DTV converter for laptop TV tuner card

#1
what's the cheapest way to still get TV on my laptop because our transition has already gone through. my laptop tv card is an analog tuner, and I sometimes bring it on the road with me but i don't want to bring a bulky converter box too. Is there a small plug in converter or something that's available?
 

Jason Fritz

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#3
buy a new tuner that will be the easiest thing to do.
I'm not sure about the quality of this one (or the website selling it), but am I reading this right?? Only $16?? USB 2.0 DVB-T Stick HDTV TV Tuner Receiver Video Capture for Laptop

Most of the new hdtv-dtv tuner cards are between $45-$65 which is the same cost as a converter..... Agree with Cowboy here, buy a new one. Much easier to pack up your laptop too without lugging an additional converter box.
 
#5
if i were you i'd just get a newer model card that has a digital tuner in it.

When the price of the USB tv sticks goes down I'm getting one for my laptop, my laptop has a 15.4" widescreen display.
 
#7
the little "rubber duck" antenna these usb sticks come with look cheap and flimsy. My little rca ant111 with uhf loop would go great with one of these
 
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