If you go to the co-operative market, the repair shops are
full of dusty Chinese TV devices that have been abandoned
by their frustrated owners. They include brands like GADMEI,
DANY, etc. They all cost around Rs. 1000/-. On Galaxy,
they have got a couple of external DANY devices but the
rest are all meant to go inside a PC.
I have been through half-a-dozen of the Chinese devices,
and some of the problem with them are... every time you
switch a channel, the screen goes dark, hops up and down
and then switches over to the next channel. It can drive
you nuts if you quickly want to channel surf. Secondly,
after some months the colors will bleed (cheapo condensors
give away), some channels will have audio problems (static)
and some will altogether disappear into white fuzzy world.
The solution, if you can dig it out of Regal, are the imported
TV devices which will set you back about Rs. 2000-2200/-
but they have none of the problems listed above. One such
device is "PX", model TC-106. It looks just about the same
thing you see in the US. Been using that for a year and it is
solid piece of punani.
Sheikh 'Heavenly Flower' Chilli