|Beyond TV (for the PC w/ tuner) and Beyond TV Link (for the laptop) are what I use. |
As for the tuner, I went with Hauppauge because they have a hardware MPEG compressor built in. Sadly, the MPEG stream is too much for my wireless network. Normally, Beyond TV has an option to degrade the stream enough to work on the network, but Beyond TV refuses to use its software compressor with my card.
EDIT: I should mention that I can still watch previously recorded shows because Beyond TV does transcode to DivX (which reduces the show down to about 20% of the size of the MPEG original).