Creative DVB-T Tuner & PVR, Digital TV Tuner & Personal Video Recorder For PC or laptop 1/2 price, £
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Creative DVB-T Tuner & PVR, Digital TV Tuner & Personal Video Recorder For PC or laptop 1/2 price, £

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Found 22nd Oct 2007Made hot 22nd Oct 2007
Now 1/2 price, £14.99 delivered using super saver delivery!

Technical Details : Hi-speed USB 2.0 device * USB bus powered, no extra adapter required * Fully resizable video window (4:3, 16:9, up to full screen) * PVR functionality and

features : Real-time recording * Schedule recording * Time-shifting * EPG (Electronic Program Guide) and Teletext * Snapshot capture * Recording to HDD * Multi channel preview�

Product Description: Digital TV on the Go! With high-speed USB 2.0 interface and PVR functionality integration, DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial) Tuner & PVR (Personal Video Recorder) allows you to both watch and record DVB-T programs anywhere on your laptop or PC, making the most of digital entertainment experience.

Manufacturer's Description: With high-speed USB 2.0 interface and PVR functionality integration, DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial) Tuner & PVR (Personal Video Recorder) allows you to both watch and record DVB-T programs anywhere on your laptop or PC, making the most of digital entertainment experience.

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I got one of these from PC World a couple of weeks ago. Fantastic bargain. Might get another one for my son's PC now.

Will this work on a mac?

Great deal, voted hot

Thanks, just ordered one.

hot!
How many channel it can get?

mcs_frank

hot!How many channel it can get?



Loads more than a normal freeview box...:roll:

Vista Compatible?

Thanks, ordered one

biglugs- had a quick look and could not find a review so if its c--p is it ok to blame you:)

darren999

Loads more than a normal freeview box...:roll:



really?

wow!! what a bargain







:roll:

Looks like this isn't compatible with the GB-PVR software so I hope the software is good, not much info on this on the web.

main concern is if it has BDA drivers so other software other than the bundled software can be used with the unit and cannot locate any reviews for it.

fantastic price either way. HEAT Added

What is the picture quality like from this? The aerial that comes with it looks like one I tried to use with my freeview box which picked up no channels at all has everyone here got satisfactory results from it?

Do these actually work in hotels etc? i spend a lot of time in premier travel inns and would be great to get E4 but cant see the aerial being much use looking at it

I bought a freecom one of these as a result of a previous HUKD offer, loads of great reviews at ebuyer, didnt even get me a single channel as the aerial is way too small to be of any use. And the nice letter I got from the TV licencing people at my work address (where the unit was delivered) was even more annoying.

No remote included, but otherwise an OK price. Voted +

The aerials that come with these things are, to put it lightly, cheap pieces of ****... They are fine for letting you sample a couple of channels but it will depress you seeing exactly how many channels it picks up... I think it's the same mini aerial that comes with most of the DVB-T sticks.

Anywhoo, after I hooked my rooftop aerial to my old Freecom DVB-T, I got all of the channels available. Sadly after just a couple of months the thing died - sent it away for warranty replacement 2 weeks ago but as of yet nothing back.

I've not had any experience with this particular one but generally the software that comes with these things are rubbish and sometimes pretty buggy, so for me it's important that BDA drivers exist for the stick, as it lets you use 3rd party apps - there are many out there, and usually far better than the software you get bundled with the stick.

Personally I would be a little weary about a stick this cheap and with no reviews anywhere to be seen.

I agree with the above comments. There is so little info on the web about this product that you will struggle to find any useful info if you have problems. It's a great price, but for a few pounds more I would go for a brand which has more of a reputation for PVR devices (Pinnacle, Haupage etc).

Some of these sticks are great - good signal, reasonable software, media center / other application compatible - but some are rubbish. This is a good price, but it's not amazing - Scan regularly have similar devices for the same sort of money (although there's some postage on top).

As for the tiny ariels: they're generally useless at the moment, but when Freeview is turned up to full power (when they turn off the analogue signals), they may work a bit sometimes. You should expect to use the same kind of ariel you'd use for your main TV in general, though.

Example of possible better option: KWorld USB DVB-T dongle from Scan currently £11.74 + delivery on their "today only" page. That offer will end at mid day, but they often have a similar offer on these - and they work with Media Center, so they should work with most different software. And they include a remote control.

I tried an identical looking device from Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-900 but it didn't work with my older laptop as it needed the faster USB2 interface.

I recently saw this PCMCIA TV card which looks attractive.

Link: ]Hauppauge Expresscard

does this work in mce?

LiGhTfasT

Do these actually work in hotels etc? i spend a lot of time in premier … Do these actually work in hotels etc? i spend a lot of time in premier travel inns and would be great to get E4 but cant see the aerial being much use looking at it



Can you not plug the hotel aerial into it?

I have this and the aerial supplied is as good as useless. Picks up 0 channels.

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Example of possible better option: KWorld USB DVB-T dongle from Scan … Example of possible better option: KWorld USB DVB-T dongle from Scan currently £11.74 + delivery on their "today only" page. That offer will end at mid day, but they often have a similar offer on these - and they work with Media Center, so they should work with most different software. And they include a remote control.


Thanks for that info, got myself a couple of bargains there this morning.

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Example of possible better option: KWorld USB DVB-T dongle from Scan … Example of possible better option: KWorld USB DVB-T dongle from Scan currently £11.74 + delivery on their "today only" page. That offer will end at mid day, but they often have a similar offer on these - and they work with Media Center, so they should work with most different software. And they include a remote control.



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Check the review ;-)

siliconbits

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/shopper/reviews/85141/kworld-dvbt-300u.htmlCheck … http://www.pcpro.co.uk/shopper/reviews/85141/kworld-dvbt-300u.htmlCheck the review ;-)



Meh. Good quality device. **** software. BDA drivers included.

I think there might be an easy solution here. ;-)

tenrohle

Will this work on a mac?




You might get it to work with some third party software but I doubt it.

I bought the Hauppage from Tesco for a similar price recently and that works with EyeTV from Elgato. Its about 40 Euros for the software I think but its a really incredible piece of kit...turns your mac into a PVR with very intuitive controls and great picture quality.

And to reiterate, these sticks will only work well with an external aerial...

woohoomoo

I've not had any experience with this particular one but generally the … I've not had any experience with this particular one but generally the software that comes with these things are rubbish and sometimes pretty buggy, so for me it's important that BDA drivers exist for the stick, as it lets you use 3rd party apps - there are many out there, and usually far better than the software you get bundled with the stick.



Can you suggest the best software to use? I'm using ComproDTV2, which came with my card and haven't been that impressed with it.

i use vista's media centre thing, its brill, but as someone stated you need to check if it has BDA drivers first.

if i split the output from my sky box could I watch sky on my pc?

why has this post received so much heat when so many people seem to be saying that the deal is a bit poo? Can someone explain please

I use media portal software - free and pretty good (I have the kworld mentioned above but should work as long as this is bda compatible)

if i split the output from my sky box could I watch sky on my pc?


Don't see why not, as the Sky output is just a standard aerial connection.

I don't know if this has been mentioned or not and I know this isn't from ebuyer however when I bought a TV Tuner from them I received a letter approx 2-3 weeks later from the TV Liscening company asking for me to get a TV liscence (even though I bought it at an address with one).

fungus

if i split the output from my sky box could I watch sky on my pc?



Although I havent tried it myself, my best guess would be no. You cannot use a co ax cable coming out of your sky box to run this.

The main reason is that Sky runs on the DVB-S whereas this I believe runs on DVB-T ( S is for satelite broadcast and T is for terrestrial.)

Therefore technically the kit will be looking for a signal that doesnt exist.

I would be interested to see if anyone has actually tried this and if so, what result they got from it.

Wildheart79

Although I havent tried it myself, my best guess would be no. You cannot … Although I havent tried it myself, my best guess would be no. You cannot use a co ax cable coming out of your sky box to run this.The main reason is that Sky runs on the DVB-S whereas this I believe runs on DVB-T ( S is for satelite broadcast and T is for terrestrial.)Therefore technically the kit will be looking for a signal that doesnt exist.I would be interested to see if anyone has actually tried this and if so, what result they got from it.



Yes but what if you have fed the RF from your aerial to the sky box to take advantage of its loop thru ?

The normal signal for terrestrial tv is still available on the RF outs.

Doesn't work for Sky. The RF out is Analog. This is a digital tuner.

It does work in France though......... (TNT)

Got mine last night, it is NOT compatible with Vista (there aren't even any new drivers on the Creative website, and I couldn't find any compatible 3rd party BDA ones). So in a nutshell, if you've got Vista - don't bother with this, I've sent mine back.

Mine arrived today and as above found it is [COLOR="Black"]NOT[/COLOR] Vista compatible. Packed and ready for return to Amazon.

Snakelet

Mine arrived today and as above found it is [COLOR=black]NOT[/COLOR] … Mine arrived today and as above found it is [COLOR=black]NOT[/COLOR] Vista compatible. Packed and ready for return to Amazon.



If you send this back will postage be refunded on this?
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