Only one USB port left, so which is better? USB TV tuner or USB web cam?
There’s only one way to find out…
Alternatively, you could invest in Plustek’s latest gadget, aimed at notebook PC users but that should happily work on any Windows system.
The TVcam VD100 works as both a DVB-T TV tuner and a webcam with built-in microphone, so you only need one USB port available to use both functions.
The provided software offers the usual PVR functionality, including scheduled recordings and an EPG. The webcam has 640 x 480 resolution.
It’s designed to clip over the top of a notebook screen, measuring just 67.5mm x 26mm x x25.5mm and weighing 86g.
Perhaps not the most feature packed gadget for either task, but a decent travel companion, priced at just £61.
By Andy Merrett | April 24th, 2008