Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Playing with the USB TV dongle

Yesterday I found in the letterbox the USB TV dongle (Realtek 2832U chip), which I've ordered some time ago at a cost of couple of coffees.

It took me more than half a day to get it going... Hard work for old bloke who is not very computer smart.

OK I got it going and now I can receive FM radio...

All compliments to the creator(s) of the HDSDR program  it is very very good.  I've played with it before using my KX3 as a SDR radio and with soft rock receiver before that.

Now the question is:  Will I be able to make it work as HF receiver??


  1. Google recent launching of chromecast dongle which is fast and cheap and ready to take over the world. The best this model do is consistently well and so cheaply and has became primary part of media watching routine.

  2. The Rocket Droid Pc is a device that is aiming to be the most powerful portable mini Android dongle. It will plug directly into the HDMI port of any TV and instantly turn it into kick-butt SMART TV - bringing all the power of an Android Mobile Phone to your previously boring TV!
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  3. A TV tuner card is a kind of television tuner that allows television signals to be received by a computer. Most TV tuners also function as video capture cards, allowing them to record television programs onto a hard disk much like the digital video recorder (DVR) does.

    USB HDTV tuners allow users to capture free HDTV broadcasts using an indoor or outdoor HDTV antenna. The USB tuner connects from the antenna to the HDTV USB Device, which then connects to a free USB slot on your computer. Once HDTV broadcasts are captured, software that comes bundled with the card is then used to view, record and time-shift the HDTV channel(s) that your antenna can pick up. This software typically includes an electronic programming guide for scheduling TV shows to record in advance using the Internet.

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The results of the Commonwealth contest were published.

  As I member of the team Australia 2, I was quite pleased with the result.