TV tuners for your computer are pretty old hat, but ones that also work on your smartphone or tablet are new and exciting.
Questions, questions, questions. That's our first impressions of the AVerMedia AVerTV Vola HD. It's a budget USB TV tuner that makes us ask things like this: TV on a PC?
Twin-tuner terrestrial HD TV is now possible on your PC with this multi-tuner PCI-E card but it's not all plain sailing for us
This PC/Mac tuner's ability to stream HD satellite TV across a home network is useful, but marred by its erratic Wi-Fi features
The most likeable features here are the USB interface and DTV 4 software. USB tuners have been available for a couple of years now but have yet to render the PCI-E cards obsolete, which is where they deserve to be; USB is the best option for systems of all sizes. The DTV software is bundled with every tuner in the Videomate range, and its ease of use is still unsurpassed.
The nanoStick is the first PC tuner to support DVB-T2 – and thus Freeview HD. Was it worth waiting for?