Cinergy DT USB Diversity review

Are two heads better than one?

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Our Verdict

A well-executed dual tuner, although real signal improvement seems negligible


  • Versatile


  • Little discernable performance improvement

Diversity is the big noise in USB tuners, the theory being that two tuners can work in unison to provide a stronger signal.

If the signal is fine, they can be corralled into recording one programme while you watch another. In reality we found it very difficult to find any difference between diversity mode and standard signal sniffing. Still, having a dual tuner USB stick and flexible yet simple software is plenty useful.