Pinnacle ultra-compact HDTV USB tuners for PC and Mac

Chris Davies - 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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