updated 05:25 pm EST, Wed January 24, 2007
Compro U2700 tuner
New from Compro is the VideoMate U2700, a hybrid USB TV tuner that can capture free-to-air DVB-T channels as well as conventional analog signals. The U2700 is unique in that it can stream up to four DVB-T channels at once, and play a recorded file at the same time -- all in resolutions up to 1080i. Only one stream can be recorded in any one instance though, and a 3GHz CPU is required to manage this amount of content. Digital radio is also supported. Other features include Transport Streaming, which will automatically sort programs in the background, and an S3/S4 power mode to wake a PC for a scheduled recording. No cost has been published.