Dell began offering Inspiron Mini 10 customers a chance to configure their netbooks with internal TV tuners a while back. There’s just one problem: the tuner is useless without an external TV antenna, and apparently anyone who received a netbook with TV tuner before June 24th didn’t get an antenna.
According to some folks at the MyDellMini forums, it looks like Dell has finally realized its mistake and future customers should be all set. If you’re on of the people who bought the netbook without a tuner, you might want to contact customer support though, as it looks like the company is sending out antennae to some existing customers. At least one person reports that Dell promised to send him a USB TV tuner which will include an antenna he can use… thus leaving him with two TV tuners for the price of one.
via Portable Monkey
My brother ordered a Mini 10 before the 24th in NB and he can get 15 stations OUT OF THE BOX with NO external cable or device. So Dell Computers is correct in saying that it will work out of the box. It has to do with TV stations I beleive. Some need the extra Ant. Some do not. I found out that Dell has a part number for the External Antenna Adapter, but it is not for sale yet as of today.
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