Type in the search query "Viewing or recording programs" "Program for viewing TV". Before you will be presented with a list of sites where you can download your desired program, since thanks to them, users are able to view your favorite channels and programs on your computer and record them.
The download may not be necessary if you have installed Windows Media Center. It is possible to set the required parameters (to automatically record). The program's interface is pleasant enough, you don't have to spend a lot of time to figure it out. Each recorded broadcast will be saved in the folder "Recorded TV" Windows with the extension WTV. However, don't forget to play the files you will need a TV tuner device that connects to a computer via an expansion slot, and also via antenna or cable.
In addition, there is a program TV Player Classic, which allows you to view channels, not only via the TV tuner, but without him. All online TV channels can be broadcast directly through the Internet connection. Only the developers of the software offer users about 1,200 free channels and 20 toll Russian-speaking and 400 international. By the way, for viewing and recording gear does not require the installation of additional software (e.g. Real player or Windows media player). The program supports all Windows versions, including Windows Vista.
The developers of some programs recommend you to view online or recorded the transfer through the TV. The fact is that for much less than that of a TV, monitor can affect the quality of the image. Therefore it is better to connect both devices using the TV-OUT Jack (most of the graphics cards of latest models supports this mode).