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Default Dell to offer $50 digital TV tuner for Mini series - 01-09-2009, 05:32 PM

[news-img:25f3e5j6]/images/news/tvtuner.jpg[/news-img:25f3e5j6]Dell have just announced (along with many other things today) a USB digital TV tuner especially crafted for the Dell Mini range of netbooks.

From the image it appears to simply plug into a USB and it uses a telescopic aerial to get signal. First question that pops into my mind is why it doesn't harness the use of the existing antennae for wifi/3G, possibly a hardware implication?

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Default Re: Dell to offer $50 digital TV tuner for Mini series - 01-09-2009, 11:08 PM

I can't believe HDTV will work smoothly when Hulu is so choppy.
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Default Re: Dell to offer $50 digital TV tuner for Mini series - 01-10-2009, 01:19 AM

They didn't say HDTV, they said DTV.. DTV is SD resolution. And SD Hulu plays just fine on my Mini9..


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Default Re: Dell to offer $50 digital TV tuner for Mini series - 01-10-2009, 03:17 AM

Its nice to have options but I think I'll have to stick with my slingbox. Something integrated would be nice I cant stand something hanging out the side.


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Default Re: Dell to offer $50 digital TV tuner for Mini series - 01-10-2009, 01:34 PM

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They didn't say HDTV, they said DTV.. DTV is SD resolution.
No. DTV ("Digital TV") is ATSC digital transmission. It can be SD or HD. They say this to distinguish it from analog NTSC. (These terms are US - other countries have different analog and digital standards.)


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Lightbulb Re: Dell to offer $50 digital TV tuner for Mini series - 01-10-2009, 05:46 PM

so now to wait for it to be released so we can see an internal mod of their 9.


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Default Re: Dell to offer $50 digital TV tuner for Mini series - 02-09-2009, 09:40 PM

I might be wrong, but I suspect the reason that the tuners don't use the Wifi antenna or vice versa, is that the length of the antenna is directly related to the wavelength of the radio frequency.

The frequency of Wifi is 2.4Ghz; TV is measured in the tens of Mhz.
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Default Re: Dell to offer $50 digital TV tuner for Mini series - 02-10-2009, 03:44 PM

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I might be wrong, but I suspect the reason that the tuners don't use the Wifi antenna or vice versa, is that the length of the antenna is directly related to the wavelength of the radio frequency.
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Default Re: Dell to offer $50 digital TV tuner for Mini series - 04-24-2009, 02:29 AM

Any updates on the launch of the tuner? Thanks.
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Default 05-17-2009, 04:43 AM

Where is it?
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