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Old 08-17-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default USB TV Tuner ATSC / NTSC

I bought a new hybrid USB TV Tuner from an eBay seller for around $32. It handles both ATSC and NTSC broadcasts. (digital and analog)
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/170884141071

I will use it in my van. My laptop is 17" so the picture size is fine. So far, it works as advertised. At home, it will make a nice PVR allowing me to record the digital (ASTC) OTA TV channels we get.
The drivers installed easily on my desktop PC but I had to install them twice on the laptop to get it to work.



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Old 08-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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Update: The remote doesn't seem to work with my laptop so I'm using an ATI remote that I had. I can record or change channels etc. with the ATI remote.
Also, the alternative software software listed on Sabrent's website is better. It is easier to switch between ATSC and NTSC tuning with it.
http://sabrent.com/support/knowledgebase.php?article=23
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Nice. I am considering getting one of those. I'll keep that model in mind.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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This USB TV tuner gets very hot when in use. I think that is normal from what I've read on the web. I think it would drain a laptop battery quickly if not on grid power.
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