TV tuner

  • Tiny Asus USB TV tuner turns your laptop into a PVR

    This Express TV stick thing could be pretty handy. Of course, there are other TV tuner solutions out there, but are any this portable and sport 4GB of storage? Great for catching up on network TV, and you can record right to your hard drive as well. It’s a bit bulky for a thumbdrive (try this one if you want small), but if you only want to carry one of the things around, why not make it a… Read More

  • Tivo announces software to turn your PC into TV recorder

    Remember back in November, we told you about Tivo jumping in the sack with Nero AG? Me either. Later today, presumably in the afternoon when everyone is awake, they will finally announce the software kit that will turn your PC into a Tivo box. Set to launch on October 15th, the Nero LiquidTV/TiVo PC will retail for $199, but those with a built-in TV tuner can opt for just the software, which… Read More

  • Millions of poor Japanese to get digital TV tuners for free

    In light of the end of analogue TV broadcasting in Japan in July 2011, the Japanese government today announced that it’s considering providing up to 1 million households on welfare in this country with digital TV tuners – for free. Another 15.8 million households consisting of elderly or disabled people may receive aid in the form of vouchers, cash, or free hardware. It is… Read More

  • Sony Announces PlayTV For PAL Territories

    Apparently Sony favors PAL countries more than us. Sony officially announced today the PlayTV, which is a combination TV tuner and PVR. The UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain will get first dibs early next year with the rest of the PAL territories getting in on the fun before we, NTSC, do. The details first announced weeks ago still hold true as PlayTV will run on DVB-T and will use a… Read More

  • AVerMedia Announces Hybrid TV Tuner Expresscard

    AVerMedia has released a Hybrid TV tuner ExpressCard that relays HD and analog content to your laptop. The AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Expresscard (could it get any longer?) allows you to watch OTA, coax Analog or OTA HD (1080i) TV on your laptop. Doesn’t that sound exhilarating? The only downside, for me, is that it’s certified for Windows XP and Vista, but no Mac support. This can all… Read More

  • Buffalo USB Digital TV Tuner For Macs

    Buffalo is showing Japanese Mac owners some love with the DH-KONE/U2MA digital TV tuner. It plugs right in via USB and has a built-in booster circuit with a highly sensitive tuner and a double noise filter that promises crisp pictures and sound. You can also connect the tuner to your home antenna by using an F-type conversion cable. It drops in Japan sometime this month for around $110. Did… Read More

  • Digital TV Tuner To Launch With PSP Slim

    Over in Japan where everything is cooler, better, and full of tentacles, you’ll have the luxury of watching TV on your PSP – at least when September 20th hits. To coincide with the launch of the PSP Slim, Sony will be selling a 1seg digital TV tuner add-on in Japan only. Though it’s not the best in terms of quality, it’s still TV and reminds me of the infamous TV… Read More

  • Sharp Announces Five HD Recorders

    Following the announcement of the new G-Series AQUOS LCD TVs Sharp has also announced five digital TV tuners that come in 250GB (DV-ACW72), 500GB (DV-ACW75) and 1TB (DV-ACW80) capacities. The top-of-the-line ACW series has two digital tuners, one analog tuner, two USB ports for photo transfer, HDMI and support for supports EPG (Electronic programming guide). The low-end AC series comes in… Read More

  • Kyocera Wonder Phone


    Kyocera today unleashed upon Japan the W51K, a device that I’m extremely jealous of. This svelte wonder comes with 65MB of on-board storage, TV tuner, FM tuner, MP3/video playback and a 2-megapixel camera. It also comes in three shades of cool: mirror orange, cyano blue and metallic silver. Read More