Diamond XtremeTV HDTV 110 Hybrid Tv Tuner USB 2.0Former staff writer - December 20, 2007
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The Diamond XtremeTV HDTV 110 Hybrid TV Tuner USB 2.0 is an innovative device that would be very useful anywhere a laptop would be used (airport, internet cafe, long trips) where you could grab an HD signal over the air and have HDTV available. On the desktop side, the plus of being able to remove the tuner at any time, to free up IRQ's or just swap between household computers, is great. The accompanying software suite, TotalMedia, from ArcSoft, is arguably one of the best I personally have used and offers a quick setup out of the box, with enough settings to satisfy the discerning user. The one big downside has to be analog output with the visible noise generated in the picture that makes watching analog TV painful. As said above though, the XtremeTV HDTV tuner really shines on the go where you can grab the HD signal.
The screen captures of picture quality do not do it justice. The crispness and clarity of the HD signal was outstanding (especially for an USB tuner) and the sound clear and dimensional.
- Portable Over the Air HDTV
- Painless Hardware Installation
- Quick Software Configuration
- HD Picture Quality is Excellent
- Analog Picture Quality Lacking
- Tuner Gets Warm to the Touch