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  • Online 4 out of 5

    Compro VideoMate Vista U2800F TV tuner review

    By 27 November 2009

    Portable TV Tuners are a useful way to watch and record digital channels on the move, and Compro is undoubtedly one of the biggest suppliers on the market with its VideoMate series. The Vista U2800F Hybrid offers both digital and analogue viewing/recording...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Hauppauge WinTV MiniStick HD TV tuner review

    By 7 May 2009

    The WinTV-MiniStick HD is the latest portable tuner from Hauppauge, promising to offer a range of digital Freeview channels along with any free-to-air HD programming in the area. It’s the smallest we’ve seen to date, being around the same size as...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Elgato EyeTV Diversity dual-tuner DVB-T stick review

    By 11 February 2009

    You've got your computer in your office, but fancy watching more than just the iPlayer or a live feed of the BBC channels. In steps the Elgato EyeTV Diversity Dual-Tuner DVB-T Stick hoping to turn your humble Mac into a fully-fledged personal video recorder....

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Elgato EyeTV DTT Deluxe TV tuner review

    By 6 February 2009

    Work, work, work, that's probably all you do on your MacBook. Well Elgato want you to have some downtime with a tiny TV tuner that you can plug into a spare USB socket, allowing you to kick off your shoes and relax. But does it work? We get watching to...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    KWorld PlusTV Dual DVB-T Stick (DVB-T 399U) review

    By 11 September 2008

    If you’re looking to add TV functions to your notebook, then the most logical and cost-effective step is to add a USB TV tuner. This unit from KWorld is typical of those on offer, being slightly larger than a USB memory stick, having a standard connector...

  • Online 2.5 out of 5

    AverMedia AverTV Hybrid STB 1080i review

    By 7 August 2008

    Television on your PC is nothing new but this digital set-to box can deliver a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels either directly to your PC or if you wish plug it straight into an exteral monitor, the idea being that you can skip the HD ready TV completely...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    MSI Digivox Duo TV tuner review

    By 16 July 2008

    Adding a TV tuner to your notebook can be a great way to cheaply turn it into a multimedia centre. Consisting of a USB port at one end and a DVB-T antenna port at the other, the MSI Digivox Duo looks like an oversized memory stick. As we’ve come to...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S-USB2 review

    By 17 June 2008

    With the recent launch of Freesat and the promise of a range of both standard and high definition channels helping it to gather momentum, we’re going to be keeping an eye out for devices that let you take advantage. One such product is the WinTV Nova-S-USB2...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    MSI Digivox Mini II V3 TV tuner review

    By 17 January 2008

    If you’re looking to add a little multimedia action to your notebook, then adding a USB TV tuner is the quickest solution but one that can be tricky to get the best results. USB tuners are made up of two parts: the hardware and the software. This device...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Avermedia AverTV Hybrid Express Slim review

    By 18 December 2007

    Notebooks are increasingly becoming the multimedia hub of the home and what better way to celebrate this than by adding TV functions to your portable? The easiest way to add a TV tuner is by adding a USB tuner. However, this latest version from Avermedia...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-HD-S2 TV Tuner review

    By 8 November 2007

    Being gadget freaks we have all bought into the HD-ready TV revolution but how many of us are actually watching HD television broadcasts? Well I am, because I was foolish enough to "invest" in a Sky HD box and pay an additional £10 per month for, to...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Elgato EyeTV 250 Plus Mac TV tuner review

    By 4 October 2007

    You love your computer, you love your TV, wouldn't it be great if the two could be married together in beautiful harmony? Well Elgato believes it has the answer with the Elgato EyeTV 250 Plus. But has it? We get channel hopping to find out. The Elegato...

  • 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...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle PCTV To GO review

    By 20 June 2007

    The ability to watch the telly via your PC is hardly a new idea - TV cards, Slingbox, etc. But this new model from Pinnacle ups the ante with its sheer simplicity. The unit plugs into your satellite or Freeview box and then into your router and a few...

  • 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...

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