TV tuners for your computer are pretty old hat, but ones that also work on your smartphone or tablet are new and exciting.
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Hauppauge has fitted two digital DVB-T tuners inside its Nova-TD tuner, which probably explains the relatively chunky nature of this USB device. It measures 31mm wide, which might cause problems with neighbouring ports unless you use the supplied USB extension cable.
Installing a digital satellite card in your PC allows you to keep up with all your favourite satellite TV channels - and listen to satellite radio - on your computer desktop while you work. It also lets you timeshift and record programmes
This veritable Swiss Army knife of the PC TV world will bring to your desktop the wonders of both analogue and digital terrestrial TV, FM radio plus digital satellite.
In the world of PC-based satellite reception typically you need different tuner cards that specifically cater for satellite and terrestrial reception, and only a few recent PC satellite products support the DVB-S2 modulation used by FTA hi-def channels
As with the Terratec, we didn't see much difference when diversity mode was switched on, but having two tuners crammed into a single stick gives it a big tick on our approval register
Why go for one broadcast standard when you can tote all four that are currently used in the UK? This all but ensures that anywhere you are in the country, you'll be able to scrounge some televisual joy.