USB TV Tuner /w support for HD ATSC / DVB-T Digital TV

GNU / Linux TV Tuner
Watch digital TV on any GNU / Linux notebook equipped with a USB 2.0 port. Just pop in your GNU / Linux TV card, configure it to your liking, and start watching. Supports the digital TV standards used in most countries outside of China!

  • Supports ATSC digital TV broadcasts in North America & DVB-T digital TV broadcasts in most of the world

  • Watch over-the-air or connect cable TV

  • Easy to install: just plug into any USB 2.0 port on your computer; No dependencies on NDISWrapper, binary blobs, or proprietary drivers-firmware & works with most distributions out of the box

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) distributions



Fast shipping:


Most customers will receive this item in 1-5 business days with "Standard Shipping" or USPS shipping within the US!
And within 6-10 for most other major destinations world wide

Category Specification
Chipsets LG2161 ATSC-MH demodulator
LGDT3305 ATSC demodulator
MaxLinear MxL111SF SoC
Kernels Supported Mainline 3.2+ / linux-libre 3.2+
Connectors built-in MCX jack for an external antenna MCX to F connector adapter, for adding an external antenna
Interface USB 2.0
Supports HD ATSC
DVB-T
ATSC-M/H (consider development-phase only; 3.5+ kernel required)
Compatible With Microsoft Windows® 7 (32 and 64-bit), Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2


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Supported distributions:

Trisquel 6, 6.01, 7, 8
Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04
Lubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04
Kubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04
Peppermint Linux OS 5, 6, 7, 8
LXLE 12.04, 12.04.3, 12.04.4, 14.04, discontinued
LinuxMint 13, 14, 14.1, 15, 16, 17, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 18, 18.1, 18.2, 18.3
elementary OS .2, .3, .3.1, .3.2, .4, .4.1

Most other distributions which have a recent release are compatible.

Important Notes:

Reception is dependent on external antennas used (or built-in antenna), distance from broadcasters, and other factors.

Due to poor support in some distributions and/or versions for TV tuning devices it may be necessary to scan for channels from the terminal. Directions have been posted on our support site at ThinkPenguin.com/support.

Are you outside the US? You might need a TV-Tuner Antenna Adapter MCX Plug to DVB-T PAL FEMALE Jack in order to connect the TV tuner to an external antenna. Make sure you select this option if you'll be needing one.