AutumnWave OnAir GT USB HDTV Tuner
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Rutledge Feman
Date: 02-07-2008
Provided by: AutumnWave
First Look

Inside the retail box we find the OnAir GT unit itself, a USB cable, S-Video to RCA adapter, driver / installation disc, full size remote control (batteries included), an antenna and a carrying pouch for the OnAir GT.

The pouch is a nice addition which should help prevent the unit from getting scratched in a laptop bag. It even has a holster for the antenna.

The included media remote looks much like a regular TV remote, complete with a full number pad, audio and channel buttons as well as media buttons for the PVR functionality. There are also eight additional buttons, labeled F1 - F8, which can be programmed individually to perform a number of different functions. The remote can also be used to control other programs on your PC, such as Winamp and Windows Media Player, just to name a few.

Upon first glance, the OnAir GT looks like a radar detector - same shape and size. The front of the unit houses two LEDs: one blue (to indicate the unit is on) and one red (to indicate a weak signal). The sides of the unit are plain black plastic, while there is some white writing on top.

At the rear, we find a single coaxial connection, an S-Video port and a USB connector. There is no power connector, as the OnAir GT is powered by the USB cable. The bottom of the unit has five slotted cooling vents and the usual stickers with model number, serial number, etc.

The included antenna attached easily - simply screw it on like you would any other antenna or cable connection. When it is fully extended, the antenna is only 1-foot in length. Hopefully being this small won't hamper its ability to pick up signals.

Next up, installation...

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