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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    poor quality

    posted by mexicano343 on 05/28/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Cheap, small, includes CD with program and controllers to play. You can listen to the radio.
    Cons:
    detects the tv stations, but with such a small antenna signal quality is too low to display pictures and sound. Connecting the ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Excellent. Works as rtl-sdr.

    posted by szlifier on 02/12/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    - well made - cheap - good sensitivity - FM/DAB radio support
    Cons:
    - no adapter for antenna connector - included software for watching TV could be better
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Perfect for SDR

    posted by jmbechet on 01/14/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    - Works well with OsmoSDR, RTLSDR and SDR#
    Cons:
    - very hot after a while; some websites advise to install an homemade heatsink to avoid to damage the device
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    TV tuner for DIY

    posted by Vsrs235 on 01/10/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    TV tuner for DIY. Contains realtek RTL283U, which allows its use as a universal receiver for certain radio frequency bands. Good manufacturing printed circuit boards, components soldered smoothly. Build quality is good. The plastic is pleasant to the touch....
    Cons:
    Difficult to read the included CD-ROM with drivers and software. Input for antenna small diameter, it is difficult to find an e...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Cheap SDR stick

    posted by rad200 on 01/06/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Comes with R820T tuner, good range as in datasheet. Sensitivity is comparable to E4000 tuner based on use, though I have no proper equipment to verify it.
    Cons:
    USB stick plastic cap is tight, have to file off a bit to allow the cap to slide in smoothly. The plastic case can be open too ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Price/quality - just excellent!

    posted by exti888 on 01/05/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    I bought this dongle only to use as cheap SDR receiver and it works brilliantly. In contrary to previous version (with E4000 tuner), the new one contains ESD protection diode, and also, the R820T chip provides better sensitivity.
    Cons:
    The dongle uses XTAL oscillator (28.8 MHz) instead of external generator IC, so its frequency stability is poor. The signal fr...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Totally works for SDR

    posted by Mehbr000882 on 12/21/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Very Nice Hardware, RTL2832U + R820T. Comes with a little antenna, only suitable for strong signals. Works perfectly for SDR porpouse.
    Cons:
    No cons this far. The price is nice, in Brazil the unit price is 4 to 5 times bigger.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Works with SDR on Linux

    posted by sanderj on 12/02/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    One of my goals was to get it working with SDR (Software Defined Radio) ... which went well: I have it working on Linux for FM radio using rtl_fm Technical details: Realtek, RTL2838UHIDIR Rafael Micro R820T tuner
    Cons:
    My other goal was to use it for DAB. However, under Windows, I couldn't find any DAB features. The accompanied CD only seems to...
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