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USB Freeview TV!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by simongrahamuk, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. simongrahamuk
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    Got my Christmas Prezzie to myself today:

    A Freecom USB Freeview TV adapter

    Basically it's an adapter no bigger than a standard USB stick that lets me watch digital TV through my laptop.

    So far it's Great!

    :biggrin
     
  2. Bluerinse
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    Cool hey Simon. I presume it needs USB2 to function? I really would like TV on my lappy but it's only a P3 and USB1.1

    What is the minimum spec? Can you fire up a link please?
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    It's a USB 2 device, but my lappy's only USB 1.1 and it still works great. Goes a bit jerkey if you try and do other stuff on the laptop tho.

    I bought it from http://www.maplin.co.uk just do a search for A19FF.

    8)
     
  4. Bluerinse
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    Cheers mate, you're a diamond :p
     
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  5. noelg24

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    Looks good indeed...think I might get meself one...:D
     
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  6. Pady

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    saw these on ebuyer a while back and have been desperately looking for an excuse to get one :)
     
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  7. Baba O'Riley

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    Not a bad price either. I saw them reviewed in a magazine and the RRP was £100.
     
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  8. Neall

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    Ive seen these before and always wondered what exactly they were.

    They were advertised as free Digital TV... is it just the freeview channels that are available?

    Neall
     
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  9. simongrahamuk
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    As far as I can tell Neall it's just like standard freeview, all of the channels are available if you can pick up the signal.

    I do have the option to perform scans for other country based stations, but haven't tried that yet.

    8)
     
  10. Neall

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    Yeah Yeah :tongue
     
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  11. FAT36

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    If you're looking to buy, try ebuyer they're only £42.... :D
     
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  12. _omni_

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    does it get the standard channels too, like BBC etc? cuz i don't have a TV (hate them) but i have to see the World Cup!
     
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  13. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Anything that you can get on freeview, i.e. all the BBC's, ITV, Ch4, etc, you can get on this. 8)
     
  14. _omni_

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    sweet! cheers. :)
     
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  15. law123

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    @Simon can you tell me what the minumum spec is. As I have an old laptop running win98 it has only a P2 233MHz and 32MB of ram.
     
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  16. kemo_1

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    :rolleyes: I got one paying £15.00. After installation I did many scannings and at last found 13 channells but I can't watch properly, because of poor signal. I am living in London and Freeview website says reception in my area must be good.
     
  17. Bluerinse
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    Do you have an outside aerial which is pointing at a dig transmitter?
     
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  18. zimbo
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    are these the channels you get??
     
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