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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
Supported in linux! Works well – DVB-T Digital TV USB 2.0 Dongle with Remote Controller & Antenna Reviews

posted by StarkingBarFish on 04/11/2011 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
I've never seen such a small DVB-T tuner. I took a risk and bought it even though the description doesn't yield results for linux compatibility. It turns out it is supported:
It's an "ITE Technologies, Inc. DVB-T TV Stick" (idVendor=048d, idProduct=9006) which is compatible with the IT9135 drivers currently available.
The two onboard tuners let you watch and record seperate channels simultaneously.
Cons:
The tiny aerial provided won't get you a great signal unless you put it on a windowsill or are very near the transmitter, but I can receive all my local channels without too much corruption
Other:
I've not tried using the remote, but it is also supported in linux as a generic HID device.
Bottomline:
Good value, nice clear picture, works well with mythTV and is tiny! Well worth it.

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