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Wannabe Geek

# 20471 27-Mar-2008 19:24
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Want to buy a USB TV Tuner and have narrowed it down to three choices (I think) but am unsure which would be best to get.
Have a new Toshiba Satellite A200 laptop running Vista.
Can't decide between:

Compro VideoMate U2700 USB TV BOX


Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe (Analog Terrestrial) TV Tuner, FM Radio, External, USB 2.0, 3x USB 2.0 Hub, with Remote  

Any pointers as to which is best?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 119140 27-Mar-2008 19:55
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Do you want dvb-t, dvb-s, or an analogue TV tuner?


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Wannabe Geek

  # 119145 27-Mar-2008 20:11
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Am not entirely sure about the differences between all three. Want something that will let me watch both analogue and digital in NZ.


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Uber Geek


  # 119175 27-Mar-2008 21:10
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DVB-S is Satellite. Probably not what you want on a notebook unless you carry a satellite in your back pocket.
DVB-T is Terrestrial, AKA broadcast off a mountain like your normal analogue tv signals.
So you want a DVB-T tuner that also does analogue.

Also, what are the specs of the laptop? DVB-T in NZ is upscaled to high definition H264 so requires a good computer to play it smooth.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 119181 27-Mar-2008 21:16
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2.2GHz, 2GB and 160GB?

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Uber Geek


  # 119211 27-Mar-2008 22:51
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Graphics card? the graphics chip in it is pretty important for DVB-T. What model is on the bottom of the laptop?

From those specs though it sounds fairly high end and should be fine, but some of the high end business ones have basic graphics cards.

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Uber Geek


  # 119236 28-Mar-2008 01:22
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Hvr-900 for sure. I use it with my simarly speced laptop.

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