I’ve not seen many TV tuners for PCs, but generally, I don’t like the idea.
I just had a customer ask me to check his USB TV tuner, as he can only get SBS… The unit has a socket for an external antenna, and they supply a small antenna, slightly bigger than those from a wireless router.
So I plug in the antenna, but get no TV stations at all. I figure: I know my main TV antenna (on the roof) provides a good quality picture, so I plug it into the PCTV stick.
Yep, I get all the channels (ABC, 7, 9, 10, SBS), in analog, digital, HD, so it works really well. It just seems a tad pointless to me, as I’d rather watch TV the “traditional” way… even though I occasionally download a TV program/show… I still like to sit on the couch, and be free to move around, rather than have to lug a delicate laptop with me.