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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Pinnacle TV for Mac HD mini Stick Reply with quote

Pinnacle TV for Mac HD mini Stick
Monday, September 8, 2008
Posted by: Glenn

Pinnacle Systems today announced its Pinnacle TV for Mac HD mini Stick, a new ultra-compact HDTV tuner. The USB device supports digital over-the-air TV (ATSC) and unencrypted digital cable TV (ClearQAM) for SDTV and HDTV with resolutions of up to 1080i. It's compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or later and comes bundled with the latest version of Elgato's EyeTV Lite software for a full range of recording and playback controls, including timeshifting and EPG or manual recording capabilities. The Pinnacle TV for Mac HD mini Stick also comes with a mini remote control, high-gain telescopic TV antenna and travel bag.

The Pinnacle TV for Mac HD mini Stick will be available at retail later this month. It has a suggested retail price of $129.99.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's cool that it's really small, but I'm not sure why anyone would pick this over one of the Eyetv tuners. It doesn't even sound like you are getting a full version of the Eyetv software.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelSpinners wrote:
It's cool that it's really small, but I'm not sure why anyone would pick this over one of the Eyetv tuners.

That makes two of us.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe if it had the full version of EyeTV, but they went with EyeTV Lite? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Still Waiting for New Pinnacle Mac Tuner Reply with quote

WheelSpinners wrote:
It's cool that it's really small, but I'm not sure why anyone would pick this over one of the Eyetv tuners. It doesn't even sound like you are getting a full version of the Eyetv software.


EyeTV Lite isn't really that 'light' - the ability to trim/edit video is the only MAJOR functional difference - otherwise it performs admirably. Aesthetically its very different: Menu-driven and alot like Apple's Front Row which the average consumer might be just as comfortable using.

As of Oct 5th this tuner still isn't shipping anywhere I can find other than direct from Pinnacle. If the street price comes down to $99 it'll be a good value option.

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