We ordered a PC to TV converter (cost about $50) and it works like a charm - so now we can watch FS stream on TV, either live or archived. We tried both cbc.ca and skate-buzz and it was just fine. And the picture is actually quite good, better than I expected. The link is below (the product number is SW-23000).
We had to perform a few upgrades on the laptap, but it was really quite an easy process.