RCA shows us its MPC4000 “Laptop Teleceiver” which can turn any PC into a HDTV. Just plug the receiver into the USB port and clip the antenna, that’s all. You can now enjoy HDTV. Of course, the resolution of your monitor must be pretty good in order for you to enjoy beautiful picture quality.
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.
It will be released April next year and it’ll cost $199.