It only took about a minute to scan through all of the available Freeview channels, including digital radio stations. After plugging the device into a rooftop aerial feed rather than the supplied antenna , we got the chance to see how the DVB-T is supposed to work. This time the manufacturer isn’t going to be left with egg on its face, and the instructions strongly suggest that a rooftop aerial should be used for the initial setup and channel scan. Despite several attempts to position the small aerial that’s provided, the display still read ‘No signal’. A detailed EPG lets you know what’s on and set reminders or schedule a recording.
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Sporting a contemporary blue and yellow design, the user interface is simple and intuitive. Unfortunately, the reality is something of a disappointment.
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You can also pause live TV and start watching recorded TV before the recording is complete. So, does the new version show any improvement? Overall, the DVB-T works well when you can get auguts strong enough Freeview signal, otherwise you’ll be left disappointed.
The product works well if you’re in a area with strong Freeview reception, otherwise you’ll be left looking at a blank screen.
A screen capture function also enables you to grab images of what’s on the screen. Recorded material can then be browsed as a series of handy thumbnail images, and the software also lets you capture stills and store them on your computer. There’s also a remote control, but we’re not sure why you’d need one if you’re sitting in front of your computer. Our Verdict It works well when it works, but too often it simply doesn’t. Against Need good Freeview reception.
This time the manufacturer isn’t going to be left with egg on its face, and the instructions strongly suggest that a rooftop aerial should be used for the initial setup and channel scan.
Despite several attempts to position the small aerial that’s provided, the display evb-t201b read ‘No signal’.
After that the installation of the drivers and software BlazeVideo HDTV Player was simple, but we reached a bit of a dead-end when it came to scanning for channels. Pictures are crisp and clear, although obviously this augusf be influenced by the quality of your computer monitor and the same must be said for the audio, which is only as good as your PC speakers. You can also use the one-touch recording facility if you decide to record something at the last minute.
Getting going is straightforward enough: So, it seems that unless your Freeview signal is of a certain strength, it won’t work. After plugging the device into a rooftop aerial feed rather than the supplied antennawe got the chance to see how the DVB-T is supposed to work.
Software and autust installation is a doddle and takes only a few minutes, while it takes a further five to scan through all the channels. Despite a compelling concept, the gadget failed to win us over as we couldn’t get the tiny aerial to work. When it came to testing the aerial we were pleasantly surprised to find that the signal was strong, and the pictures and sound were as good as can be expected given the broadcast sources available.
Our Verdict A great option for getting Freeview on the go. A detailed EPG lets you know what’s on and set reminders or schedule a recording. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: It only took about a minute to scan through all of the available Freeview channels, including digital radio augusst. This compact device from August enables you to watch TV on your laptop, wherever you are, providing you’re in an area of strong Freeview reception, that is.