Pinnacle Unveils Compact USB Digital HDTV Tuner

Sep 08, 2008 by John Messina weblog
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Just in time for the Fall Season TV line up, Pinnacle has introduce their new ultra-compact HDTV tuner with some features found in DVR's. With Pinnacle´s HDTV Stick you can also pause live TV and record shows to a hard drive or DVD.

With Pinnacle´s HD mini Stick viewers can enjoy clear, sharp pictures on their PC or Mac. The mini-Stick supports digital over-the-air TV (ATSC) and unencrypted digital cable TV (ClearQAM) for SDTV and HDTV with resolutions of up to 1080i.

With Pinnacle´s TV Center Pro 5 software, viewer´s can record and watch high-quality SD and HD TV shows on their personal computer. Viewers can also record TV shows in MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or DivX formats and save the programs on a hard drive or directly to a DVD. Pinnacle also includes a trial version for MPEG-4 support that allows users to output to a Sony PSP or an Apple iPod. In the software package you will also find VideoSpin which allows users to quickly trim the length of their recordings.

The HD mini Stick comes with a mini remote control, high-gain telescopic antenna, video recording and editing software and a travel bag.

Pinnacle PCTV HD mini Stick and Pinnacle TV for Mac HD mini Stick will be available in stores and online by September 21. The suggested retail price for the PCTV HD mini Stick is $119.99 and $129.99 for the Pinnacle TV for Mac HD mini Stick, which will also be available in selected Apple Stores.

Via: Pinnacle

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SLam_to
not rated yet Sep 08, 2008
Wow Pinnacle has caught up with other companies offering this sort of USB stick tuner. Good to see they're only 2 years behind the curve.

(ie. see DVICO)
Glis
not rated yet Oct 02, 2008
I suppose the ads on physorg aren't enough to keep the lights on.

I've got some old amplifiers I put on craigslist, can I get an article?

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