New Pinnacle PCTV Stick Delivers Enhanced Analogue and Digital Reception Combined with HDTV Readiness
Ultra-portable USB Stick with Latest Generation Chipset Brings Future-proof TV Experience to PCs
Eindhoven, The Netherlands – May 14, 2008 – Pinnacle Systems, the consumer division of Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), today announced the next generation of its award-winning TV Tuner Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick. In addition to offering improved digital terrestrial reception thanks to its latest generation DVB-T chipset, this new Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick delivers enhanced worldwide analogue TV reception with dual-channel sound and stereo FM radio, all combined with HDTV readiness.
Sleek and about the size of a flash drive, the affordable, easy-to-use Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick provides consumers with the brilliant sharpness of digital TV reception by simply plugging the device into a USB port on their PC. The addition of supporting analogue TV reception and its readiness for terrestrial HDTV makes it the perfect portable solution for laptop users, travellers and students, who want to enjoy free TV on-the-go, while making sure they are ready for the next generation of digital broadcast technology.
The number of consumers interested in easy-to-use TV tuners for enjoying the favourite TV shows by using their laptop or desktop is increasing. Together with the digital channels available, the market for robust TV tuners that allow consumers to watch TV on their PCs is growing rapidly. Research analysts at In-Stat/MDR, anticipates that PC-TV worldwide sales will increase approximately 35 million in 5 years, reaching 50.8 million in 2011.
“European terrestrial broadcasters are currently switching from analogue TV to new digital standards, to ensure high quality image reception,” said Tanguy Leborgne, Pinnacle Systems vice president of worldwide marketing. “During this transitional period we want to make sure consumers enjoy the best possible TV experience that’s available in their country, just by using their laptop or desktop. PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick delivers the best of all worlds: DVB-T with support for MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 in standard and high definition, stereo analogue TV via cable and antenna as well as stereo FM radio.”
The Pinnacle TVCenter Pro software included in the Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick delivers fully functional PVR capabilities that make it easy to watch, TimeShift and record TV. For added convenience, users have the option of viewing programs in full-screen mode or in a scalable window while using other applications. An integrated Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) is included to locate programs and schedule recordings. Shows can be recorded to the user’s hard drive or direct to DVD for playback on a DVD player. All of this with the comfort of the mini remote control provided.
Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick also includes a free trial version of the unique Pinnacle DistanTV™ application. DistanTV enables streaming of live-TV from a PC with installed PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick to other PCs in your wireless (or wired) network - in high quality with low bandwidth requirements. In addition, this PCTV provides a broad range of capabilities such as stereo sound for both digital and analogue TV, stereo FM radio reception and the ability to capture from a cable/satellite set-top box or camcorder with the A/V adapter cable provided.
The versatile Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick is fully certified for Windows Vista™ and Windows® Media Center, supports TV recordings in space-saving DivX® format and includes a trial version for MPEG-4 recording formats that enable playback of recorded shows on a PSP™ or iPod®. All recordings can be edited and. uploaded to the web with the included Pinnacle VideoSpin editing application.
Pricing and Availability
Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick 340e will be available in retail stores and computer shops from the end of May.
The suggested retail prices (SRP) incl. VAT are:
About Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., is an industry leader in providing a complete set of home video editing and TV viewing tools for the consumer market. The company’s product lines including Pinnacle PCTV™, Dazzle®, Pinnacle ShowCenter®, and its flagship Pinnacle Studio™ line, cover the needs and requirements of any level of video storytellers or consumers who simply want to enjoy TV from their computer. Pinnacle Systems has received nine prestigious Emmy® Awards for its technical innovations and carries the commitment to help consumers enhance, preserve and share their memories with ease. For more information, visit Video editing software and hardware, PC TV Tuner and video transfer industry leader Pinnacle Systems..
About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals – as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid, Digidesign, M-Audio, Pinnacle Systems, Sibelius, Softimage and Sundance Digital. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid’s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar® statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid® Film Composer® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company’s Oscar, Grammy® and Emmy award-winning products and services, visit Avid Technology, Inc..
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05-20-2008, 11:08 #1
Presse info Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick 340e
05-20-2008, 21:26 #2
Jeg har dårlige erfaringer med Pinnacle, så denne står jeg blankt over.
05-28-2008, 21:33 #3
Obs, obs! Denne dingsen støtter ikke krypterte sendinger. Dermed får du bare inn NRK i Norge, som jo forsåvidt er vel og bra :-) Det står heller ikke hvilket lydformat denne dingsen støtter... kan derfor hende man ender opp med NRK uten lyd som ikke er fullt så bra :-(
Gå inn på Om digitale TV-dekoderbokser (mottakere) - www.ntv.no for mer info om godkjente dekodere for det norske bakkenettet.
06-03-2008, 02:00 #4
Støtte for AAC+ HE er på plass, og dette produktet er testet i Norge og fungerer på de åpne kanalene, med lyd og bilde.
Det er heller ingen godkjent løsning på markedet idag for å motta de krypterte kanalene på PC.
06-03-2008, 17:46 #5Opprinnelig postet av Knightfal
06-26-2008, 10:37 #6
Dette er ingen løsning som er godkjent av RiksTV eller Conax.
CAM'en er muligens godkjent, men å bruke den på PC for å få inn kanalene til RiksTV er den desverre ikke.
Opprinnelig postet av hagzen