Cordcutters dream device?

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3 months 7 hours ago #34451 by PEW
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3 months 9 minutes ago - 3 months 3 minutes ago #34452 by lexusl21
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Little confused on what this box does?

They recommended by TV app only get 2.6 rating

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2 months 4 weeks ago #34453 by KentE
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Basically-- It's a tuner/receiver for over-the-air television signals, and streams the programming over WiFi to watch on multiple devices in your house, instead of being connected directly to a television.

I'm not familiar with this model. I seem to remember Hauppauge was a recommended solution for watching TV on a computer, as the hardware-based tuner and converter was far more stable than a software-based solution.
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2 months 4 weeks ago #34454 by Chelle
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Hauppauge has been a leader in TV tuner devices for several decades. I've had their devices connected to several of my computers.
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2 months 4 weeks ago #34455 by lexusl21
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Ok for antennas. Got it

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2 months 4 weeks ago #34456 by KentE
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Well, this one may not be the Hauppauge of old. A quick look shows very poor reviews on Amazon, with most from people who seem to know what they're doing.....
It may be sold out at NewEgg, which might be a good thing for anyone considering this solution.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #34457 by lexusl21
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I got my aunt a dishpa dvrl for antennas once

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2 months 4 weeks ago #34458 by Chelle
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KentE wrote: Well, this one may not be the Hauppauge of old. A quick look shows very poor reviews on Amazon, with most from people who seem to know what they're doing.....
It may be sold out at NewEgg, which might be a good thing for anyone considering this solution.


I haven't read any of those reviews but I have lots of firsthand experience with these types of devices. I have a similar unit, made by WatchAir, and it works great-- but only if your network is set up well.

If you have a weak WiFi signal to your streaming device, or your home network is overloaded, or if all your neighbors are using the same wireless channels, or if your antenna isn't getting a decent signal from the broadcast station, then you're going to be frustrated.

If there's a hiccup in the signal that the antenna receives, or a hiccup in the network that interconnects the two, you'll get interruptions in the stream that can quickly become frustrating.
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2 months 4 weeks ago - 2 months 4 weeks ago #34459 by unbeknownst to me
This is a bit unrelated, but thought I'd share:

Back in September I bought a bunch of USB "over- the -air" TV Tuner sticks (for PC) from China for about $12 each.

It took them about 10 weeks to be delivered............but they are really cool!

Yes, they look and feel cheap, but you get a mini antenna and a mini remote control with them...and they actually work quite well.

Gave them out as stocking stuffers at Christmas. Everyone really liked them. Still use mine.

example:
www.ebay.com/itm/New-USB-2-0-Digital-DVB-T-HDTV-TV-Stick-Tuner-Recorder-Receiver-w-Remote-for-PC/302205044874?hash=item465cd3088a:g:JKQAAOSw44BYhzO6:rk:3:pf:1&frcectupt=true
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2 months 4 weeks ago #34461 by lexusl21
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unbeknownst to me wrote: This is a bit unrelated, but thought I'd share:

Back in September I bought a bunch of USB "over- the -air" TV Tuner sticks (for PC) from China for about $12 each.

It took them about 10 weeks to be delivered............but they are really cool!

Yes, they look and feel cheap, but you get a mini antenna and a mini remote control with them...and they actually work quite well.

Gave them out as stocking stuffers at Christmas. Everyone really liked them. Still use mine.

example:
www.ebay.com/itm/New-USB-2-0-Digital-DVB-T-HDTV-TV-Stick-Tuner-Recorder-Receiver-w-Remote-for-PC/302205044874?hash=item465cd3088a:g:JKQAAOSw44BYhzO6:rk:3:pf:1&frcectupt=true


For a tv or pc

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