Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: Our Verdict It works well when it works, but too often it simply doesn’t. The product works well if you’re in a area with strong Freeview reception, otherwise you’ll be left looking at a blank screen. Against Need good Freeview reception. Recorded material can then be browsed as a series of handy thumbnail images, and the software also lets you capture stills and store them on your computer.
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Getting going is straightforward enough: Unfortunately, the reality is something of a disappointment. Overall, the DVB-T works well when you can get a strong enough Freeview signal, otherwise you’ll be left disappointed. It only took about a minute to scan through all of the available Freeview channels, including digital radio stations.
You can also pause live TV and start watching recorded TV before the recording is complete. The product works well if you’re in a area with strong Freeview reception, otherwise you’ll be left looking at a blank screen. When it came to testing the aerial we were pleasantly surprised to find that the signal was augudt, and the pictures and sound were as good as can be expected given the broadcast sources available.
Our Verdict A great option for getting Freeview on the go. Sporting a contemporary blue and yellow design, the user interface is simple dvb-t201g intuitive. A detailed EPG lets you know what’s on and set reminders or schedule a recording. Pictures are crisp and clear, although obviously this will be influenced by the quality of your computer monitor and the same must be said for the audio, which dvb-t201v only as good as your PC speakers.
After plugging the device into a rooftop aerial feed rather than the supplied antennawe got the chance to see how the DVB-T is supposed to work. So, does the new version show any improvement? 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. Despite several attempts to position the small aerial that’s provided, the display still read ‘No signal’.
Against Need good Freeview reception. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: Software and driver installation is a doddle and takes only a few minutes, while it takes a further five to scan through all the channels.
You can also use the one-touch recording facility if you decide to record something at the last minute.
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Recorded material can then be browsed as a series of handy thumbnail images, and the software also lets you capture stills and store them on your computer. After that the installation of the drivers and software BlazeVideo HDTV Player was simple, but we reached a bit of a dead-end when it came to scanning for channels. So, it seems that unless your Freeview signal is of a certain strength, it won’t work. A screen capture function also enables you to grab images of what’s on sugust screen.
Despite a compelling concept, the gadget failed to win us over as we couldn’t get the tiny aerial to work. Our Verdict It db-t201b well when it works, but too often it simply doesn’t.
This compact device from August enables you to watch TV on your laptop, wherever you are, providing you’re in an area of strong Freeview reception, that is.
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.