Home

News

Forums

Hardware

CPUs

Motherboards

Video

Guides

CPU Prices

RAM Prices

Compare Prices



Sharky Extreme : News From Inside The Industry October 2, 2008





Be a Marketplace Partner








 Advertising Info

About the Double-Underlined Links


- Daily News

- News Archives

- Gaming News




 - Most Active Threads
 - Technical Support
 - CPUs & Overclocking


Latest News


- Crucial Unveils the Ballistix Tracer DDR3-1333 Modules
- Diskeeper Unleashes the SSD+ Optimizer with Hyperfast Technology
- Samsung Introduces Three New Super-WriteMaster DVD Burners
- Elpida Shrinks Down its 65nm 1-gigabit DDR2 Chips
- Albatron Downsizes with the KI780G Mini-ITX Motherboard
News Archives

Features

- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with Microsoft's Dan Odell
- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with ATI's Terry Makedon
- SharkyExtreme.com: Interview with Seagate's Joni Clark
- Half-Life 2 Review
- DOOM 3 Review

Buyer's Guides

- September Extreme Gaming PC Buyer's Guide
- July High-end Gaming PC Buyer's Guide
- May Value Gaming PC Buyer's Guide

HARDWARE

  • CPUs


  • Motherboards

    - AMD 790GX Chipset Review
    - Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 Motherboard Review
    - AMD 780G Chipset Review

  • Video Cards


    internet.commerce
    Be a Commerce Partner














    internet.com
    IT
    Developer
    Internet News
    Small Business
    Personal Technology
    International

    Search internet.com
    Advertise
    Corporate Info
    Newsletters
    Tech Jobs
    E-mail Offers


  •   


    October 11, 2007

    Whether they plug into PCI slots or USB ports, PC TV tuners come with software on CD that enables personal video recording, live-TV pausing or time-shifting, and an on-screen program guide for channel-surfing or recording setup. Right? Not quite: Pinnacle Systems' new USB 2.0 tuner's software is preloaded on and runs from the flash-drive-sized stick, with no installation required. The tuner also has enough onboard flash memory to store up to two hours of recorded TV.

    Shipping later this month for $130, the Pinnacle PCTV HD Ultimate Stick enables viewing and recording of NTSC analog cable and free high-definition digital TV programming on any PC. The latter can be either ATSC over-the-air (antenna) HDTV or the Clear QAM unencrypted cable HDTV that many carriers offer for major networks and other channels. The device cannot receive the premium HDTV channels supplied by a set-top box. Users can record video direct to DVD, the Ultimate Stick, or a PC hard drive in formats including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 optimized for iPod or PSP, and DivX.

    If you plan to limit your TV-watching to a single desktop PC, the Pinnacle PCTV HD Card ($80) offers the same analog and digital PVR functionality in a PCI expansion card. Both tuners come with a remote control and Pinnacle Studio QuickStart software for trimming captured videos.

    Related Link: Pinnacle


    Copyright(c) 2008 Jupitermedia Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Legal Notices | Licensing , Reprints , & Permissions | Privacy Policy




    JupiterOnlineMedia

    internet.comearthweb.comDevx.commediabistro.comGraphics.com

    Search:

    Jupitermedia Corporation has two divisions: Jupiterimages and JupiterOnlineMedia

    Jupitermedia Corporate Info


    Legal Notices, Licensing, Reprints, & Permissions, Privacy Policy.

    Advertise | Newsletters | Tech Jobs | Shopping | E-mail Offers

    Solutions
    Whitepapers and eBooks
    IBM Whitepaper: Innovative Collaboration to Advance Your Business
    Internet.com eBook: Real Life Rails
    Avaya Article: Call Control XML - Powerful, Standards-Based Call Control
    Internet.com eBook: The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing
    Go Parallel Article: Scalable Parallelism with Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks
    Internet.com eBook: Best Practices for Developing a Web Site
    IBM CXO Whitepaper: The 2008 Global CEO Study "The Enterprise of the Future"
    Avaya Article: Call Control XML in Action - A CCXML Auto Attendant
    Go Parallel Article: James Reinders on the Intel Parallel Studio Beta Program
    IBM CXO Whitepaper: Unlocking the DNA of the Adaptable Workforce--The Global Human Capital Study 2008
    Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro: Web Conferencing and eLearning Whitepapers
    Go Parallel Article: Getting Started with TBB on Windows
    HP eBook: Storage Networking , Part 1
    MORE WHITEPAPERS, EBOOKS, AND ARTICLES
    Webcasts
    Go Parallel Video: Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks: A New Method for Threading in C++
    HP Video: Is Your Data Center Ready for a Real World Disaster?
    Microsoft Partner Portal Video: Microsoft Gold Certified Partners Build Successful Practices
    HP On Demand Webcast: Virtualization in Action
    Go Parallel Video: Performance and Threading Tools for Game Developers
    Rackspace Hosting Center: Customer Videos
    Intel vPro Developer Virtual Bootcamp
    HP Disaster-Proof Solutions eSeminar
    HP On Demand Webcast: Discover the Benefits of Virtualization
    MORE WEBCASTS, PODCASTS, AND VIDEOS
    Downloads and eKits
    Microsoft Download: Silverlight 2 Software Development Kit Beta 2
    30-Day Trial: SPAMfighter Exchange Module
    Red Gate Download: SQL Toolbelt
    Iron Speed Designer Application Generator
    Microsoft Download: Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Runtime
    MORE DOWNLOADS, EKITS, AND FREE TRIALS
    Tutorials and Demos
    IBM IT Innovation Article: Green Servers Provide a Competitive Advantage
    Microsoft Article: Expression Web 2 for PHP Developers--Simplify Your PHP Applications
    Featured Algorithm: Intel Threading Building Blocks - parallel_reduce
    MORE TUTORIALS, DEMOS AND STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES