Pinnacle ultra-compact HDTV USB tuners for PC and Mac

Sep 8, 2008

Pinnacle have announced their smallest ever USB HDTV tuners, the PCTV HD mini Stick and the TV for Mac HD mini Stick.  Both feature a retracting USB plug and support digital over-the-air TV (ATSC) and unencrypted digital cable TV (ClearQAM) for SDTV and HDTV with resolutions of up to 1080i.

PVR software is included with both products - Pinnacle TVCenter Pro 5 in the case of the PC tuner, and Elgato’s EyeTV Lite with the Mac tuner - as well as a telescopic TV antenna and mini remote control. A travel bag is also supplied.

An integrated signal booster will, according to Pinnacle, allow for high-quality viewing even in areas with weak signal. Both tuners are compatible with standard-definition content as well as HD, and the PC version is compatible with Vista Media Center.

Available from September 21st, the the PCTV HD mini Stick will be priced at $119.99 and the TV for Mac HD mini Stick at $129.99.

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