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Freecom DVB-T Hybrid USB Stick - Analog TV & Digital Freeview Receiver, black

by Freecom
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Analogue Input: Yes
  • Brand of Graphic Chip: Not Applicable
  • Decoder: Software Decoder
  • Digital Broadcast Standard: DVB-T
  • Digital Input: Yes
  • Direct 3D Compatible: Not Applicable
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
  • Encoder: No
  • Firewire: No
  • GPU Model (Graphic Card): Not Applicable
  • HD ready: No
  • Number of Output Channels: Not Applicable
  • Open GL Compatible: Not Applicable
  • Radio Reception: Yes
  • Remote Control: No
  • Sound System: Not Applicable
  • TV Input: Yes
  • TV Output: No
  • Time Shifting Function: Yes
  • Type: TV/ Sat Card
  • Type of Bus: Not Applicable
  • Type of Card: External
  • Type of Memory: Not Applicable
  • Videotext/Teletext: -
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandFreecom
Item Weight27 g
Product Dimensions8.6 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Item model number27442
Tuner TechnologyDigital TV
Lithium Battery Energy Content0.48 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_packed_with_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight2.4 grams
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells1
  
Additional Information
ASINB000GK8AE2
Best Sellers Rank 111,080 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
Date First Available28 Jun 2006
  
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

World's smallest digital entertainment center! The Freecom Hybrid USB TV Stick brings you into the Analog & Digital World of TV Programs, without monthly subscription! You can now receive and watch FREE Analog & Digital TV Signals directly on your computer screen. With the Freecom DVB-T USB Stick, you can decode, watch and record Analog & Digital TV and Radio on your notebook or desktop. The Freecom Hybrid USB TV Stick frees you from television network programming schedules and allows you to easily record television on your PC so you can watch shows when you want to. Then you can burn them to disc and watch episodes of your favorite show over and over again. You will be amazed how such a small stick allows you to access free analog & digital TV and radio signals including teletext where ever you are. Turn your notebook or desktop into a digital entertainment center and live the digital life.

Product Description

Technical DataInput Device / Input Adapter TypeDVB-T receiver / analogue TV tunerTechnical DataInput Device / Form FactorExternalTechnical DataVideo Input / Digital Video FormatMPEG-2Technical DataDimensions & Weight / Widthcm2.8Technical DataDimensions & Weight / Depthcm8.6Technical DataDimensions & Weight / Heightcm1.5Technical DataDimensions & Weight / Weightg25Technical DataSystem Requirements / OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows XP SP1 or laterTechnical DataHeader / Product LineDVB-T & Analog TV USB stickTechnical DataHeader / CompatibilityPCTechnical DataHeader / ManufacturerFreecom TechnologiesTechnical DataInput Device / Interface TypeUSBTechnical DataHeader / Packaged Quantity1


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good 16 Oct 2006
I recieved the USB stick last friday and quickly had the installation done and was searching for channels. The first time i searched I only got about 35 channels but with some moving of the arial I now have 60+. Where I live not every channel works but there are many that do. Sometimes it does stutter a bit but other then that it works fine, and what can you expect for such a small thing. It may be bacause my computer doesnt meet the recommended spec so that could be a cause for the stutter.

The only thing i would like to see different is to be able to choose where you want you recordings. With the software it has to be in /my documents/my videos which is ok if you have alot of space on your drive but for me and maybe other people i would have prefered to be able to choose where i wanted them.

overall i am pleased with this and can recomend it!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - with external antenna 19 Dec 2006
By John
I've had one of these for over a year. There was no reception using the supplied baby antenna but once I had hooked it up to the household TV distribution system it picked up many stations (in what is said to be a marginal DTV reception area). don't expect the supplied antenna to work unless you live very close to a transmitter.

It is very useful to be able to work on the computer and have the TV running in the background. No longer do I have to spend time in another room watching a TV simply to wait for something like the weather forecast.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars But be careful with Vista 19 July 2007
The product worked fine on my Dell with XP as its operating system.
I had to connect the main house aerial but thereafter picked up 66 channels.
However when I tried to use it with my new computer (also Dell) it gave a great picture but corrupted the DVD driver such that it disappeared.
I had to restore to prior to the software installation.

The remote control would not work either.

The lesson is that the software is just not compatible with Vista and this was confirmed by the Freecom. If you have Vista or expect to upgrade in the fore-seeable future then do not buy this product.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tv/Great value 9 Sep 2007
Recieved on time[good old amazon], took just 10 minutes to set up
it is fantastic, at present on analog[no freeview in my area]the picture is outstanding with just my rooftop arial, should have got one a long time ago, would recomend to anyone with a PC and no tv card, just plug in and it's all systems go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it's great 16 Feb 2008
i have been having problem scanning for channels,i almost return it back, but a friend of mine came to my house 2day and put d little ariel outside my window and i try again 2 scan 4 channals and i have got 30 cannels now, i will keep trying. what i am trying to say it that a little patients will make it work. i thinks this freecom is great. am glad. i will recommended it to anyone. and the support i got online from support uk is fabulous. thanks
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT VISTA COMPATIBLE 25 July 2008
Ok, so I threw caution to the wind when I bought this product thinking my IT skills would overcome any issues that others have posted.
How wrong I was! Product simply refuses to function with VISTA home premium 32bit.

Overall avoid if you're using VISTA - there are products out there which function in VISTA seek them out and save your money.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dismayed optimist 7 Jan 2007
I started off with high hopes, but...

My 9 month old Evesham PC with Windows XP Media Centre Edition (2002) SP2 and all updates warned me against loading the Stick's software because Microsoft had never heard of it, then created a recovery point when I went ahead regardless - just as well since, when using the software to scan for TV channels, it crashed the system. Repeated attempts to make sense of it over a period of about three hours all failed. A plea for help to Freecom Customer Service went unheeded for six days, so it was time to pack it up and return it to Amazon as 'incompatible with my system'.

If this Stick is incompatible with an up-to-date mainstream system like mine, just what is it compatible with?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Works but only on limited number of channels
Unimpressed with the software. Electronic Programme Guide only gaves limited information. The earlier versio I have is far better and makes it much easier to save future... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Alex Pickering
4.0 out of 5 stars This works with an attached aerial - only
Bought this for the World Cup 2010. Living in a tent in central asia would be the ultimate test. It did not work stand alone using the antennae provided, however, once an... Read more
Published on 5 Dec 2010 by Cunny40
2.0 out of 5 stars Good when it works
Worked well for 2 years, received all digital channels and recorded well. However, the software is a bit of a mess and eventually the tuner died. Read more
Published on 4 Dec 2009 by deus1066
1.0 out of 5 stars Problems problems
Installed the s/w and plugged in the USB stick. Then the problems started.
Remote would not work and then new s/w just kept crashing the system(Vista). Read more
Published on 29 Jun 2008 by G. Payne
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't actually receive analogue
I bought one of these last year, and despite everything I could try, have been totally unable to get it to receive analogue signals. Read more
Published on 23 Jan 2008 by PJ Lightning
1.0 out of 5 stars Worse than useless
Having recieved this product in better than expected time, imagine my disappointment when I tried the product and found the results less than usable![... Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2006 by Roger
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