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Onair USB HDTV

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Looks a very good companion to the notebook computer. However...


Has anyone used this USB HDTV card? Is it for satellite HDTV service only? Can it be used with cable HDTV? I am currently using Comcast.


Can it capture HD channels with 5c content? Help please!
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fruit,


As the name implies (onair), this is a product for timeshifting off-air signals from an antenna. It does not currently support HDTV from cable. It will never support HDTV from satellite. I've read that the manufacturer (Sasem) is trying to add QAM support for cable -- whether this will materialize remains to be seen.


No consumer PC product can capture 5C content from cable. I would not expect any consumer PC product in the next 12 months to timeshift 5C content.
Thanks you very much bfdtv!

But what do you mean by timeshifting off-air signals from an antenna? I thought that's the same as satellite HDTV. I am very much a HD newbie.
Satellite HDTV uses a satellite dish; it's used to receive signals from a satellite some 22,300 miles above the earth. Off-air signals use an antenna -- you know, what everyone used in the old days -- to receive the signals from your local ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, etc broadcasters. You may have one on your roof.


On the left is a shot of a satellite dish. On the right is an off-air antenna .

http://www.solidsignal.com/images/pr.../OD1820-BX.gif http://www.warrenelectronics.com/Ant...s1000_wall.jpg
Now I got it.

Is it possible to get Voom with off-air antenna?
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Now I got it.

Is it possible to get Voom with off-air antenna?
No - Voom is only available from a DBS dish pointed at 61.5 orbital slot.

And you must use their set top box.
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