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High Defition (HD) television is the latest craze sweeping across the United Kingdom and the world behind gimmicky 3D formats and new to this year internet connected TVs. HD is something we can all enjoy, something which truly does enhance your viewing and listening experience for the better. Now, HD TV is available for your computer with this state of the art 'dongle style', Hauppauge nanoStick T2 PCTV 290e. As stated, it's a 'nano' stick which turns your PC temporarily into a TV in a small, portable, friendly way!
The system uses new DVB-T2 HDTV receiver technology, and this particular product is the first of its kind to use the kit. The major set back of this however is that becuase this is a single tuner device, you can't watch one channel and record another like some alternatives. In essence this is the devices only negative attribute, and because of it the USB fed stick is extremely eay to set up and use. As soon as you plug the thing in you can begin, searching through the standard line up of freeview TV channels, with the addition of HD ones.
The HD is full and comes through excellently, giving a clear and concise image and sound for exceptional viewing plessure. The device uses DistanTV software to stream the channels, and this element of the product works well with the stick to give a user friendly experience as well as one which is a plessure to enjoy.
It has a Hi-speed USB Interface Type which means the transfer of data from the stick to the PC is done in great time to give the quickest channel changes and live streaming. It also allows you to record a channel when your not watching anything in perfect time.
Overall, this product will undoubtedly become the new norm in TV watching - or at least other similar products will. The nanoStick lacks in the area of mult-channel recording as it only has one tuner, but the interface and quality of watching makes up for that in heaps. This is a 4 star product as a result and comes highly recommended from me.
PCTV nanoStick T2 is a compact USB tuner for the next gen digital terrestrial TV (DVB-T2). Now you can watch, time shift and record free HDTV (Freeview HD) in perfect picture quality on your PC and laptop.
PCTV nanoStick T2 also supports SDTV reception (DVB-T) and its streaming from a Windows PC to an iPhone or iPad. TV recordings with nanoStick T2 on your hard disk can be scheduled and played back from these mobile devices as well as from any PC or MAC via its web browser - never miss your favorite TV show.
PCTV nanoStick T2 is the world's first DVB-T2 receiver and turns your PC and laptop into an HDTV PVR. The included TV Center application lets you time shift and record TV shows and even stream Live-TV and TV recordings to your iPhone, iPad or other PCs and Macs. PCTV nanoStick T2 is fully backward compatible to DVB-T and delivers outstanding reception for both standards.
|Product Description:||PCTV nanostick T2 290e - DVB-T HDTV receiver - USB 2.0|
|Device Type:||DVB-T HDTV receiver - external|
|Interface Type:||Hi-Speed USB|
|Digital Video Format:||MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264|
|Audio Input Support:||Standard|
|Sound Input Mode:||Stereo|
|Cables Included:||1 x USB extension cable - external|
|OS Required:||Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7|