Help on USB TV tuner

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Hi everybody,

I'd like to buy a TV tuner for my portable computer. I was thinking of
hybrid (digital+analog tv) from Zaapa (USB key). Do you have any advice
this? I'd be glad of any recommendations and suggestions. I'd like it
be small, with a good reception and for both digital/analogic TV. If it
can automatically compress video, that would be
nice too.

I don't know much about these devices, so I appreciate any comment or
pages. Also: is the built-in antenna that some of these devices carry
enough to see tv even in the absence of a fixed tv connector? or is it
possible to connect a portable antenna? (would it be possible to use
without a wired antenna connection?). Another question: are these
to tune digital tv without any other requirements (like an antenna
connection with digital tv)?

Another thing that I would like to know is if some of these USB tuners
could also be used to tune satellite tv. Or, on the contrary, would it
possible to connect my tv tuner to my satellite receiver in order to
and record some programs? In that case, what do I need? (is it a RGB
enough or do I need some kind of audio input too? Can I use the
receiver in order to see a program in my computer while the (main) TV
used to see anything else?

Thanks in advance for any clarification,


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