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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Works Great with Ubuntu Linux in Australia – DVB-T Digital TV USB 2.0 Dongle with Remote Reviews

posted by PeterInAU on 07/30/2010 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Works well with Ubuntu Linux 8.04 and MythTV after following these instructions to upgrade the driver and firmware http://www.dealextreme.com/forums/Forums.dx/Forum.8440~threadid.661972
Using a roof aerial it tunes and locks all Australian DVB-T frequencies including SBS which a lot of other tuners have trouble with. Tuning delay is no longer than my other USB DVB-T tuners. Seems to run cooler than my other USB tuners.
Cons:
The included aerial is a waste of space.
Needed to cut the aerial off the cable and connect to a proper coax connector to attach to external aerial.
Other:
The manufacturer should add $1 to the price and include a MCX to coax aerial adapter or DX should source some adapters and offer them.
You can get MCX adapters on ebay from HK or China for a couple of dollars.
Bottomline:
This is a great little tuner. I bought four and I'm very happy.

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