HD Pro Stick Delivers HDTV Free To Your PC
as it sounds, Pinnacle delivers a sure-fire simple solution for watching
over-the-air HD television programming using
only your laptop and a preprogrammed USB stick. Digital cable
and satellite are the norm
in households around the country, but if you want to take a break
and experience a crystal clear picture on the go, travelers need
look no further.
PCTV HD Pro is an intelligent, all-in-one USB stick that shows
technology can be if it’s presented right. Just
plug the stick in the side and off it goes. All the necessary drivers
and programs for your PC install in just a few clicks and you’re
ready to watch over-the-air television or plug in to your cable
or satellite receiver’s output jacks and record your favorite
programs to watch when you’re away.
kit comes with a small travel pouch, a telescopic antenna for
optimum viewing, a remote control, and an A/V cable to plug
into a cable or satellite receiver or other video playback device
like a VCR or DVD player. Like with TiVo, you can time shift the
program you’re watching. The only real learning curve is
adding channels to you television line up. Once plugged in, your
antenna can be moved around to achieve optimum signal quality.
It’s important to spend two or three minutes and use the
built-in channel scanner when running the main program. When you
move the antenna you may pick up different channels you’ve
never seen before because they are not available through your cable
or satellite provider. Depending where you are, you may want to
move the antenna a couple of times and re-run the channel scanner.
Beyond being able to watch and record, Pinnacle packs in the extra
ability to export your saved video to multiple formats including
portable devices like the iPod or PlayStation Portable (PSP). These
editing capabilities are usually only available through elaborate
and expensive software suites, but Pinnacle pushes the complexities
to the background and delivers a powerful package that is suitable
for the average computer user.
this little device requires a lot of PC resources, so make sure
you have Windows XP or Vista,
at least 1GB of RAM,
a Pentium 4 that is at least 2.4Ghz or a newer generation chip,
and a Direct X 9 compatible graphics card with a minimum of 64MB
of dedicated memory. In short, if you have a low-end laptop, you
probably won’t make the cut.
Whether you just want to take a break and channel surf while waiting
for your connecting flight at the airport or you want to build
a library of episodes from your favorite television show for your
iPod, the PCTV HD Pro stick delivers.
Check it out
for yourself and grab it here: http://www.amazon.com/Pinnacle-Systems-8230-10020-71-Ultimate-Stick/dp/B000WR8CHY/