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I had the opportunity to check out the WinTV-HVR-950 hybrid TV stick from Hauppauge.

Not much bigger than the average USB thumb drive, the WinTV is easy to carry for use with your laptop computer. It even comes with a very lightweight and portable antenna allowing you transform your laptop into a media device capable of watching both analog and digital broadcast television wherever you can find the signal.

The included software allows to watch, record and even schedule recordings of your favorites broadcast or cable TV shows.

I found the device pretty easy to get up and running out right out of the box. But be warned, it has some pretty steep system requirements that simply cannot be skimped on.

Minimum processor recommended:
2.2 GHz Intel® P4 or 1.8 GHz Centrino or equivalent
2.8 GHz Intel® P4 or Core™ Duo or equivalent for analog TV recording with MPEG-2
Microsoft Windows Vista or XP with Service Pack 2.
Graphics with 64 MB of memory (minimum).
USB 2.0 port (will not work with USB 1.1).

Full specs and product details on the WinTV can be found here.

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