V-Gear MobiTV USB TV Tuner

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The urge to watch TV probably ranks among the greatest urges in the whole of humanity. What better way to indulge than to watch TV on your laptop, no matter where you are in the world? The V-Gear MobiTV Global is a USB TV adapter that sets itself apart from the rest of the crowd via its ability to tune into a variety of different TV broadcast standards, such as NTSC and PAL (but not SECAM...sorry, France). Even better, it can record all of that precious TV to your laptop's hard drive using an MPEG2 encoder. It's also only about $85 (and quite small, weighing in at a little under 1 oz.), so your international TV addiction can continue ad infinitum.

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