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Worked ok with my omen 30L pc. It's an i9 10850k, Nvidia gt 710 video card, 32 gb ram, WD black 4tb hd, pcie3 1tb ssd, win 10 pro I think.
Connection to my PC was with the included USB cable and to the mobos io USB 3.0 port, not the pcs front panel USB port.
No settings for video recording like bitrate, it does capture decent enough and whatever the native res is of the broadcast.
Quad tuners work too, recorded 3 channels at the same time while recording and watching a fourth. My PC is fast, the CPU and the WD black hd. My recordings go to my hd, not my ssd. No issues this far.
Tuners signal capture strength seems on par with my new Sony 85 and 90 series tvs that both have atsc 3 tuners, tv stations were near equal respective to quantity, near same amount came in using same antenna (a few more with my atsc 3 tuner but they are the duped stations already seen by this quad tuner).
Quality of the tuner when watching it like a normal tv.. I'd prefer using my normal tv to watch. But I did use a 2k gaming monitor to watch this tuner with, never tried to connect the PC to my sony tv to see if itd look better.
It's not terrible to use as a normal tv tuner but changing channels takes about 5 to 11 seconds.
Tuners recordings were easy to setup..just double click the tv show within the tv guide, your prompted with time settings and done!
The recordings i made, looked mega better viewing from my Nvidia stream android tv, fed to my Sony's 4k hdmi input. I copied them to external hd, connect that to Nvidia stream.
You can watch multiple stations at the same time too, quad screen! Clicking on one enables it's sound.
My kit didn't have the correct remote control. Mine was a larger more normal control, but lacks critical functionality like tv guide menu. I use a wireless keyboard with touchpad due to that flaw.
That's why the 3 stars wrong control which has no functioning tv guide button.
It's a solid 5 for performance; can actually record 4 shows at the same time.
It's a solid 1 for channel switching speed..too slow!
Wintv10 works ok, easy to setup recordings.
Too slow switching channels compared to normal tv tuners.
Include proper remote control!
ATSC 3 tv broadcast will render this tuner functionless (as it's an ATSC 1.0 tuner) in 2025 so says the inet..
I struggle to find anything else that is not good about this quad tuner..it's a good deal if it lasts and doesn't break.
I purchased this thinking it was compatible with the Plex server; it is not. The PCI version is, but not the USB3 which this is. I tried multiple things to get it to stop buffering, pixelating, etc. to no avail. Thankfully I was able to return it and purchased an HDHomeRun device which is 100% compatible with Plex and works great.