Re: WHY WON'T COMPUTER WORK WITH TV, SON?
Hey dad, I know you've been complaining about how complicated your cable TV situation is, so I got you this SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime bundle to help you out. It lets you watch your cable on any of the screens in your house, including your TVs but also your computer and tablet.
I'm attaching a 55-page, annotated how-to guide to take you through every step of the process (Chapter 1: What's a computer?), but I thought I'd give you a quick overview of what the HDHomeRun can and cannot do:
It can: save you the money you're paying in set-top box rental from the cable company.
It cannot: bring back Blackadder, no matter how many arguments you make that it was the greatest show in the history of the BBC.
It can: let you use your computer to record shows, using Windows Media Center.
It cannot: help you with your e-taxidermy business proposal.
It can: connect directly through your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Those are the boxy things I left behind last time I was home.
It cannot: help you get mom back.
Let me know if you have any questions, and we can hold an hour-long troubleshooting Skype call in which we both get very frustrated with each other.