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Has anybody got one of these: http://www.dabs.com/products/pctv-systems-nanostick-t2-290e-dvb-t2-77KG.html
I'm interested in one as sometimes find myself away from the house with just my laptop and want to watch tv eg hotel rooms etc
Has anybody used one? It seems like the perfect gadget but i'm worried about reliability, signal strength etc? Does it always work?
Nothing worse than getting a little gadget like this that turns out to be very temperamental and does nothing but annoy the hell out of you!
They are usually like any other TV receiver in that if you are in a good reception area you will get a good reception, if you are not then you won't. Usually the antennae is what you would call extremely basic, i.e you get a small metal stick thing on a small base (I don't know if this one is the same though).
I've tried many of these things and even when attached to house aerial they just haven't worked for me, I am curious as to whether the DVB2 sticks will work better but I'm not going to spend money on another one just to find it doesn't so will wait for lots of reviews to populate. Personally though I think my next card will be a DVB-S2 good thing about satellite is no such thing as a bad signal area so I am currently considering the Asus Hybrid card although it is currently 4th on my list to buy.
Cheers for the input.
Think I will leave it for a while, you havent filled me with confidence that it will be worth getting. I need to find somebody who has used it for a while and see what they think.
iPlayer, 4oD and live football streaming will have to keep me going a bit longer!
When they do work they work well. My last house I couldn't pick up a single channel on one, but then neither could the built in freeview on my big TV. we were in in sort of dip in the land. Where I live now, I get every single channel, but as I am able to look out my window and to see the transmission aerial on the mountain beside me that's not surprising. So probably worth hanging on to your cash as you say.
Ay also I should have pointed out I live in a vally it is a shallow valley but still it's a signal killer.