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Aug 17, 2007
Computer television might sound crazy to some, but the fact is thousands and thousands of people all over the globe are turning to this new way of viewing to see the shows they desire when they desire. While almost any computer set up with an Internet connection can be used to make computer television work, broadband connections are preferred.

A broadband connection simply allows for the faster transfer of data over the Internet to and from a computer. When a television show, movie or small video file are the desired download for computer television, this type of connection is almost a must. If it's not used, computer television will seem like a step backwards rather than the huge step forward that it really is.

Let's look at some of the whys behind the reasoning for broadband with computer television set ups:

* File size. If computer television is being used for downloading show files, the resulting size of the files will be incredibly large. Considering their size, even a broadband connection can require a fair amount of time to complete a file transfer.

If a regular dial up Internet connection is used, anyone trying to download a file to use computer television will likely find the time involved is neither convenient nor conducive for fun. Television shows and movies involve a lot of graphically heavy files which even in compressed formats are large.

* Speed. The file size involved in computer television will make downloads less useable than a regular television set up unless a broadband connection is used. It will generally take minutes to download computer television files with broadband and up to hours on dial up. There really is that much of a difference, so if time is a concern, broadband is a must.

* Streaming. Even if a computer television set up doesn't involve downloads, a streaming set up can be impeded by a non-broadband connection. Streams can suffer from hiccups, which are made much worse by slow Internet connections. Streaming set ups are offered very often by membership services and even by networks themselves to show off new programs and help fans keep up with old ones.

The reason broadband is the preferred route is because this higher speed connection is better equipped to handle mass transfers of data in a short period of time. Generally more reliable than a dial up connection, broadband also isn't affected by incoming telephone calls and other things that can knock dial up users offline.

Broadband lends itself to computer television regardless of the type of program that's being used to deliver the programming to the computer. The basic types of programs that are involved in computer television include services that enable users to buy memberships and those that offer computer television downloads by the single episode. Both are very effective methods for being able to watch television programming using broadband connections.

As computer television gets better and better with services offering new programs within minutes of them airing on regular broadcast and others providing them the minute they air, broadband provides the connection necessary to really tap into this technological advancement.
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