Outfit: Elddis Xplore 302 Location: Washington UK Joined: 21/10/2010
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We use an AverTV Volar HD dongle with our laptop to receive Freeview TV. This works well enough for BBCs 1 and 2 and News but we only get sound with BBC 3 and 4. We use a Vision Plus VP1 amp with a Vision Plus aerial on our Elddis van.
Anyone know of a better laptop solution - other than a satellite dish!
Outfit: Kampa Holkham + Outwell Yukon River* Location: Aston Clinton Joined: 13/6/2010
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As said already TV Catch Up is pretty good loads of other channel are available if you have WIFI
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other than wifi you could buy a moblie internet dongle or get a contract one they are not as good as wifi but aslong as you can get mobile phone signal you should be fine with one of these as it uses a sim card
Tv dongles can be very sensitive to reception strength (not quality)and it may be the case that you do not need the amp on. Have you tested the aerial setup with a conventional tv setup to be sure that it is up to the job. If this is the case then it is your tuner that is at fault.
My daughter uses This connected to our house aerial and it works fine. She can also record on to her disk to view later but I have no idea how she does that.
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I use to use a tv dongle, all i had to do when i got to the site was place me small Ariel with a good signal and do a search, used this on my laptop, worked great for me, got it of ebay for around £8. hope this helps