After a bit of research on the internet, I have found out that Raspberry Pi can be used as a tv server with Raspbian being the OS to be installed on the Pi. I am having a PCTV 73e stick(USB tv tuner). I am not sure if that would work with the Pi or not. I was looking at this link: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/P ... tick_(73e) and there it says that it is supported since kernel 2.6.26. So I am not sure how to check whether it will work with Pi or not and how to get the drivers for it.
All I want to do is use the Pi as a standalone server, connect it with my router via Ethernet and stream live tv on home network to watch it on mobile/laptop on the network. Also I wanted to know that which client can be used on laptop and mobile to watch the live tv being streamed. Also any other OS to be used instead of Raspbian, please recommend.