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    Default USB TV stick

    May I have your recommendations on a USB TV stick adaptor that will allow me to watch TV shows on the PC. Thanks.

    factors (not in any order of importance):

    a. ease of use
    b. reasonable price
    c. will not clash with other software in PC
    d. will not cause crash or freeze of PC
    e. can receive many channels.
    f. need to or need not connect to main CATV aerial connector. (have seen some with table top tiny aerial provided)
    g. some say hardware based (a bit more expensive) TV conversion is much better than software based TV conversion - where to find these hardware based ones. Heard that the software based conversion taxes the PCs Intel chip a lot.
    h. which are the most reliable brands that we can buy and available in the shops.
    i. can allow recording of TV shows onto the PC.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 25th May 2008 at 12:46 PM.

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    I think Pinnacle has a lot of different USB Stick which are quite good and reliable.

    You can find in major IT shops.....Challenger or Cybermind

    http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSit...cts/PCTV/PCTV/

    It's about SGD$160-$180.....

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    Try to get one from an established brand that updates their drivers often... last time I got this no-name-brand USB TV receiver box (takes in signal from standard TV antenna cable), it stopped working after one particular Windows update. All the tech support could advise me to do is to "format my hard drive". Very useful advice, hah.

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    Yah, agree fly by night no use. cheaper a bit but useless.


    bought a snazzi (local brand I think) long ago but found it not good. so never use.
    caused so much buzzing and furious hardisk action.
    I think working overtime to convert the signal by software means.

    Pinnacle may be more reliable.

    Is Haupage good?

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    for those with tiny antenna wire connectors, you need to place the antenna at the window to receive the broadcast signal.

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