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Will there be a way to get all the features of an Ubuntu TV onto a regular TV by hooking up a computer to your TV?

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Yes. It can be done. But it is not recommended for productive Systems. You can find a complete how-to including a Ubuntu-ppa on this site:

Alternatively you can compile it on your own. Instructions for everything can be found in the link.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – coversnail Apr 17 '12 at 13:37

It is already possible to install a development version of Ubuntu TV on a vanilla Ubuntu, so I think the answer is "yes".

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I hear somewhere that ubuntu would work with your tv provider. Is it going to be able to make the computer control the actual tv you get from your provider? – Jon Jan 16 '12 at 1:44
Ubuntu TV is in a very early stage, what you saw in CES is what it is now, features will be added down the road, for now this is impossible to answer. – Uri Herrera Jan 16 '12 at 8:22
okay thanks for the help – Jon Jan 16 '12 at 15:48

There is a possibility that like GoogleTV it will be available on a box as well as TV, but for a definitive answer you would have to wait until it is officially released.

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