Tv reception problem solved?! :))

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  1. RichyB

    RichyB Read Only Funster

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    For those of you who may be having reception problems, and who may be fairly capable with computers I decided to try USB freeview. When joining 3G mobile broadband I received a free welcome gift 'Hauppage Win TV'. You get a USB dongle, a small Ariel and a software disc. I'd forgotten about this for some 12 months, so decided to try it in my motorhome. Depending upon the area you are currently parked in dictates which channels are available, but mine has never picked up less than 60 even when way out in the sticks. But the main thing is no matter which channels you get reception is BRILLIANT! Dvd quality. To purchase the system only costs £30 or so, well worth a try! Love to all, Richy :BigGrin:
     
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    Not sure I am understanding what it is you have but if it is a dongle wouldn't it depend if you were 'urban' enough to get a mobile signal ? ( not saying its no good, just asking/clarifying )
     
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    Hi Graham,
    I understand the question. The device is simply a USB Digital laptop TV receiver dongle. But lets say that so far I've found it capable of receiving 60+ channels where there has been no decent normal TV signal. it comes supplied with a small magnetic ariel which connects to the dongle. But you can link it to your usual van ariel if you wish, the connections are the same. It just seems to be 100x better than using a normal TV receiver.
     
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    I think it will be one of these [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Adapter-Dongle-Freeview-Receiver/dp/B000OF1EJM[/ame]

    Dave
     
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    ...by the way, once you've installed and registered the software, you don't need internet connection to watch the TV!
     
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    Sounds good. Does anyone know if France or Spain have a version of freeview? It would be great to watch free tv on a laptop even in French or Spanish. If I take an ordinary tv would I get anything at all without a satellite? I seem to think you used to be able to get either picture or sound but not both.
     
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