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on 6 February 2008
The software is easy enough to install, however, it won't pick up more than 10-15 channels (and thats with a good ariel!).
But, that isn't the worst of the problems. Once it makes it past the "scanning" it crashes frequently, especially when changing channels and enabling "full screen mode". Sometimes it is so bad that it freezes up the entire computer, thus having to do a force restart. When trying to watch a film (or anything for that matter) it is insanely annoying having to restart the whole application every 5 minutes.
The third major problem was the screen size. For the first few days it worked at full screen size then after a praticularly bad freeze up when changing channels, it decided to resort to only one fourth of its normal screen size - a tiny, tiny picture! And no matter what I tried (uninstalling, reinstalling, etc, etc) it would not resort back to its original normal screen size.
This then brings me to the fourth problem which is the recording facility. To get past the tiny screen, I had to have it on record whenever I wanted to watch the TV. For some wierd reason this was the only thing which would allow it to resort to the normal size. However, if you wanted to watch what you recorded - think again! When I played my recordings back, I got a frozen picture with normal sound, utterly useless.
So all in all, I wasted £30+ on this piece of junk, not to mention an all the time I spent trying to get it working - and failing!