Hauppauge is respected by, afaik, totally backwards the latests cool trends:
dual (digital and analog) tuners as a pcmcia card or usb stick.
As an example (please check the US mirror yourself):http://www.lifeview.com.tw/html/prod..._tv/q_dvbt.htmhttp://www.lifeview.com.tw/html/prod...uo_cardbus.htmhttp://www.yuan.com.tw/en/products/vdo_pd300mini.html
I have seen in the news there will be a dual usb stick tv tuner available in August, by I was not able tolocalise the original producer
(they give only the german rebranding name in the news here, which is useless).
I would not by externat usb tuner of the previous year (read, previous generation). At least, not for my subnotebook, though they could be still OK for the desktop replacements.
Avermedia are also good name and the same backwards in technology as Hauppauge (maybe, slightly less).
I think both avermedia and hauppauge are good names rather for PC TV cards, which does not necessarily extend to faster changing and very innovative laptop market.