Turn any notebook computer into an HDTV with RCA’s upcoming MPC4000 “telereceiver.” Setting up this device couldn’t be easier: simply plug it into a standard USB port, clip the antenna, and you’re ready to go. Expect to shell out $199 for the MPC4000 when it hits stores next year.

Not content with merely bringing in HD shows, the tuner also receives standard analog broadcasts and combines all the data into an onscreen program guide. The included software uses the laptop’s hard disk as a PVR, so you can pause live TV, save shows, even schedule recordings and engage parental controls — basically turning virtually any Windows machine into a Media Center PC

[via SciFi]

Turn any notebook computer into an HDTV with RCA’s upcoming MPC4000 “telereceiver.” Setting up this device couldn’t be easier: simply plug it into a standard USB port, clip the antenna, and you’re ready to go. Expect to shell out $199 for the MPC4000 when it hits stores next year.

Not content with merely bringing in HD shows, the tuner also receives standard analog broadcasts and combines all the data into an onscreen program guide. The included software uses the laptop’s hard disk as a PVR, so you can pause live TV, save shows, even schedule recordings and engage parental controls — basically turning virtually any Windows machine into a Media Center PC

[via SciFi]