Pinnacle PCTV USB2 - VideoHelp Capture Card

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Pinnacle PCTV USB2 Tv Tuner
Analog VideoIn
Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP
Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux?
*based on user reports.
USB2 $100 6.5/10
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Description (from the manufacturer site)
Pinnacle PCTV USB2 lets you watch, control and record live TV (cable or antenna) on your PC. You can also use it to import video footage from other sources like a VCR, camcorder or DVD-player. Video can be recorded using MPEG or DV real-time compression. An interactive set-up assistant makes the installation fast and easy.

Viewing
External Hi-Speed USB TV tuner, compatible with both analogue cable and antenna TV
Play, pause and rewind TV (Time-shifting technology)
Watch TV in a resizable window or full-screen mode
Real-time de-interlacing and noise-filter for best-in-class video quality
View programs broadcast in 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios
Easy-to-use features including multi-channel preview grid
Easy set-up with automatic channel scan
Recording
Record in MPEG1 and DV format with no file size restrictions
Time-Shifting (delayed viewing) in MPEG1 formats
Use your PC like a digital VCR to schedule recordings of your favorite programs
Capture high-quality still images from live video
Copy video footage from a VCR, camcorder or DVD player to your hard drive
Burn recordings to VCD, SVCD* and DVD*
* MPEG2 capture and Time Shift with presets for Super VCD and DVD can be activated online at the Pinnacle Shop at an additional cost.


Activation of PCTV USB2’s MPEG2 functionality enhances the product feature set as follows:
Hard-disk recording in MPEG2 format of live TV or from external video sources that are connected to your PCTV (e.g. VCR, DVD player, Cable TV set-top box). Given presets are “DVD”, “DVD Longplay” and “SuperVCD”. Additionally, the settings can be defined by the user according to his preferences.
Time-Shifting (delayed viewing) in MPEG2 formats
SuperVCD and DVD burning with your PC’s CD- or DVD-writer.
Playback of MPEG2 files by drag-and-drop into the PCTV Vision video window.





Technical Specifications:


Hardware:
PCTV USB2 external TV tuner with hyperband cable TV support
Hi-Speed USB compliant cable, length ca. 1.8m/6ft
Infra-red remote control transmitter
2 AA batteries for transmitter

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Comments posted by bahareh from Canada, April 03, 2010:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: No rating.





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Comments posted by HUPIKEK from Austria, May 14, 2008:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 4 of 10.





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Comments posted by Shaun Logue from United Kingdom, February 06, 2006:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 6 of 10.





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Comments posted by Gosi from Iceland, January 06, 2006:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: No rating.





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Comments posted by Gerry from United Kingdom, June 17, 2005:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.





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Comments posted by ZecabraPT from Portugal, July 21, 2004:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.




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Feature
What kind of main capture features it supports
Analog VideoIn = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input
Video Card = If it is a Video Card/Graphic Card
Tv Tuner = Built-In TV-Tuner
Digital TV = Built-In Digital TV-Tuner
DV/Firewire = DV/Firewire/i.Link input
DV Converter = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input and converts to DV video
MPEG1 hardware = Capture directly MPEG1(VCD) video using hardware*
MPEG2 hardware = Capture directly MPEG2(SVCD and DVD) video using hardware*
MJPEG hardware = Capture directly to MJPEG using hardware*
MPEG4 hardware = Capture directly to MPEG4(DivX,Xvid) video using hardware*
* = Most capture cards can capture to this format using software but it usually requires a very fast computer, if it supports realtime capturing it uses the capture cards hardware and it doesn't require a very fast computer and you may get better quality but less options/settings than software capturing.

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