Do those things really work? Just had a look at eBay, and there are
loads of 'em for less than a tenner, including postage. Seems to be the
USB dongle itself, an aerial, a CD and remote control.
What is on the CD? Will that little aerial really work if you happen to
live more than about twenty feet from a transmitter? Anyone any
The aerial certainly didn't work well here - and I'm pretty close to the
transmitter. So I hacked it off and fitted a coax plug. And then an
extension to an outside aerial socket - I have one in every room. Then
worked just fine.
*Some days you're the dog, some days the hydrant.
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
Well, I took the plunge, and ordered a dongle and an amplifier, again
Setup was simple but, using the supplied aerials (one came with the
dongle and another with the amplifier) the software could not find any
However, when connected to an ordinary roof aerial all works fine. Have
not yet tried the roof aerial without the amplifier.
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