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    USB TV Dongle

    Recently bought the following fron Scan http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Atmt-...riel-PC-Laptop
    It works on both my PC and laptop. Only slight problem is it has the occasional lag where the picture freezes ( instants of a second) then resumes. The PC for certain has plenty of processing power, memory etc so is not the cause. If the digital signal was weak I would expect picture break up as on a standard TV so i am wondering if the cause is the actual USB 2.0 connection has this sufficient bandwidth capacity to handle the signal all the time?
    At the price I paid around £7.50 (today only) is a steal. Bought as a trial unit and really was considering a PCI card which I assume will be more capable in handing a bigger signal.

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    Re: USB TV Dongle

    Doesnt look too different to my Freecom usb tv stick, probably uses the same oem model, what software are you using? It depends alot on software, some softwares crahs more then others, the software that came with my stick is pants, i use progdvb to watch tv, and it works fine most of the time, i do get stose freezes every now and again, i think it depends on the software and hardware.

    However I ordered this a few days ago: http://forums.hexus.net/current-barg...r-11-49-a.html

    Hoping it would work with VMC and better features then the usb one I have now.

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    Re: USB TV Dongle

    I bought a freecom one (i think) and suffered from the same problem, its the signal im 99% sure as i moved the Ariel and now its fine so i recommend trying that.
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    Re: USB TV Dongle

    Ive tried it on XP and 64 bit Vista using the software that came with the item not a great deal of difference but did fine a PC(not a great spec) at work was worse, hence my wondering how much the PC had to do with it. Will try and maximise the signal to check from that angle too.

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    Re: USB TV Dongle

    ^ the bundled software are usually rubbish, use third party apps such as progdvb and mediaportal, theres loads more, but for the freecom stick i have those two work with it best, mainly progdvb.

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