Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dell Offes USB Digital TV Tuner for Inspiron Mini Family

Dell unveiled a USB digital TV tuner that allows individuals to watch broadcast TV on the Inspiron Mini.

Dell will offer region-specific versions, designed to receive local broadcast standards like ATSC in the U.S., DVB-T in Western Europe, ISDB-T 1-seg (a.k.a. One Seg) in Japan, and the emerging CMMB standard in China.. Dell expects the tuner to be available later this quarter, first in Europe, followed by North America and Asia-Pacific and China. Pricing starts at $50.

Dell teamed with Siano Mobile Silicon and Hauppauge Computer Works to design the USB Digital TV Tuner.

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