My dad is coming home from over 40 days in the hospital this Saturday and tasked me with a huge question.

He wants to be able to watch cable TV in the dining room and doesn't have a clue how to do this.
There is no cable tv hookup in the dining room, but otherwise he doesn't care if it is a small TV with some sort of wireless setup
or if it is somehow sent to his laptop, but it has to be live cable TV and not streaming media.

He already has wifi, and of course the laptop is wifi enabled but not N.

Does anyone know of a device he could hook into his tv cable system that would turn it into a wifi sending device
to pick up on the laptop via wifi?

Any advice is appreciated.