Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. The picture quality was above average and we had no problem viewing the standard definition and high definition channels that the unit detected. Where the Compro U offers even more convenience is in its size and ease of installation. View our privacy policy before signing up. The unit is made of plastic, rather than heat-absorbing aluminium, and it has tiny vent holes to help keep it cool. If you have a powerful enough system, a big enough wide-screen monitor, or a dual monitor setup, you can watch TV while undertaking your regular PC activities and, with the Compro U, you can even set your Windows background to be your TV!

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The picture quality was above average and we had no problem viewing the standard definition and high definition channels that the unit detected.

Where the Compro U offers even more convenience is in its size and ease of installation. Would you buy this?

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Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. However it did struggle to find channels in one of our test locations where the TV signal is weak, so if you’re in an area where your current reception is not up to scratch, then this unit may not perform comprp expected. Time-shifting is still not enabled by default a complaint we’ve had with past iterations of this softwarebut you can easily enable it from the main panel without having to venture to the right-click menu unlike in previous versions of Compro DTV.

It has plenty of features and all are within easy reach on the main program panel. In the first location, everything came through loud and clear, however in the later location, the U’s tuner struggled to pick up all channels except Nine and ABC.

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Compro Australia VideoMate U Review: – PC Components – TV Tuners – Good Gear Guide Australia

Buy it if you want a device that you can easily plug in to multiple PCs or notebooks. It takes about three seconds to switch from one channel to another. A remote control also ships with the U, which is convenient to use, but line of sight to the tuner is necessary for it to work properly.

Simply plug it in to whichever computer you feel like watching TV on; just remember that you need access to an antenna cable, and preferably a roof-top mounted antenna to get a good signal. Bottom Line The U is a neat little device that does what it’s supposed vompro and it won’t cost you too much.

Likewise, time-shifting takes a few seconds to kick in once you enable comprro, but pausing and starting live TV is instantaneous. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. During testing we used Compro’s DTV 2. We tested it in two different locations using roof-top mounted antennas and received good results in an area where the signal is strong, but less impressive results where the signal is weaker.

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For recording, you can either use the scheduler to automate your recordings, or you can just start them manually by hitting the ‘record’ button.

The U is a neat comoro device that does what it’s supposed to and it won’t cost you too much. The U’s tuner is not as sensitive as other digital TV tuners we have seen. The unit is made of plastic, rather than heat-absorbing aluminium, and it has tiny vent holes to help keep it cool.

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Compro supplies a stiffened USB extender cable, instead of a soft cable, for you to plug the unit into so that neighbouring USB 2. Buy it if you want a device that you can easily plug in to a PC comprp notebook. View our privacy policy before signing up.

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Likewise, you can easily create a recording schedule by clicking on the scheduler icon. Cons Remote can’t be used unless it’s within line of sight of the unit; it struggled to detect channels in a location when the TV signal was weak. A digital TV tuner for a PC offers greater convenience than a dedicated set-top box when it comes to recording and archiving shows, mainly because some set-top boxes don’t allow you to efficiently transfer recorded shows to a PC.

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Simply install the drivers and the TV player software, in that order, and then plug it in to an available USB 2. Pros Easy to use, Small size. A nifty picture-in-picture feature is present in Compro DTV2. Running the tuner for a full day, it didn’t get too hot, as some USB-based digital TV tuners tend to do, and was still perfectly safe to pick up and handle.

Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. All up, the U is a neat little device that does what it’s supposed to do and it won’t cost you too much.

The U measures less than 9cm from the tip of its USB 2.