How To Connect Set Top Box To Laptop

In today’s time, many people own a laptop or a computer, and sometimes they have issues with their TV set. Along with that they also want to watch their favorite TV shows. So we get a solution for it and in today’s post, we are going to tell you how to connect set top box to laptop.

First of all, I want to tell you that you need some cables to connect set Top box to laptop because the laptop or computer does not have direct ports like Television for connecting with set up box.

how to connect set top box to laptop

Many people search for how to connect set top box to laptop without tv tuner, or using hdmi cable, but the fact is that you did not need any tv tuner for connecting laptop and set top box but you need, HDMI cable is right.

Required Items For Connecting Set Top Box With Laptop

In this section, I will tell about the products you need for connecting the set-top box and laptop.

You can easily buy all products from Amazon because if you buy below-mentioned products from your local market’s then they cost you more. So i suggest you to buy these products from Amazon.

Products Required

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Capture Device Click Here To Buy
Hdmi Cable Click Here To Buy

Here is the picture of a capture device

how to connect set top box to laptop
image source : Youtube ( DTH trick world channel )

Well, here is the first part for your query about how to connect set top box to laptop with hdmi cable or tv tuner.

Now Move on towards our second step from where the actual process starts.

How To Connect Set Top Box to Laptop

In this section, we are going to discuss the actual process that is used for connection

Where and why capture device is used ?

A capture device is a device that has three cables on its one side for video & audio and it’s another side has a USB enabled HDMI port for connecting to the laptop and its video and audio cables convert video and audio signal coming from the set-top box to readable signals for laptop.

We use this as a main connection device for connecting laptop and set top box

Now Proceed To The actual Technical Process on How to connect set top box to laptop.

First of all, Connect set-top box using a capture device like this ( see picture )

how to connect set top box to laptop
image source : dth trick world youtube channel

Connect the 2nd part of the capture device to the laptop or pc like this ( see picture )

how to connect set top box to laptop
image source : dth trick world youtube channel

After open VLC player in your laptop and after opening press control+C and a menu bar open and do the setting as shown in the picture.

In an advanced setting change the aspect ratio to 16:9 and click play.

After that a new menu open and in that menu click default and click ok ( see picture )

In the next menu, you have to change the output size as shown in the below image and press ok.

And also in the next menu click ok without doing any change.

after that all channels are start showing in your laptop

In this way, you will get the solution to your problem of how to connect set top box to laptop without using tv tuner or via HDMI cable.

Here are common FAQ’s related to connection between set top box and laptop.

1.) Should Tv tuner is used in connecting set-top and laptop

No, tv tuner does not required but capture device is used for cannecting laptop with set top box.

2.) How to connect tata sky set top box to laptop

By using the same above steps you can connect any company set top box rather it is airtel or tata sky.

3.) How to connect hd set top box to laptop

You can easily connect the HD set-top box also using the above steps.

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Conclusion

I hope that you connect your set-top box to the laptop if you have any queries regarding connecting the set-top to the laptop you can ask me in the comment section. I will surely try to help you.

Here is also a helpful youtube video for you for better understanding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEyj87YMzok

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