Today is the age of convergence. More and more products are being designed to cater to many different requirements. So, now you can choose to watch TV on your laptop and get rid of your TV. There are several ways to watch TV on your laptop. Using a USB TV adapter is one of them. Since USB TV adapters draw their processing capabilities from the laptop itself, therefore you should ensure that your laptop is powerful enough to take the load. Currently, most of the TV adapters are HDTV capable. Additionally, the package may include an antenna, remote control and recording program.
There are a number of TV adapters available in the market. However, the following are the more prominent ones:
PC TV FlashStick Nano: This adapter comes with PVR feature, which ensures that the user can record the videos on your computer. In simple words, it is the PC version of DVRs used for TV. You can also schedule the recordings, so you do not have to miss any episode of your favorite program. This stick is equipped with DVB-T USB tuner and also has a microSd card reader. This means that you can use this stick even with netbooks or other laptops without optical disc player. The stick also supports HDTV and the package includes a mini antenna and a remote control. The adapter also lets you pause and rewind live TV.
Freecom DVB-T USB Stick: Freecom adapter is arguably the world’s smallest TV adapter. This adapter supports DVB protocol and also has PVR/DVR capabilities. Although, the adapter is European Teletext capable, it is not compatible with UK Teletext. Again, the package contains standard accessories such as remote control, external antenna and manual/application discs. This stick can work with Laptop as well as desktop. It also lets you preview multiple channels. You can view full screen digital TV channels right on your computer or laptop screen. Its performance has received good rating and you can buy this product from the company website or Amazon.
Marmitek Freeview DVB-TV Adaptor: This USB plug in device lets you watch Freeview on your laptop. The package contains magnetic base antenna with a remote control. The package also features Cyberlink Powercinema software which enables you to use DVR functions such as pausing and rewinding the live TV. You can also use this gadget for receiving radio signal on your laptop. You can also record the videos and if you think you will not be around your laptop at the time of airing of the show you want to watch then you can simply schedule the recording. You need Windows XP or higher for using this device.
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