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    Will a Netbook with an Atom processor, 1GB RAM and running Windows 7 Starter run a USB digital TV dongle. Does anyone have this combination running successfully?
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    Sorry, I can' t say that I have. But my wife has a Netbook with the same specs, except hers is XP. She's had it a year and so far, I can't find anything that would tell me it won't work. In fact, I think its a great idea. If you decide to try it, let us what the results are.
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    Check the netbooks USB hubs power output spec against the specs of the dongle's power requirements.
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    Clint, the only specs I can find for the DTV dongle to view DTV are:
    • VGA card that supports Direct X9 and DxVA HDTV (whatever the latter is I don't know),
    • minimum 256 MB RAM,
    • USB2,
    • Sound Card &
    • Windows 7/Vista/XP/Linux.


    The TV dongle is an AVerTV DVB-T Volar X. There is no mention of power requirements in the specs.
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    If this is your model you should be fine. Verify the netbooks USB power output to be on the safe side.

    "Avermedia" AVerTV DVB-T Volar X, Digital only, USB2.0

    Specifications:
    =Major Description=
    The "AVerTV DVB-T Volar X" is also compliant with Windows XP and the latest Vista Media Center Edition (MCE), which demonstrates a strong proof of its technology recognition and also considered a big bonus for users to keep the card for their MCE PCs.
    In spectacular streamline casing with smallest and slightness size, the AVerTV DVB-T Volar X with portable antenna is your perfect travel-mate. The supplied remote control allows users to take more complete control over their PC-TV viewing. The power Stand By mode is a value-added bonus to spotlight the ultra low power consumption feature-the power drawing from the Notebook battery can be greatly reduced even when the AVerTV DVB-T Volar X connects to the Notebook computer without running AVerTV 6.0.
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