Pinnacle has three new products on the market for TV on your PC, along with the option of viewing two channels at the same time, recording shows and transferring files to your PSP or iPod.
With the Pinnacle PCTV DVB-T PCI, you can watch digital terrestrial TV or listen to radio on a desktop PC. The included Pinnacle TVCenter software offers PVR features, including TimeShifting, MPEG-1/2 and DivX recording, EPG (trial only) and FM and Internet radio.
The Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick is a USB 2.0 tuner for to watching DVB-T and Analogue TV, along with the option to record. It comes with a mini remote control and rod antenna and includes an analogue A/V input that allows capturing from camcorders, VCRs, and Set top boxes. The Pinnacle PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCIe is a dual-tuner PCI Express card for Digital (DVB-T) and Analogue TV (antenna and cable). It comes with new ASD (Automatic Signal Detection) technology, which makes the setup extremely easy. All available cable and terrestrial TV and radio signals will be detected and all channels are scanned automatically. Again, there’s TimeShift and record of programmes.
Both Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick and PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCIe include Pinnacle MediaCenter software, which allows you to record directly in MPEG-2 and DivX formats, or record video files compatible with Sony PSP and Apple’s iPod (MPEG-4). The Pinnacle PCTV DVB-T PCI will ship Mid October for £29.99, the Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick will ship Mid October with a price of £69.99, while the Pinnacle PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCIe is available now for £89.99