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  • Sharp shows off "world's smallest" TV tuner
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    Sharp shows off "world's smallest" TV tuner

    By 28 June 2010

    There's not much to see here, literally. Because Sharp has unveiled the "world's smallest" digital TV tuner and it's tiny. It is around 70 per cent smaller (just 4.4 cubic centimetres) and 50 per cent thinner (at just 5mm) than the previous model in its...

  • AVerTV Volar Black HD A850: Freeview on the go
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    AVerTV Volar Black HD A850: Freeview on the go

    By 18 June 2010

    AVerMedia, manufacturer of a range of USB TV Tuners and a company that has a nonchalant disregard to the grammatical establishment of upper and lower case letters, has announced the UK launch of its AVerTV Volar Black HD A850 USB tuner. The A850 is a...

  • AVerMedia plans to keep families talking this summer
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    AVerMedia plans to keep families talking this summer

    By 19 May 2010

    The World Cup this summer means that ITV and the Beeb are going to be pretty football heavy. Take a look at our guide to see just how many games are being shown. AVerMedia has realised that this may bring families to breaking point as arguments about...

  • EyeTV One launches
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    EyeTV One launches

    By 12 January 2010

    In the States, Elgato has announced the EyeTV One, describing it as an easy-to-use TV tuner for DTV antennas. The EyeTV One delivers digital TV and HDTV channels straight to a Mac or PC, enabling users to watch and record TV shows that are broadcast over-the-air...

  • Compro VideoMate Vista U2800F TV tuner review
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    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...

  • PCTV picoStick brings small screen to PCs
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    PCTV picoStick brings small screen to PCs

    By 16 September 2009

    Who said size doesn't matter? No one told PCTV Systems, part of Hauppauge Digital, who are launching this tiny picoStick Freeview tuner. The tiny USB DVB-T receiver simply has a USB connection on one end and a connection either for an aerial, a screw-in...

  • Win a Plustek TVcam VD100
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    Win a Plustek TVcam VD100

    By 28 August 2009

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Plustek to bring you the chance of winning a Plustek TVcam VD100. The product is a little unusual as it combines the ability to tune into global DVB-T television - allowing your laptop to pick up TV signals - with a webcam....

  • Mio's Navman Spirit TV range priced for UK
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    Mio's Navman Spirit TV range priced for UK

    By 22 June 2009

    Mio's Navman-branded Freeview-equipped satnavs have been priced and dated for the UK. Offering "easy-to-use, multi-channel entertainment" aimed for use during breaks in driving or when you've reached your destination, the company is at pains to point...

  • Hauppauge WinTV MiniStick HD TV tuner review
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    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...

  • Elgato EyeTV Diversity dual-tuner DVB-T stick review
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    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....

  • Elgato EyeTV DTT Deluxe TV tuner  review
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    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...

  • Built-in TV tuner heading for netbooks and laptops
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    Built-in TV tuner heading for netbooks and laptops

    By 16 January 2009

    Your next netbook could come complete with a built-in TV tuner thanks to Telegent Systems. The company has announced the launch of the first free-to-air, single-chip TV receiver for PCs, laptops, MIDs and netbooks. The hybrid chip receives both digital...

  • Dell launches USB TV tuner for Inspiron Minis
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    Dell launches USB TV tuner for Inspiron Minis

    By 9 January 2009

    Dell has unveiled a USB digital TV tuner that will turn its Inspiron Mini netbooks into tiny televisions. The Dell USB Digital TV Tuner is designed specifically to connect to the Inspiron Mini, turning it into a Digital TV that will receive live and free...

  • Softbank launches 1-Seg TV tuner for the iPhone
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    Softbank launches 1-Seg TV tuner for the iPhone

    By 30 October 2008

    Before the iPhone launched in Japan, analysts and industry experts predicted Apple would face an uphill battle with Japanese consumers already used to fully-featured high-end phones. One of the features said to be lacking in the iPhone 3G was a 1-Seg...

  • Elgato updates EyeTV software
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    Elgato updates EyeTV software

    By 8 October 2008

    Elgato has fixed some bugs and added new features to its EyeTV TV software package. Version 3.0.4 includes improvements to the programme editor, some additional hardware support, and a few bug fixes that are country specific. A key improvement is the...

  • TerraTec launches satellite TV cards for your PC
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    TerraTec launches satellite TV cards for your PC

    By 1 October 2008

    TerraTec has launched its first ever line-up of TV cards designed specifically to get satellite TV to your PC. The Cinergy S PCI and Cinergy S2 PCI HD are TV cards which have to be connected up via a cable with the digital LNB from your satellite dish....

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    Pinnacle nanoStick Ultimate announced

    By 18 September 2008

    Pinnacle has announced the "Ultimate" version of its PCTV nanoStick. The miniature-sized Pinnacle PCTV nanoStick Ultimate delivers digital TV for PCs and Macs, allowing users to pause, rewind and record their favourite shows. Thanks to its small size...

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

  • AverMedia AverTV Hybrid STB 1080i    review
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    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...

  • MSI Digivox Duo TV tuner review
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    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...

  • Elgato updates Mac TV sticks
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    Elgato updates Mac TV sticks

    By 16 July 2008

    The EyeTV DTT Deluxe was first but now Elgato has updated the rest of its USB TV tuner stick range. The EyeTV Hybrid, EyeTV Diversity and EyeTV DTT are now slimmer and more "feature rich". First up - the EyeTV Hybrid has had a major overhaul and now includes...

  • Elgato EyeTV DTT Deluxe launches
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    Elgato EyeTV DTT Deluxe launches

    By 8 July 2008

    Elgato has announced the EyeTV DTT Deluxe, a TV Tuner Micro-Stick for Digital Terrestrial Television (DVB-T) designed for Macs. The Deluxe works in the USB port of any Mac without blocking other devices - apparently not even on the MacBook Air's port...

  • Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S-USB2 review
    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...

  • EyeTV gets update for Freesat
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    EyeTV gets update for Freesat

    By 12 May 2008

    The latest update has been released for the internet TV service, EyeTV, promises compatibility with the BBC and ITV's new Freesat service, as well as solving some glitches with the previous version. The main addition to version 3.0.2 is H.264 support,...

  • Plustek launches TV tuner and webcam in one
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    Plustek launches TV tuner and webcam in one

    By 24 April 2008

    Plustek has announced the launch of the TVcam VD100, a TV tuner that enables users to watch TV on their notebooks that can also be used as a webcam complete with built-in microphone. The TVcam VD100 has in-built DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting ­ Terrestrial)...