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Watch and Record Standard and High Definition TV on Your PC

Pinnacle PCTV HD PCI Card 23040

The Pinnacle PCTV HD Card brings Standard and High Definition TV with full personal video recorder (PVR) functionality to your PC with no desktop clutter. Watch, time shift and even automatically record all of your favorite TV shows with no service fees.

The PCI TV Tuner card fully supports both analog (NTSC) and digital (ATSC) TV signals; the TV tuner hardware is also ready for ClearQAM (unencrypted digital cable). Record programs on your hard drive in MPEG-2 or DivX or even direct-to-DVD. Pause, rewind and fast-forward live TV with time shifting. Capture SD video from a camcorder or set-top box using the included adapter cable.

Supports the following TV Standards:

ATSC (HDTV up to 1080i, SDTV)
NTSC (cable, over the air)
ClearQAM (HDTV up to 1080i, SDTV)


TV antenna input (F- connector/Coaxial)
FM antenna input
Composite Video (RCA)
Stereo Audio (2 x RCA)

Recording Formats:


System Requirements:

Windows Vista (32-bit) or Windows XP with latest service pack
Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz, Pentium M 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 processor (for HDTV reception, a Pentium 4 2.8GHz or Pentium M 1.7 GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon 64 processor is recommended)
RAM: Windows XP 256 MB (512 MB recommended); for Windows Vista 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
Free PCI rev. 2.3 slot
Sound&grasl;graphics controller with support for DirectX 9
Hard drive with minimum 1 GB free space (20 GB recommended for TV recording)
DVD player/burner
Internet connection for registration/activation
High-gain indoor or rooftop aerial and/or connection to an existing cable TV jack (coaxial cable).

Package Contents:

PCI TV tuner card for for ATSC, ClearQAM, NTSC and FM radio reception
Mini remote control including batteries
Remote control receiver
cable FM radio antenna
A⁄V Adapter Cable
Printed quick start guide
CD with Pinnacle TVCenter Pro and VideoSpin editing software

Marvin Protoss of Barbados says, "I knew when I purchased this product I would have no disappointments. I had and purchased Hauppauge products before and living it up now. This Pinnacle PCTV installed easy and worked remarkably. Hauppauge is affilliated with this product by hardware while Pinnacle handles the software to my knowledge. Make note the product software was made for and works with XP and Vista (only). The driver portion did not properly install in windows 2000 and the TV Center software does not at all install in 2000. GREAT PRODUCT AND GREAT PRICE

Pinnacle PCTV HD PCI Card user Dominicius says, "This capture card is a great "budget" card. The quality of picture is beautiful with mythtv. I have yet to install the software included with the card, however I have a the 801se USB and the software looks the same. A good choice for a dual SD/HD card. Click here for more information.

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