Hey, Kevin here. Thank you for visiting my website, WindowsPCTV.org. You’re reading my uncensored review of what I really thought about SatelliteDirect’s Internet TV software download. Note that this a review though, if you’re looking for SatelliteDirect’s website then click here.
Why am I writing this? I heard that if I got Internet TV (Windows PCTV) I could stop paying $71 per month for my cable TV bill (free TV), plus I heard I could get 3,500 channels through Internet TV (from the U.S. and 98 other countries), and watch TV on my laptop wherever I have an Internet connection… without having to install a TV tuner card into my computer. I chose SatelliteDirect’s software program (works on Mac or PC computers) because it has a 100% money back guarantee. I wanted to find a review of the television download first before buying it but I couldn’t find an honest review. So I bought the software since if it didn’t work I could return it for my money back and decided to write this review to help any of you who are in the same position I was, wondering if their Windows PCTV television download software really works. So here is my review… but be warned, I’ll be going into both the good and the bad points.
So I went to SatelliteDirect.com and downloaded their software, knowing that they offered a 100% money back guarantee. It took a few minutes to buy and download the software. Once installed, I had to register the software and let it download the TV channels into the software program. After coming back from my short meal break, I checked out all of the channels. It had taken about 10 minutes for the program to load the channels. Fortunately, after the initial installation, I never had to wait that long again. The software program does update the TV channels regularly but after the initial installation, the updates only take a minute or two.
Could I get the major U.S. TV networks? That was my first question. That part was easy – all of the major networks were easily available and from many major cities. So I bookmarked them using SatelliteDirect’s “Favorites” button. CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, TNT, AMC, etc. – all bookmarked. Then I tried viewing news. I could watch local news from 20+ cities and nationwide news as well. So that too was easy. So far so good, although some of the TV channels said they were “off-air.” It was midnight, so I just moved onto the next TV channels, bookmarking those that I liked and could get. Click here for a list of channels.
What about sports? First I clicked on the “Switch TV” toolbar button and, using the “Search” toolbar button (see screenshot below), I then searched for “sports.” If you love sports then the results will make you drool. All major sports (football, baseball, soccer, golf, tennis, etc.) and sports channels (ESPN for example) appear in the list, including sports channels from countries abroad like Brazil, U.K., Canada, Australia, China, Italy, India and the list goes on (click here for complete list of countries). Then I noticed, in addition to those TV channels appearing under the “TV” section there was an additional section titled “Live Sports.” Even more sports?! Depending upon the time of day and what part of the globe you are on, the list of live sports changes. That day it included all of the major sports plus some less popular sports such as poker, and table tennis. Okay then, so SatelliteDirect’s television download includes a lot of sport TV channels. Next…
Radio too. Also on the toolbar was a radio button. Just for fun I tested it out, knowing I would probably use iTunes radio or Pandora instead. The list was impressive, but I was more interested in TV so in search of movies I went.
Free online movies? That’s what I really like, free online movies. So I wanted to know if, just like with my old cable TV, I could find the same movie channels such as AMC and TNT. Yup, they were there so I quickly bookmarked all of those channels too. Here’s a tip – use the “SEARCH” toolbar button and type in “movie” to pull up all of the movie channels. Over a hundred movie channels appeared in the left pane’s list. Cool!
Okay, so to recap…
1) One downside is that the software takes one full minute to open, but the upside is that it is because it is updating its list of TV channels.
2) Another downside… occasionally an ad pops up before the TV channel appears so you have to click on the “X” in the top right corner of the ad to close it. At first (initially) this is bothersome but once you realize the ad can be immediately closed by clicking on the “X” then you forget about it.
3) A third downside is that occasionally, especially at night, some of the selected channels are unavailable. But with 3,500 channels from 99 countries I guess that is to be expected. Bookmarking your favorite channels, those that are available when you want them, solves this problem… so I discovered.
1) Only $49.95 one-time fee! Need I say more, at least that’s what I thought to myself. No more monthly fees - not having to pay monthly for television – is very liberating.
2) I could watch it full screen on my large screen TV. I just connected my laptop via an HDMI cable to my TV and presto, full screen!
3) Great technical support. I asked them about how to find sports channels and I actually got a reply via email the next day.
So there you have it. That’s my review. SatelliteDirect is a quality product with responsive technical support at an unbeatable price. I knew I could find some of the online TV channels on various websites but what a hassle that would be bookmarking all of those websites. I started to do that and they were full of ads, had poor sound and video quality so I quickly searched for a better solution. That’s what led me to SatelliteDirect… they compile all of the Internet TV stations from the U.S. and 98 other countries in an easy-to-use software program that works on Mac or PC computers. If you have any questions let me know. As I get questions, I post the answers on my FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page here.
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