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Review: TubeStick Hybrid

At a Glance
  • Equinux TubeStick Hybrid

    Macworld Rating

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    MSRP: $129

    Pros

    • Easy to learn and use
    • Broadcasts are mostly clear
    • Good iPhone and Web browser integration
    • Can time-shift programs
    • Can schedule and sync recordings with the iPhone or browser, and watch them remotely
    • Can share live TV over iChat

    Cons

    • Consumes a lot of system resources, especially for HD playback
    • Syncing feature interferes with reception
    • Cannot record one program while watching another
    • XML program guide is not free in U.S
    • Some bugs
    • Running too many apps at the same time diminishes reception quality
    • Smart zoom feature is annoying

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