There's an undisputedly continuing trend people are switching to Netflix, Hulu and YouTube for TV entertainment. Yet traditional PC TV tuners still hold value for people who wish to take advantage of the PVR software to store a high-bitrate HD quality of the video for themselves while at the same time removing the ads. ATI TV Wonder 750 USB
re-branded by Diamond is an external TV tuner that employs the the latest ATI Theater HD 750
Unique to this TV chip is the ability to receive any over-the-air digital and analog broadcast signals you can throw at, including but not limited to ATSC, DVB-T and Clear-QAM (unencrypted digital TV). With this tuner, you can bring your laptop to Europe, and still be able to tune into any of their local HDTV stations. An on-board 12-bit A/D engine reduces noise, artifacts and color bleeding associated with analog TV reception. The TV Wonder 750 USB's TV guide is based on subscription-based TitanTV. Video quality largely depends on the reception level and the area you are in. If you have ATI Radeon HD 4600 or 4800 video card, its GPU-assisted acceleration even takes care of transcoding the TV stream to H.264, DivX or WMV without burdening your CPU. The TV Wonder 750 USB is a steal for $50 MSRP.