Cit DVB-T USB TV Tuner £9.99 @ play.com
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Cit DVB-T USB TV Tuner £9.99 @ play.com

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Found 2nd Sep 2010
Was £19.99. Now £9.99

Watch and record HD digital terrestrial TV on PC or Laptop
USB 2.0 interface
Full bandwidth DVB-T reception (6/7/8 MHz) /Still image snapshots
Time-shifting /Scheduled recording
Digital TV recording and playback as DVD quality
Support multi-picture display
Support multi-national languages
Support EPG (Electronic Program Guide) /Support Teletext
Support Microsoft BDA drivers
Remote control /Support Windows 2000/XP/Vista32/Vista64
Specifications
USB2.0 Interface
Maxliner 5003s silicon tuner
E3C EC168 Chipsets
Terrestrial Antenna Input
Package Content:
SV DVB-T 3420B USB STICK
Antenna /Installation CD
Remote Control / USB cable
TV go software

23 Comments

is it compatible with Windows 7 ?

I expect all DVB-T pc devices like this will tumble and by Christmas we'll see DVB-T2 ones (FreeviewHD) hopefully.

does this need internet??

does this need the internet to get signal or something or does it work like a regular tv?

i bought something similar last week but did need to buy additional aerial the one you get is tiny and would not pick up a signal you can of course plug it into your house aerial and watch freeview from laptop or pc

no does not need internet

tazz007

does this need internet??

use catchuptv for that plus its free

kareandy

no does not need internet

kareandy

i bought something similar last week but did need to buy additional … i bought something similar last week but did need to buy additional aerial the one you get is tiny and would not pick up a signal you can of course plug it into your house aerial and watch freeview from laptop or pc

Yes that's my experience too. The aerial on the one I bought (for less than this) looks similar and it's a complete waste of space. I have mine plugged in to a "set top" portable aerial and it picks up all my freeview stations - with the one supplied I got nothing, literally nothing.

Original Poster

pete_l

Yes that's my experience too. The aerial on the one I bought (for less … Yes that's my experience too. The aerial on the one I bought (for less than this) looks similar and it's a complete waste of space. I have mine plugged in to a "set top" portable aerial and it picks up all my freeview stations - with the one supplied I got nothing, literally nothing.



Yes I agree it is probably worth getting a better aerial. Saying that, on my 2nd floor city centre apartment I was getting perfect reception with the one supplied (probably equivalent quality to a coat hanger but it did the job!)

I haven't seen these for under £10 anywhere other than occasionally on ebay for items shipped from Hong Kong or China which take weeks to arrive

how does this work ? do you record directly on to a disc whats the usb adapter for ?

Original Poster

angelar67

how does this work ? do you record directly on to a disc whats the usb … how does this work ? do you record directly on to a disc whats the usb adapter for ?



Records onto your hard drive. The USB adapter acts as a TV tuner, so you plug in an aerial and you can turn your home pc/laptop into a TV, without needing an internet connection. Really is useful if you want a bedroom tv but dont have the room for another screen.
Edited by: "Chet" 2nd Sep 2010

thanks think i will get one

Does anyone know if this works with Windows 7 ?????

anyone know where i can buy one of those aeriels from? just it on its own, got sent a usb dongle DVB-T but no aeriel!

(might i add cheap and reliable source.. ive seen them on ebay etc)
Edited by: "RUSONJITSU" 7th Sep 2010

kareandy

no does not need internet



is it on the trolley?

Be aware it doesn't look like there's a standard coax input so a converter might be required to plug in a proper house aerial.

schizoboy

I expect all DVB-T pc devices like this will tumble and by Christmas … I expect all DVB-T pc devices like this will tumble and by Christmas we'll see DVB-T2 ones (FreeviewHD) hopefully.


I fear that you may have well into 2011 for DVBT2 USB devices!

BrianM

I fear that you may have well into 2011 for DVBT2 USB devices!

Or not - see
]here - out next month at the very silly price of 99 quid.

Looks like it's expired now

I tried one of these devices about 7 years ago and can honestly say its crap...it didn't work, don't waste your time and money.

If you just want to watch live TV channels on your computer/laptop, there are many good websites out there that allow you to do just that...like this one tvcatchup.com/ (_;)

These are pretty good, just plug your normal TV aerial in and go, works great with windows media centre so you dont need to use the software that comes with it. Looking at this model it looks like you need an adapter to plug a full size coaxial plug in it, chances are there will be one in the box, there usually is if it's needed. . Don't know about this particular model, but mine was bought a couple of years ago, so no Windows7 drivers.

bought one and tried it out - I found I could install the software on windows 7 using xp compatibility mode. Indoor Pc not so good with the signal.

The tried in on a notebook - excellent signal outside - found some 70 channels (radio as well as tv mind), but moving it to other parts of the house very poor signal - obviously depends where you are in the world and where you site it. Ideal (hopefully) for me for camping - dependent of course on the signal where we may set our tent!

smoggieboon

These are pretty good, just plug your normal TV aerial in and go, works … These are pretty good, just plug your normal TV aerial in and go, works great with windows media centre so you dont need to use the software that comes with it. Looking at this model it looks like you need an adapter to plug a full size coaxial plug in it, chances are there will be one in the box, there usually is if it's needed. . Don't know about this particular model, but mine was bought a couple of years ago, so no Windows7 drivers.



no adaptor in box...but type Cable Adapter for Antenna USB DVB-T/DVBT TV-Tuner into google for options of sites that sell them.
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