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Old 02-05-10, 05:23 PM
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Best Digital TV USB stick

Whats the best Bang for Buck Digital TV USB Stick (that can record Digital TV (areal type) for a Small system with a Intel single core atom.

Its to me used in windows 7 with 2 gb ram and Media Centre. Needs to be easy to use as well.

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Old 02-05-10, 06:22 PM
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they are all crap fella,i have had a few and ither i had menu issues or channel scrambling or just over all no reception,i take it you are using a outside arial?
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Old 02-05-10, 07:49 PM
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Yeh we have out side areal. we get a 90 to 95% on all channels as its boosted as well. Big massive areal lol.
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Old 02-05-10, 07:58 PM
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then you may be ok fella,but you get what you pay for IMO if it doesnt work you can always take/send it back ither way

just warning you tho
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Old 04-05-10, 05:30 PM
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ZATOO Google it Mayhem
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Old 04-05-10, 06:40 PM
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Be careful purchasing a USB tuner for such an underpowered system.

Most USB TV Tuners don't have an internal MPEG-2 encoder but use software encoding instead. This uses your CPU which takes a LOT of power, something the single core Atom doesn't offer.

The only USB tuner I know of with a dedicated MPEG-2 encoder is the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950. It has fairly decent reviews by the looks of things.

I know most mini Atom systems don't have PCIe slots, but if yours does, I would strongly suggest you get an internal card instead.
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