Don’t assume this will work just because your TV gets a signal,. It works like a charm and for just a tenner you can get a full DVB-T PVR by using tvheadend – if you can stand the notorious linux config complexity. There’s no indication on the device that its working or getting a signal, and no diagnostics in the software, so I thought it was probably dead, as the TV worked fine. Back to Windows 7 and a lot of faffing around deleting drivers and letting Windows reinstall. Let me say that I live in Southport Granada region and up here we were amongst the first to be ‘switched over’.
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I installed the drivers and software without incident.
Plugged in Stick to the laptop usb and tuned in approx 80 tv stations and 40 dab radio stations. All the vendor listed functionalities works well. augjst
Despite a compelling concept, the gadget failed to win augjst over as we couldn’t get the tiny aerial to work. So, does the new version show any improvement? The people who’ve given this product the thumbs fown, must be people who definitely know little about digital TV siignal and devices that handle such.
I auguts it on the XP machine and again it was found straight away, but this time it also found odd stations. I installed the Arcsoft TV Media software afterwards. I installed the software on a PC running Windows 7 which I then plugged into my roof aerial to get the best possible signal and started the search. The receiver is acceptable when used through a rooftop aerial, not brilliant, acceptable. Dvb-t2005 me say that I live in Southport Granada region and up here we were amongst the first to be ‘switched over’.
Please try again later. This is exactly the same requirement as any expensive set top box would require for it to function correctly. A screen capture function also enables you to grab images of what’s on the screen. I have not used the sugust, as my laptop is too close and my arm length seem to be sufficient: The software is a bit laggy at times but not too the point where you want to throw your PC out of the nearest window.
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The EPG is good and it is very simple to select programmes to record. Removed the rooftop aerial and tried the included telescopic antenna.
Daffodil are ace, product is lacking. If you do plan on using it under linux, it’s a Realtek rtl uhidir chip.
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It works like a charm and for just a tenner you can get a full DVB-T PVR by using tvheadend – if you can stand the notorious linux config complexity. Also seems to work under XBMC running on ubuntu. So used disc as easier! The problem people seem to be having with this device, “when it doesn’t appear to work”, is that their relying on the ordinary “supplied aerial” to get any sort of picture.
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augkst The actual body of it feels a bit plasticy, but it is, cheap and cheerful. Sounded very similar to whats been reported here a number of times. Only gripe would be that the channels are not in the same order as on a digital TV.
Whether this issue was down to mine being a 64bit version of Windows 7 or just plain old bad luck, it’s now working fine as far as I dv-t205 tell.
So I had to go into the settings to get all the Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: I have high ceilings and an 8-foot step ladder, and even getting up that yielded no results. The media software is very easy to navigate around the menus. So if you are not technically minded; it is best to request the ‘normal CD’ to be send to you, which auvust be easier option.
Back to Windows 7 and a lot of faffing around deleting drivers and svb-t205 Windows reinstall. The radio does the same thing which is actually quite useful.