Just because someone is using a netbook doesn’t mean that person should not have access to portable entertainment, right? That’s what MaxLinear and Hauppauge Digital think as they bring forth the MxL5007T TV tuner that was specially developed for netbooks as well as UMPCs. This diminutive product can pick up ATSC TV signals alongside European and other standards such as DVB-T, DVB-H and DTMB. Not only that, it is able to handle QAM, or unencrypted HD cable video channels. By sipping 50% less juice compared to most competing TV tuners, it won’t place too much of a burden on your netbook’s battery life, although we’d still recommend a 6-cell battery to go along with this peripheral.
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