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PC-TV Free Satellite TV

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PC-TV Free Satellite TV Viewer is a stripped-down program that supposedly offers a free preview of a for-pay online satellite TV service. Though the for-pay service claims more than 3,000 channels, this program is limited to 10 channels, with no ability to edit or change the selections. While some of the channels the freeware includes seem impressive -- such as ESPN, BBC News, and Bloomberg US -- others are less so. For instance, ABC 12 Minneapolis is great if you're in or from Minnesota; likewise FOX 8 New Orleans. But since we couldn't get any of the channels to load, it's hard for us to judge the quality of the "service," let alone the programming.

PC-TV Free Satellite TV Viewer is basically a media player with a fixed playlist. Aside from simplest control suite possible, the only button toggles a Full Screen view. Ten free channels are listed; the aforementioned ones plus NBC News Headlines, E-MUSIC, Just Movie Trailers, NBC 4 Los Angeles, and NASA TV. One by one, we clicked on each station. The program displayed Connecting and Ready messages in the player window, so we pressed the Play arrow. A Program Loading icon spun for a while, but nothing else happened. We moved down the list, one by one. The only video content we could raise was a BBC News page advising us to update our bookmarks, and a similar message (in Dutch) from Just Movie Trailers. Even the excellent NASA TV wouldn't load (hint: try NASA's site). Help file? Sure -- for Windows Media Player, not PC-TV Free.

It seems that PC-TV Free Satellite TV is mostly about enticing you into paying $50 in hope of getting "3,000+ channels" since this pitiful "preview" is little more than an advertisement. It doesn't even have the weirdly diverting public TV channels collected from around the world that similar "free Internet TV" programs offer. Of course, it should be obvious that all of the Web-based programming these "free previews" are previewing is already free; and just as obvious that premium content providers aren't giving their programming away behind their subscribers' backs. For free online TV, just browse.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "One of the bad "tv on pc" services, over priced."

    May 13, 2012  |   By redx89

    Version: PC-TV Free Satellite TV 2

    Pros

    None really, not described well, in fact it sounds free!

    Cons

    Preview only unless you pay $50
    A lot of channels aren't english, or are audio only

    Summary

    I definitely wouldn't recommend this. I've tried several other applications, all of which are way better, don't both with this program.

    Checkout my profile for a recommendation.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Best Satellite tv Software, 50 Online Tv software"

    March 8, 2012  |   By walletmarket

    Version: PC-TV Free Satellite TV 2

    Pros

    SATELLITE TV FOR YOUR PC - 70 SATELLITE TV SOFTWARE


    1. Satellite Direct Tv
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    5. Isoftware Tv
    6. Stream Online Movies
    7. Great Net Tv
    8. Watch Live Soccer Tv
    9. New Satellite Tv for Pc
    10. Movies Capital - Unlimited Legal Movie Downloads
    11. Pc Satellite Tv Box
    12. Watch Sport Online Now
    13. Easy Tv
    14. Direct Satellite Pc
    15. Watch Tv On Pc
    16. Live Tv
    17. Watch Live Football Tv
    18. Dish Tv For Pc
    19. Pc Tv 4 Me - Watch Internet Tv
    20. Satellite Pc Master
    21. Satellite Tv for Your Pc
    22. Premium Tv for Pc
    23. My Free Itv
    24. Mobil Tv Pro
    25. Free Live Cricket Streaming
    26. Online Tv Pro
    27. Tv Channels 2Pc
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  • 1.0 stars

    "This thing is a silly waste of time"

    March 2, 2011  |   By jeffmarck

    Version: PC-TV Free Satellite TV 2

    Pros

    none at all

    Cons

    yes - cons - it IS con software

    Summary

    a big fat nothing

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  • 2.0 stars

    "not very reliable"

    December 27, 2010  |   By innovan

    Version: PC-TV Free Satellite TV 2

    Pros

    nothing so spectacular about this product. i could only watch one channel out of the ten and that was NASA tv which is streams fast enough.

    Cons

    all the othr nine channels failed to connect with the exception of BBC TV whose website had been updated and this product uses an old website. .it's almost impossible to rely on this product to watch streamTv if you have low speed connection

    Summary

    i loved the NASA Tv because of it's ability to connect even when the connection speed was low.out of the ten only one was fuctional so i don't think this product can be relied upon to watch stream Tv out side of USA, Canada and the like. for some one in Africa connection to these channels is almost impossible

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  • 1.0 stars

    "what channels are included after PAYING for the program"

    September 23, 2008  |   By jimmurray1946

    Version: PC-TV Free Satellite TV 2

    Pros

    ?? if they were to disclose how many english speaking channels and what they are I possibly could give a pro..

    Cons

    preview only is free. lists "over 3000 channels", but goes on to say that includes radio and international TV. would be nice to know how many english speaking TV channels are included..

    Summary

    vague description and whats the overall cost and for what?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not really free"

    September 12, 2008  |   By reviewer66

    Version: PC-TV Free Satellite TV 2

    Pros

    nice streaming video of a sample of 10 channels

    Cons

    have to pay for additional channels, but makes it sound free on download site

    Summary

    don't know if I like it or not unless I can see what channels are available

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BAD BAD BAD"

    June 10, 2008  |   By ss77mm

    Version: PC-TV Free Satellite TV 2

    Pros

    nothing to like

    Cons

    nothing to like, just works bad, then buy full version for $49, not worth it, just bad

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