MaxLinear, Hauppauge Digital team to make netbook TV tuner

MaxLinear and Hauppauge Digital have announced they're teaming up today to create the very first TV tuner card meant entirely for the UMPC and netbook market. This may very well be a match made in tuner card heaven.

Components will be based on the MxL5007T CMOS silicon tuner from MaxLinear, which is capable of receiving HD video ATSC signals over the air. It can also pick up European standard formats including DVB-H, DMB-T, DVB-T and QAM.

This new card supposedly uses only half the energy of other tuner cards out there.