PCTV HD Ultimate Stick
is the latest way to watch HDTV. This little device will allow you to watch SD and free over the air HDTV with no service fees, supporting analog NTSC as well as digital ATSC TV signals virtually anywhere you can carry your laptop or desktop PC. It comes loaded with a remote control and a high-gain antenna to give you full control of your viewing experience.
Ultimate Stick has a full personal video recorder application pre-installed on the stick's on-board memory giving you the ability to record up to 2 hours of anything that is being broadcast onto the stick. It does this without having to install any software. You can also record video to your computer's hard drive, which will allows you to record a greater amount of hours. The package also includes video editing software as well as a handy electronic programming guide.
Choose from various recording formats and load your favorite recorded programs into your personal handheld devices like iPod
, or even direct-to-DVD. The hardware is also ready for ClearQAM unencrypted digital cable reception. In addition, you can easily use this device to capture SD video from a camcorder or set-top box using the included adapter cable.
The software loaded on the PCTV allows you to use time shifting features such as pause and rewind just like any TIVO
DVR systemand it's TV tuner is fully compatible with Windows Media Center. Finally, the on-board memory can also be used to store additional files. You really can't go wrong with Pinnacle's PCTV HD Ultimate Stick
for only $129.99. There are other versions - some with more features some with less - but we felt this was the best bang for your buck.