a good usb radio or freeview for my laptop that lets me listen to am radio eg talk sport

  theDarkness 02:25 09 May 2008

Does anyone know if there is a good usb radio or freeview stick for my vista laptop that will let me listen to both fm and am radio, eg talk sport and local fm stations? I know alot of non computer tv freeview boxes let you listen to some radio stations so i cant see why there cant be some that do the same on the pc. I have heard that freeview via pc usually has a terrible reception though and of course a very limited selection of radio. Can anyone recommend anything in particular, either in usb digital radio or usb freeview (with radio) for the pc? Thanks for any info

  MCE2K5 02:40 09 May 2008

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  theDarkness 03:28 09 May 2008

Haha nice darth vader mouse but i think that usb radio might just be the way to go. slightly expensive near 40 quid just for the addition of am and being able to record but i prob dont have many options since most pc freeview boxes for both pc and normal tv only come with fm radio. Might not be losing out much in not getting a freeview for the laptop as ive heard reception can be very difficult at times watching tv. Its bad enough not getting a living room freeview not to jump (up north anyway!) but then what should i expect at 10 quid. Lol thanks will be considering that usb radio :-)

  Stuartli 09:49 09 May 2008

A Freeview USB stick for your laptop (preferably provided with a good signal) will be ideal - TALKSport is available on Channel 723 on Freeview.

Freeview PCI TV cards and USB sticks normally come with software that can be used in the same way as a Sky+ box; I regularly use my Twinhan Freeview PCI TV card to record TV programmes.

  g0slp 12:05 09 May 2008

Aldi are doing USB DVB-T sticks for £19.99 this week - not shown on website unfortunately

  dagbladet 12:16 09 May 2008


To answer part of your query, I am listening to Talksport now via my lappy. Just go to Talksport.net and click on 'listen live'. Many radio stations have the facility to stream direct from their website.

Any use?

  tullie 12:16 09 May 2008

Bit confused here,freeview is to view,or is it radio you want?

  johnnyrocker 12:23 09 May 2008

resolved how?


  dagbladet 12:37 09 May 2008


Theres plenty of radio stations on freeview as well.

  Stuartli 13:31 09 May 2008

..and, as I stated earlier, including TALKSport...:-)

The main advantage, of course, of using a PCI Freeview card or USB stick is that there's no bandwidth use, plus you can (normally) record whatever you wish.

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