PC-TV Free Satellite TV

PC-TV Free Satellite TV

Download Editors' Rating:
1.5
Poor
Average User Rating:
1.7
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    248,875
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 10, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    356.36KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    290
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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3 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.

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3 stars

"Best Satellite tv Software, 50 Online Tv software"

March 08, 2012  |  By walletmarket

 |  Version: PC-TV Free Satellite TV 2

Pros

SATELLITE TV FOR YOUR PC - 70 SATELLITE TV SOFTWARE


1. Satellite Direct Tv
2. Satellite Tv for Pc 2010 Elite Edition
3. Stream Direct Tv
4. Satellite Tv for Your Pc
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
28. Watch Free Sky - Live Football Directly Pc
29. Free Tv Online
30. Top Internet Tv
31. Watch Tv on Pc - Satellite Tv for Pc


AND MUCH MORE

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Cons

mywalletmarket-com/watch tv from internet

Summary



Updated on Aug 15, 2012

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1 stars

"This thing is a silly waste of time"

March 02, 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 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 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher ICL
Publisher web site http://www.myspacebymap.com/pctv.htm
Release Date June 10, 2008
Date Added June 10, 2008
Version 2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 356.36KB
File Name setuptv.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 248,875
Downloads Last Week 290
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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