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PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e)

Author:  Artiom Bell
Date:  2008.06.23
Topic:  Peripherals
Provider:  Pinnacle Systems
Manufacturer:  Pinnacle Systems

PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e)

PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e)

PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e)


Have you ever felt like you had the need to watch your favorite show while on the go? Well with the PCTV Pro Stick from Pinnacle you will be able to not just watch your favorite show, but record it as well. PCTV Pro Stick is a sort of cable adapter that plugs in straight into your USB port and converts the television and radio signals in images and sound so that you can listen and watch radio and television from a portable antenna or just from a regular cable jack.


  • Watch SD and free HD TV1 on your PC - no service fees
  • Includes remote control and high-gain telescopic antenna
  • Ultra-sensitive reception of both analog and digital TV signals
  • New: supports both digital over-the-air (ATSC1) and unencrypted digital cable (ClearQAM2) HDTV
  • New: stereo sound for both digital and analog TV
  • New: stereo FM radio reception
  • Turns your PC into a PVR with TimeShifting: pause, rewind TV
  • Electronic Programming Guide (EPG)
  • Compatible with Windows® Media Center3 (Windows Vista™ and XP MCE; remote kit sold separately)
  • Bonus: VideoSpin video editing software
  • Capture from your cable/satellite set-top box or camcorder with the included A/V adapter cable
  • Automatically record shows to your hard drive in MPEG-1/2 or DivX4 formats, or direct-to-DV


TV Standards
  • ATSC (HDTV up to 1080i, SDTV)
  • NTSC (cable, over the air)
  • ClearQAM (HDTV up to 1080i, SDTV)
  • TV/FM antenna (F-connector/Coaxial)
  • S-Video, Composite Video (RCA), Stereo Audio (1/8")
Recording Formats
  • MPEG-1/2
  • DivX4
  • MPEG-4: compatible with PSP or iPod (Trial Version)
System Requirements
  • Windows Vista™ (32-bit) or Windows® XP with latest service pack
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 2.4 GHz, Pentium M 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 processor (for HDTV reception, a Pentium 4 2.8GHz or Pentium M 1.7 GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon 64 processor is recommended)
  • RAM: Windows XP – 256MB (512MB recommended); for Windows Vista – 512 MB (1GB recommended)
  • Free USB 2.0 port
  • Sound / graphics controller with support for DirectX® 9
  • Hard drive with minimum 1 GB free space (20 GB recommended for TV recording)
  • DVD player/burner
  • Internet connection for registration/activation
Package Contents
  • USB 2.0 TV tuner for ATSC/ClearQAM/NTSC and FM radio reception
  • Mini remote control including batteries
  • Portable telescopic high-gain antenna
  • A/V Adapter cable
  • USB extender cable
  • Printed quick start guide
  • DVD with Pinnacle TVCenter Pro and VideoSpin editing software





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