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Pinnacle expands PCTV HD line-up

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 18 Oct 2007 17:57 User comments (1)

Pinnacle expands PCTV HD line-up Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology, Inc., has expanded its Pinnacle PCTV line of TV tuners. The new Pinnacle PCTV HD Ultimate Stick is the industry's only USB 2.0 TV tuner stick that provides plug-and-watch TV viewing on a PC without any installation. The Pinnacle PCTV HD Card is a HDTV tuner card which includes support for FM radio. The company is also offering a Pinnacle PCTV Remote Kit for Windows Media Center.
According to estimates by research analysts at In-Stat/MDR, worldwide sales of PC-TV tuners will increase from approximately 15.8 million in 2006 to 50.8 million in 2011. With the increased amount of HD content available, the market for robust TV tuners that will let consumers watch HDTV on a PC is growing rapidly.

The Pinnacle PCTV HD Ultimate Stick requires no installation as the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) software runs from the stick. Pinnacle TVCenter Pro, a complete PVR application, and FlashPVR, a technology that allows TVCenter Pro software to run from the stick's on-board flash memory, come with the stick. Video can be captured in MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (optimized for iPod or PSP), DivX, or even direct-to-DVD.

The Pinnacle PCTV HD Card is designed for desktop PC users who want to add SD and HD TV to their PC using an internal PCI card. In addition to a full personal video recorder (PVR) and stereo FM radio, the included Pinnacle TVCenter Pro software allows TV recording in MPEG-2 or space-saving DivX formats, or direct-to-DVD.

The Pinnacle PCTV HD Ultimate Stick sells for $129.99, the PCTV HD Card sells for $79.99 and the Pinnacle Remote Kit for Windows Media Center sells for $29.99.

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123.10.2007 17:39

Just another company making the move to high definition.

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The Pinnacle PCTV HD Ultimate Stick sells for $129.99, the PCTV HD Card sells for $79.99 and the Pinnacle Remote Kit for Windows Media Center sells for $29.99.
This looks reasonable enough for consumers to look at their products.

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