I found a website called "chinavasion.com" purchased a USB TV stick from there for next to nothing. This is the tv tuner I purchased.
After getting the box (3 days later including the w/end - very fast) I plugged it in and now cant locate any channel although the hardware installed fine. Thinking it could be due to poor reception however doing some digging and came up with the following info.
The device modulation uses 16QAM and looking at our freeview specs here in NZ we run on 64QAM. Would this alone be enough to stop the TV from streaming (or finding channels)?
I had a look on TM and found other sellers selling this exact model - which made me think maybe 16QAM works here in NZ and has lead me to posting on here.
In short should the above linked USB dongle work with freeview here in NZ (considering 16QAM vs 64QAM)