PCTV for Mac HD mini Stick
PCTV for Mac HD mini Stick

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VideoGuys Part # (SKU): HAU23058
MFR Part # (MPN): 23058
Ultra COMPACT, Brilliant HDTV and 100% DIGITAL
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PCTV HD mini Stick is an ultra-compact, USB-powered TV tuner that’s the perfect match for super-slim laptops. The integrated signal booster improves reception sensitivity even if the signal isn’t strong. The easy-to-use TVCenter software lets you watch, timeshift and record TV. You can enjoy TV in full-screen mode or in a scalable window while using other applications. PCTV HD mini Stick comes with a mini remote control and high-gain telescopic antenna.

Take it with you on your travels. Record the game, grab your favorite sitcom episodes or catch the late-night thriller – PCTV HD mini Stick makes it happen.
Want full PVR capabilities? No problem - use TVCenter software to timeshift, record and program all your favorite shows. There's even one-click recording to hard disk or DVD.

PCTV HD mini Stick provides everything you need to turn your PC into a digital TV with fully functional Personal Video Recorder (PVR). You can actually view and record over-the-air HD content for free (ATSC). If you have cable TV (ClearQAM) at home: get the best out of it and receive the available digital HD channels on your PC, at no additional cost. All of this power is available in an ultra-compact designed form factor. The PCTV HD mini Stick includes a USB 2.0 powered TV tuner with integrated infrared (IR) receiver and a mini-remote control.

This diminutive combination allows you to take control of all of your digital TV choices from a distance in comfort. A high-gain telescopic antenna is included, too. The included TVCenter software also offers features like timeshifting, direct-to-DVD recording or scheduled recordings to your hard drive without any quality loss.

  • New compact size HDTV tuner for easy travel and storage
  • Instantly turn your PC into a personal digital video recorder
  • Record your favorite shows to your hard drive or direct-to-DVD
  • Unique slide-open design with USB connector protection - never loose the USB cap again!

Key Features

  • Ultra-compact HDTV tuner stick with super-strong reception
  • Watch free HDTV on your PC – no service fees
  • Supports both digital over-the-air TV (ATSC1) and unencrypted digital cable TV (ClearQAM2)
  • Includes mini-remote control and high-gain telescopic antenna
  • Turns your PC into a PVR with TimeShifting: pause, rewind TV
  • Stereo sound
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG3)
  • Compatible with Windows® Media Center5 (Windows Vista™ Home Premium or Ultimate; remote kit offered separately)
  • New: built-in slide-cap to protect the USB connector
  • New: integrated signal booster improves sensitivity for over-the-air HDTV reception

Technical Specifications



 TV Standards





  • ATSC (HDTV up to 1080i, SDTV)


  • ClearQAM (HDTV up to 1080i, SDTV)




 Inputs





  • TV antenna (F-connector/Coaxial)




Recording Formats





  • MPEG-2


  • MPEG-4: compatible with Sony PSP or Apple iPod (Trial Version)




System Requirements





  • Windows® XP or Windows Vista™ with latest service pack


  • Intel® Pentium® 4 2.8GHz, Pentium M 1.7 GHz, equivalent AMD Athlon 64 processor or higher (e.g. dual core processor)


  • RAM: Windows XP – 512 MB; Windows Vista – 1 GB


  • Free USB 2.0 port


  • Sound/graphics controller with support for DirectX® 9 or higher


  • Hard drive with minimum 1 GB free space (20 GB recommended for TV recording)


  • CD drive (DVD burner required for DVD recording)


  • Internet connection for registration/activation


Package Contents





  • USB 2.0 TV tuner for ATSC1/ClearQAM2 reception


  • Mini remote control including battery


  • Portable telescopic high-gain antenna with magnetic foot


  • Antenna adapter (MCX to F-Connector)


  • USB extender cable


  • Printed quick start guide


  • Travel bag


  • CD with TVCenter software


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