Many people bring several portable devices with them to keep themselves entertained (usually when they would otherwise be bored out of their skulls). Just about every form of entertainment now comes in a portable form… you can put your music on an iPod or other MP3 player, play your favorite movies in the car with a portable DVD player, and you can even bring along a Sony PSP or Nintendo DS to game while you’re on the go. Let us not forget the road warrior or nomad student who is constantly on the move. Why not have portable TV to tap into all of that new digital content floating around in our atmosphere?
The AutumnWave OnAir GT is a new USB device that transforms your laptop into a full-blown HDTV PVR. There are several products competing in this space (like Pinnacle’s PCTV HD reviewed here), so what makes the OnAirGT worth your time?
It connects using a USB cable, so it is universally compatible with any laptop or PC made in the past 10 years (assuming it has the horsepower).
Watch HDTV in full screen or in a window
Receive local TV stations broadcasting free HDTV (or use a cable connection supporting QAM)
Record or playback your favorite show in full High Definition
Pause and Resume Digital TV
No Internet connection or satellite required
Includes nVidia PureVideo Decoder license, which provides superb quality and Dolby 5.1 audio
No subscription fees
Full-size programmable remote control
Self-powered by USB port
Uses same LG tuner found in $5000 HDTV sets (which improves reception and functionality over a silicon-based ‘stick’ tuner)
Can accept input from S-Video, Composite Video, Left/Right audio connections
Uses either included antenna or existing cable TV jack to tune Digital and Analog TV