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Best USB HD Tuner?

I have an new laptop that I want to watch HD channels on using the USB tuners on the market, but I don't know the best one to buy that works well. Do they even perform any good? I hear that some of the models aren't worth purchasing. I get mixed reviews.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

To your concern, most but not all USB ported TV tuners are reasonably good and serve the purpose. Often the problem encountered would be OS compatibility, video card compatibility and of course, just how good the incoming TV signals are.

Rule of thumb would be go for known brands with reputable after sales support. Some of the brands that have had good reports are those by Pinnacle, Hauppauge, Canopus and Asus.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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It depends what you require feature side but even 20$ stick will show the channels.
I would suggest either
AVerTV Hybrid Volar MAX USB 

Or
Pinnacle Pro Stick USB

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Welcome-

i would go to bestbuy.com and choose the one that you like. if you want the best then i would go with pinnacle systems and they do preform very good. i use one myself and love.

thanks

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