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    TV turner for laptop, help needed

    I need a USB TV turner for my laptop. I'm not sure what I'm suppose to look for.

    One thing I know is, that my laptop has 1920x1200 screen, so ideally I'm after a HD turner, cos without proper upscaling, standard defination TV will look pretty bad on WUXGA screen.

    But are there freeview HD broadcast in UK? if so are there any recommendations?

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    No freeview HD at the moment, supposed to be in the next couple of years, what channels are you trying to get? i had a USB tuner for my laptop but the aerial that come with them are totally useless

    Original Poster

    Just the normally channels + any extras...

    I prefer not to have messy aerial if possible...

    Quicklite;5299897

    Just the normally channels + any extras...I prefer not to have messy … Just the normally channels + any extras...I prefer not to have messy aerial if possible...



    I bought a cheapo one of ebay, but i have looked at others and all the aerials seem to be the same, orrible things, is it to watch on the move etc?

    Have a look here, i think Pinnacle make good ones,

    amazon.co.uk/s/r…tv+

    I had one and if was connected to a proper aerial it was fantastic but using the little bit of wire and plastic that came with it it never got a signal... total waste of time and money.... You will need to carry a satellite dish to get Freesat HD! :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Whats zotoo about? there is nothing on that site when i looked

    mosskeeto;5300208

    I had one and if was connected to a proper aerial it was fantastic but … I had one and if was connected to a proper aerial it was fantastic but using the little bit of wire and plastic that came with it it never got a signal... total waste of time and money.... You will need to carry a satellite dish to get Freesat HD! :thumbsup:



    I can never see the point of hooking it up to a proper aerial as surely you would have a tv nearby anyway?

    Quicklite;5300318

    Whats zotoo about? there is nothing on that site when i looked



    I use the bbc iplayer, 4od and itv catch up etc, is that not an option for you? its just like has been said unless you hook it up to a proper aerial the signal is hit and miss

    Joost is a great service,

    joost.com/

    Original Poster

    I use mobile internet, so its not possible to use online service; which is why i need a hardware solution.

    Quicklite;5300426

    I use mobile internet, so its not possible to use online service; which is … I use mobile internet, so its not possible to use online service; which is why i need a hardware solution.



    PCW did a group test, have a look here:

    pcw.co.uk/per…ers

    clondikemike;5300349

    I can never see the point of hooking it up to a proper aerial as surely … I can never see the point of hooking it up to a proper aerial as surely you would have a tv nearby anyway?



    I did it to test it because I couldnt get a picture out of it!!
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