TV For Mac Hybrid Stick full review
If you’re using your TV tuner with a desktop Mac system then you can just pick either an analogue or digital tuner (depending on the reception in your area), then plug it into your Mac and forget all about it.
However, if you’re travelling with a portable MacBook or MacBook Pro, you could easily find yourself having to cope with varying levels of reception as you move from place to place (we still can’t get decent digital reception in our office in central London).
One option is to buy a ‘hybrid’ TV tuner such as Pinnacle’s TV For Mac Hybrid Stick, which has both digital and analogue tuners built into it. It’s a little pricey, but you do get the twin tuners, as well as a remote control and a handy little adaptor that also allows it to play and record video from devices such as a VCR or camcorder.