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    USB TV tuner options

    hi
    i'm looking for a TV tuner and FM receiver which i could plug in into the USB port as i've got all the others slots already filled with stuff..
    maybe someone knows a decent device that will work with RoadRunner as well?
    will this work?
    http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/produ...a_pvrusb2.html

    thanks

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    For FM/AM u should consider getting HD radio.

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    why hd? i might not have the satellite option in my country
    but are there any other USB tuners then (fm receiver built in too) ?

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    TV tuners typically have less than desirable FM antenna strength. Nothing like your HU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vull View Post
    why hd? i might not have the satellite option in my country
    but are there any other USB tuners then (fm receiver built in too) ?
    HD radio is not sat radio, its free off the air. Its new technology FM/AM radio that sound really nice.

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    cool. is there any with usb interface? or with usb tvtuner?

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    No its serial interface, you can get a serial>usb converter if you want usb. The tv/radio combos usually lack the reception and features.

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    i'm still thinking about the usb FM/tv device.
    i could use the car's antenna to get better reception? tv would be an extra..

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    The FCC has said that analogue signal transmission will stop in January 2009 (may have been extended) so why would you want to put all that money into hardware that picks up analogue signals?
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    ok. but which hd radio should i get then? is there a HD radio thread?

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