directly on your computer's processor; whereas the more sophisticated hybrid tuners have a dedicated graphics adapter that encodes the incoming signal to MPEG- Thereby putting far less load on your processor.Many of them can also receive FM radio, as well as convert your TV signal into composite video.The most commonly available and inexpensive TV tuner card is of PCI type.While more expensive, considerably more efficient results are achieved with either a Fire Wire or the USB 2.0 TV tuner card. They tend to have built-in to them many more features, such as recording of the programs and saving them to CD-Rom or hard disc.Upper end models even have removable flash memory to make file sharing a breeze.While older TV tuner cards are based on NTSC/PAL TV signal broadcast signals, upper-end models can also process HDTV (High Definition TV) broadcasts. Many can accommodate wireless remote control, via infra-red (like a typical channel-changer remote), as well.
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 got it working, thanx

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