Whether you prefer action movies, soap operas, entertainment shows or sports events, television can provide it all – and you are no longer limited to watching these programs on a TV set as you can use your computer as a replacement. In other words, using specialized software you can enjoy your preferred TV shows on your PC, and one such app is ProgDVB.
During installation, the software enables you to configure several of its settings, but if you are not sure about their meaning, you can just use the default selections and change them at a later time (from the dedicated Options window), after you get familiarized with the app's functionality.
ProgDVB can be used to process the TV input, regardless of the device you have: Digital TV device, Internet TV or radio, IPTV, analog TV device, and it can also recognize your remote control (HID or Microsoft RC, as well as WinLirc).
The interface is well-organized and, if you choose the Internet TV or radio, you can easily explore all the available stations, from the country you prefer. Needless to say, the video and audio quality depends on the strength of your Internet connection.
In order to ensure you can locate any channel with ease, you can rename the title of a channel or you can add it to the Favorites list, thus accessing it with as much as a mouse click.
In addition to playing a TV channel, ProgDVB allows you to use the scheduler for predefined tasks, including recording, channel flipping or closing the app, along with PC shutdown, hibernate and stand by.
The Options window is the place where you can modify the video's brightness, contrast or saturation for all channels, along with configuring the audio codecs or the delay.
To sum up, ProgDVB offers you the proper tool for enjoying TV channels on your own computer, and if you have a stable and fast Internet connection, your TV set might become obsolete and no longer needed for entertaining you.