ASUS My Cinema-U3100Mini USB Digital TV Receiver

Users will be able to conveniently watch TV programs on-the-go by simply plugging the ASUS My Cinema – U3100Mini into a USB slot. Without the need for any external power adapter, the unique built-in ASUS Pop-Up TV technology will instantly display TV channels without requiring manually launched programs – making watching TV programs on the PC or laptop even easier.

ASUS My Cinema-U3100Mini USB Digital TV Receiver

Furthermore, this TV tuner is also fully certified for use by the ASUS EeePC, and is the perfect companion to the Eee PC with its pearl-white, small and compact frame; and is fully compatible with Microsoft Vista Home Premium, Vista Home Basic, Vista Ultimate, and Windows XP platforms.

With the ASUS My Cinema-U3100Mini, users will be able to watch and record high-quality digital (DVBT) TV programs on their PCs or notebooks anywhere. It also incorporates the latest built-in TV chip for superior power savings that helps conserve electricity to help save the environment. Able to support receiving and recording of MPEG2 and H.264 TV programs, this USB digital TV receiver also utilizes LEDs and ASUS’ TSSI Technology for quick TV signal strength recognition – allowing users to easily find the best spot for watching TV programs.

TV System


Interface standard


OS supported

Linux Debain 4.0 or above for EeePC

Microsoft Vista Home Premium

Microsoft Vista Home Basic

Microsoft Vista Ultimate

Microsoft Windows XP


Digital TV watching

Scheduled recording and Time-Shift supported

Video editing, and burning into DVD / VCD

Music collections listening

DVD / VCD playing

Video & pictures sorting


External antenna cable

MCX adaptor for connectivity with roof antenna

Driver / Utilities / User manual CD

  1. This is a great little TV tuner – I just got one for my EeePC 701 running Ubuntu Linux 8.04.1 and it works like a charm – Ubuntu already has all the drivers included as part of the restricted-modules package – all you need to do is sudo apt-get install dvb-utils me-tv and then go to Applications->Sound & Video->Me-TV, let it tune in all the channels it can find and just start watching! Much faster setup than Windows!

    Unfortunately the little Eee doesn’t quite have enough grunt to decode and display H264 encoded programs (HDTV – you need a Core 2 Due to do that properly), but it only eats up about 40% of the 701’s Celeron CPU decoding and displaying SDTV at full-screen. Very smooth, clear and great. Works pretty well on the move too! Co-exists with Compiz Fusion quite happily as well.

  2. i bought a My Cinema U3100 Mini tv tuner 4 months ago,now the MCX adapter is broke and i can not find it,please can you tell me where they sell it?

    thank you

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