Hi ksebruce,Hi, I bought one of these. Supplied ariels are useless as I live in a weak signal area. Nevertheless I put a splitter on my external ariel and I can now get more channels than on my Sony Bravia TV. In my view it's worth the £20 just to use as a tiny freeview box. I can now watch one program on my TV and record another on my pooter. :thumb:
Hi Laurie,Asda have a really tiny Freeview "box" available for under £20 which plugs into a TV SCART socket directly - whole size of the gizmo is about 4 inches x 2 inches x 1 inch. Useful where space is very limited and no need for cables / extra footprint / yet another electronics box etc.Obviously still needs the external aerial connection to work.
Mind you their own-name brand Freeview box isn't big either - about 10"x6"x1"- and is also cheap - under £15 when I last looked. The laptop TV gizmos, if you can get them to work on your computer, are cute gadgets to play with(specially if you like gadgets as much as many of us seem to!!!) if you are in a strong signal area or have access to a good aerial, but are more or less redundant really, given the massive price drop and small Freeview "boxes" available. At under £20, if you have the spare cash, they won't break the bank if they aren't as successful as you had hoped.