PC Magazine posted an article this week on How to Get HDTV on Your PC. The article compares the features of three Hauppauge tuners as well as Avermedia’s AverTV Bravo Hybrid tuner that uses the PCI Express bus. It also looks at the Elgato HDHomeRun Ethernet DTV tuner and includes available information on the tuner chip and the MPEG decoder chip.
The article doesn’t mention any differences in off-air reception, focusing mainly on digital cable. It does have useful information on each tuner’s capabilities and the software supplied with the tuners.
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Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.