USB ATSC Tuners

Jim1348

DTVUSA Member
#1
I am looking for an external USB ATSC tuner that does not require software additional to be installed. I assume that all of them require some sort of additional software to be downloaded, but I thought I would check here.
 

Aaron62

Contributor
Staff member
#2
Hey Jim, when you say additional software, are you talking about a separate player? My hauppauge required some drivers and the program Win TV to run it.
 

JakesDTVBlog

DTVUSAForum Member, , , Webmaster of: Jake's DTV B
#3
Trip sent me an AverMedia Volar tuner to try out. The AverTV software isn't obtrusive nor does it use excessive resources, and I reckon it would've worked with Media Center (avoiding AverTV), but my netbook doesn't have that.

For the record, I was quite pleased with the performance of the tuner, and plan to get one as soon as I have the chance.
 

TVTom51

DTVUSA Member
#5
I am looking for an external USB ATSC tuner that does not require software additional to be installed. I assume that all of them require some sort of additional software to be downloaded, but I thought I would check here.
Jim, are you trying to avoid using up system resources? Most USB tuner cards require 2.0GHZ or higher processor.
 

Piggie

Super Moderator
#7
No, I was just hoping to plug it into the USB and have it work, but it sounds like it will not work until drivers are downloaded onto the computer.
Because it's a software decode. My XP reconizes it but can't do anything with it since it takes software to run most USB tuners. how they make them so small.
 
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