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Test Tubes

Wanna see what TV on your PC looks like? Now you can--for cheap.

This story appears in the April 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Seems like everything is about TV this year. The technologies being discussed--about a half-dozen that we'll explore as they get real in the coming months--present a holistic vision of PCs and TVs swapping high-definition programming and vids wherever you happen to be.

Well and good; it's going to be swell. But there's many a standards conflict and hardware upgrade to cross before we get anywhere near PC-TV convergence. Plan on changing a lot of your existing PC and home entertainment equipment--if you can figure out which to ride. Is PC-TV worth watching? Will it be worth it to you? There's a cheap and easy way to find out.

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