|Go to a web site that has user reviews along with the ads and read them, such as newegg or TigerDirect. However, keep in mind people who are complaining may be more likely to write a review than those who are satisfied. |
e.g. I supplied links to a few examples of them at TigerDirect.ca in this Topic a while back :
Laptop video adapters, TV tuners
You MAY need to plug it into a USB port built into the laptop - it may not work properly when connected to a port in a hub, the type that is multiple ports connected to one built in port.
Similarly, it may only work properly when it is the ONLY thing plugged into a PCMCIA (PC Card) or ExpressCard USB 2.0 controller adapter card.