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. The radio does the same thing which is actually quite useful. The receiver is acceptable when used through a rooftop aerial, not brilliant, acceptable. There’s also a remote control, but we’re not sure why you’d need one if you’re sitting in front of your computer. When it came to testing the aerial we were pleasantly surprised to find that the signal was strong, and the pictures and sound were as good as can be expected given the broadcast sources available.

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Waffling aside didn’t mean to write this muchmy summary is this: Following the instructions for Windows 7, everything seemed to install fine, and NextPVR and WMC both saw the tuner, but neither would actually find any channels. I do recommend this seller. One person found this helpful. I suppose it should be obvious that you need to disable power management to do unattended recordings, TotalMedia isn’t able to wake the laptop up from sleep.

Arrived quickly and followed instructions to install! All reviewers Verified purchase only All reviewers All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star only 1 star only All positive All critical All stars All formats Size: Whether you like this device or not will probably depend on whether you run it on Windows or under Linux. Some may argue that my experience is down to my signal.


So used disc as easier! Buy a couple and for free, you can have a pretty nice soft PVR, and wine, buy wine. 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 can tell.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Only gripe would be that the channels are not in the same order as on a digital TV. Our Verdict A great option for getting Freeview on the go.

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Get to Know Us. The provided mobile aerial is absolutely useless I live in a good reception area, but still the provided aerial is of no use!

Then it worked like a charm. We don’t get a strong signal and had new aerial and mast amplifier installed before the switchover. This time the manufacturer isn’t going to be left with egg on its face, and the instructions strongly suggest that a rooftop aerial should be used for the initial setup and channel scan.

Item arrived very promptly I only gave 2 stars because of Daffodil, the item alone would get a lower score. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. It might sugust you if you were on holiday for a week but not as a full time TV replacement.


This is when I straight away noticed an issue. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Great to record programmes to take away to foreign parts and play back when abroad. The media software is very easy to navigate around the menus.

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Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. I connected it to the roof aerial, some times the signals receiver drops when it feels like it My TV works perfectly well with the Roof Aerial, so I dvb-h205 it is not to do with the aerial signal qualityI guess the USB dongle doesnt always pick signal from aerial cable!

As for the telescopic antenna Augkst make sure that you’ve entered a valid question. 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. Windows Media Centre listed loads of channels and even accepted commands sent by the remote.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. No idea how the portable aerial works, but suspect good idea to use external aerial to tune in and then use portable aerial to ajgust.