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  1. KWorld DVBT-380U tuner review

    KWorld DVBT-380U tuner review

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    There's been a glut of tiny USB TV sticks appearing recently, each one filled with increasingly elaborate technology, yet still hanging neatly off the side of a notebook. Clearly, though, this takes a degree of technical expertise

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    Pinnacle PCTV Dual DVB-T review

    Pinnacle PCTV Dual DVB-T review

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    This Freeview PC adapter from Pinnacle comes with two portable antennas, and there's a UHF input, but Pinnacle has fallen short of including video inputs for capturing purposes. A shame, as the device comes with Pinnacle Studio Quickstart

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    DigiTV Master USB 2.0 review

    DigiTV Master USB 2.0 review

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    DigiTV is a neat DTT tuner that's powered by a PC's USB port, and is supplied with comprehensively featured software for viewing digital TV and radio channels. It will also stream channels - via UDP - across your network

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    Elgato EyeTV Diversity review

    Elgato EyeTV Diversity review

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    While there's a bewildering array of hardware options for receiving a digital TV signal on your Mac on the market, they all come with the same EyeTV software from Elgato, who also makes this new EyeTV Diversity.

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    Pinnacle PCTV DVB-T PCI review

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    In a market where set-up procedures are usually less than straightforward and software usually disappoints, it's good to see that Pinnacle understand what users expect.

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    MSI TVanywhere A/D review

    MSI TVanywhere A/D review

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    MSI is perhaps best known in the UK for its motherboards, but it also makes PCs, laptops, graphics cards and several interesting PC TV tuners. Its latest model, the TVanywhere A/D, supports FM radio, analogue and digital television.

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    Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 900 review

    Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 900 review

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    Its black styling makes the WinTV-HVR 900 stand out from the usual USB stick tuner crowd, ensuring that it attracts attention wherever you go. Unfortunately, its performance just can't match its looks

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    Genius TVGo DVB-T02Q review

    Genius TVGo DVB-T02Q review

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    The TVGo DVB-T02Q is an attractive, highly portable tuner that has a tiny remote and an antenna, although as usual you won't see very much without connecting it to a rooftop aerial.

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    Cyberlink PowerCinema 4 review

    Cyberlink PowerCinema 4 review

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    Most TV tuners offer quality hardware with some basic software thrown in, but this is different. CyberLink PowerCinema 4 is a powerful package, along the lines of Windows Media Center, that aims to provide for all your multimedia needs.

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    Cinergy T USB XE review

    Cinergy T USB XE review

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    Installing the Cinergy T USB XE proved to be pretty straightforward. Connect it to your antenna with the full-sized port, plug the tuner into your PC and it's recognised by Windows immediately.

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    AVerMedia Hybrid FM PCI review

    AVerMedia Hybrid FM PCI review

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    PCI TV tuners aren't normally difficult to install, but the AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid FM proved a rare exception. The antenna connector is recessed a little too far from the back of the card...

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    Pinnacle PCTV Dual DVB-T Pro PCI review

    Pinnacle PCTV Dual DVB-T Pro PCI review

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    Unlike most of the competition, the latest offering from Pinnacle is really two cards in one. It has a single coaxial connection for your aerial and a tiny socket for the bundled remote control receiver.

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    Pinnacle PCTV USB Stick review

    Pinnacle PCTV USB Stick review

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    Pinnacle supplied the simplest and most basic TV tuner for this group,as it only contains a digital tuner with no analogue facility. This is offset by the fact that it is also the cheapest tuner in this group.

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    KWorld DVB-T 310U review

    KWorld DVB-T 310U review

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    It's not the tiniest or most interesting-looking of its kind, but it will fit snugly into a USB 2.0 port on your PC or laptop. A small plastic aerial fitted with a magnetic base is included (though,unfortunately, we could not receive any channels using it)

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    KWorld DVB-T 310U review

    KWorld DVB-T 310U review

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    Media centre PCs have their advocates, but there are problems with many that are currently available, including size, noise and usability. Small-form factor machines offer a workaround, but they often do so at the expense of system expansion...

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    Pinnacle MediaCenter 100e review

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    Media centres (or Centers in this case) are sprouting up everywhere. It's all starting to get a little crowded in this space mainly due to the fact that Microsoft didn't license the name 'Media Center' when it launched its Media Center software

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