Asus My Cinema-U3100Mini TV Tuner ReviewRHKCommander959 - December 3, 2008
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The Asus My Cinema U3100Mini is a USB 2.0 HD TV tuner. It can only view ATSC/QAM digital input. The old analog input will simply not register, so users must do some research before purchasing this device. By February 17th, 2009 the United States of America will require all television signals to be broadcast in ATSC so in the near future this device will have a far greater use.
On the end of the USB drive there is a small input for the included coaxial adapter and antenna. The top of the drive also features the LED signal indicator, which turns green for a moment if the signal is good.
Here are the coaxial adapter and antenna with magnetic base. The coaxial adapter plugs into the end of the Asus My Cinema-U3100, the adapter is flexible so that stress on the USB port is minimized. The antenna is for use in capturing over-the-air signals. The magnetic base allows the antenna to be securely attached to any ferrous metal object (a car or bus come to mind) so you do not need to hold the antenna in place while trying to watch the content on your screen.
Also included are the driver and software discs, special instructions for Asus EEE PC users, and manual.