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Computer Hybrid USB TV Tuner Stick HDTV ?

Old 02-17-08, 06:39 AM
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Computer Hybrid USB TV Tuner Stick HDTV ?

Are many of you using such products to watch hd broadcasting over your computer?

I want to buy one but I'm not sure which one for my laptop and record TV shows I don't get to watch.

I looked into newegg and found this model but not enough reviews to consider buying.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815129002

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-17-08, 10:51 AM
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I have a slightly older version of this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116017

Works very well for OTA as long as you're realistic about things like needing to put the antenna *outside* the car, and line-of-sight issues around big buildings, etc. Mine had a different software package, but Windows Media Center worked fine with it as well.

HDTV needs a fairly robust CPU and good hard drive performance. My wife's recent but low-end ("Pentium Dial Core") laptop has some problems keeping up.
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Old 02-17-08, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by rdclark
I have a slightly older version of this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116017

Works very well for OTA as long as you're realistic about things like needing to put the antenna *outside* the car, and line-of-sight issues around big buildings, etc. Mine had a different software package, but Windows Media Center worked fine with it as well.

HDTV needs a fairly robust CPU and good hard drive performance. My wife's recent but low-end ("Pentium Dial Core") laptop has some problems keeping up.
The description, reviews and title of the product is confusing.


Is it for windows or macs only?
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