We're thinking about getting a USB TV Stick for use with our PC. We'd like it for analogue and Freeview (can get Freeview here, good signal). Difficult to link it up with our main TV aerial though, would need to use an indoor one.
All thoughts welcomed please. Any recommendations as to which one? Are they easy to set up and use?
Thanks Grantrh - will have a good look at the links you've suggested. The aerial bit is the problem - difficult to get an aerial to where the PC is without carving up half the house. We've got quite a good indoor one currently linked to a little used small TV, I was hoping that would do the trick.
Your welcome. I understand completely what you mean but from the opinions I have seen the determining factor seems to be the strength of the signal that you get which is based on where you live and the capability of the aerial you are using.
A good signal is paramount for reliable reception of digital progs, so think carefully and try to put a splitter in your existing aerial lead and feed the new "stick" with that. Otherwise you will end up blaming the stick for poor reception, or the laptop, or the ............
I had a Freecom USB TV stick, with aerial splitter from my normal TV - however, my little 'stick' broke, I mean actually broke, came apart, my own fault! Anyway, I also have a Hauppage PCI TV card installed, which I did not actually use when the USB stick was ok. I am now back to using the PCI TV card and getting analogue as well as all the free-to-view digital channels via the same aerial splitter from my TV, which of course now has a digibox connected! In fact although I thought I got excellent reception from the USB stick on my PC, the reception I get now, on my PC, is even better than before.
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