[RndTbl] Opinion on digital tuner hardware

Mike pfaiffer high.res.mike at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 19:08:03 CDT 2012

	I saw an article on Slashdot the other day which suggested it might be 
possible to get some hardware using the RTL2832U chipset for $11.00. A 
quick search of Google seems to indicate it is fairly well supported 
with Linux. Since the article was about Software Defined Radio (HF) 
rather than the TV part of the device I was wondering if anybody locally 
had tried it out... I would guess apart from the article, the only info 
I'd be able to get would be about the TV part. What are the ranges of 
the chipset? How reliable is it? One fellow from the Seniors Radio Club 
suggested a kit for around $20.00 which should have a similar range 
(minus the TV). Is the idea even worth following up?

	I think for around $11.00 it would be a good introduction to SDR and 
digital TV.


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