Reviews & hands-on

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Terratec Cinergy Piranha TV Tuner review

    By 26 September 2007

    The Cinergy Piranha is the smallest USB digital TV and radio receiver on the market as far as we are aware, and oh boy is it small. At 80 x 30 x 15mm it is barely bigger than your thumb, unless you happen to be a gorilla that is. Of course, that is just...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Terratec Cinergy HT Express review

    By 10 May 2007

    The small and light Cinergy HT Express from Terratec is the first hybrid TV tuner supporting the ExpressCard standard. Hybrid because it receives both terrestrial DVB-T digital (Freeview in other words) and standard analogue television plus DVB-T and...

  • Audio 3 out of 5

    Noxon iRadio review

    By 27 April 2007

    The Noxon iRadio is the latest in this streaming internet radio device family, and the styling will quite simply polarise opinion. We were split down the middle, I and my son loved the retro styling cues, my wife and daughter hated it. So we tried the...

  • Online 2.5 out of 5

    Cinergy DT USB XS Diversity TV tuner review

    By 4 January 2007

    The Cinergy DT USB XS Diversity is a "TV Stick" with a difference, well a couple of them actually. First there are the two tuners, so you get the same sort of watch one programme while recording another functionality as a Sky+ box. Then there’s the...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Terratec Grabster AV400 review

    By 8 June 2006

    If you're still making the transition from analogue to digital, Terratec hopes it can help you do it a little bit faster, but can a simple box that promises so much really deliver? We find out. The aluminium-built Terratec Grabster AV400 sits neatly angled...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Terratec Grabster AV150 VHS to DVD converter review

    By 21 April 2006

    If you are over 30 you may remember audio cassette tapes, if you are over 40 you may still own some. Not that you’ll be able to play them of course because just as computers increasingly don’t come with floppy drives any more so Hi-Fi is usually sans...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Terratec Cinergy 2400i DT freeview TV tuner review

    By 11 February 2006

    Windows XP Media Centre Edition is a damned clever operating system, enabling a fairly standard computer to be used as a home entertainment console complete with picture-in-picture viewing and digital video recording all from the comfort of your sofa....

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS USB TV Tuner review

    By 11 October 2005

    Phone companies maybe touting trials here and everywhere to allow you to watch television on the go, but what about the band of business road warriors with their trusty laptops. Pocket-lint looks at a solution that might just let you catch that cheeky...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Terratec Cinergy T2 tv tuner review

    By 11 January 2005

    Television tuners in your desktop are great devices, but for the most part involve you having to dismantle your PC to get them working. But what if you have a laptop? Terratec thinks it has the answer with the creation of the Cinergy T2, a small compact...

  • Cameras 3 out of 5

    Terratec Grabster AV 400 mobile review

    By 27 December 2004

    Video editing has come to the laptop, but can your humble laptop be turned into a video editing console just like that, without trading it in for a Vaio? We test the Grabster from Terratec to see if the promise lives up to the hype. For a long time, the...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    TerraTec Cameo 400 AC mobile review

    By 27 January 2004

    Creating movies is now something we can all do. Even Hollywood blockbusters are edited on Macs these days where the producers can't afford AVID. Terratec has decided to offer mobile users the chance to get a piece of the action and edit their home movies...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    TerraTec Aureon 5.1 Fun - Games review

    By 14 November 2003

    When it comes to good gaming, while graphics are a key element, sound can be just as important. After all it's the things that go bump in the night that make us scared. TerraTec think they have the answer with their Aureon 5.1 Fun audio gaming card. Offering...