Pinnacle Tv Hybrid Stick For Mac

Pinnacle Introduces High Quality, Ultra-Portable TV Tuners for Mac

Experience both analogue TV and the power digital terrestrial TV with Pinnacle TV for Mac. Its ultra-portable stick form factor make it easy to take your TV with you anywhere you go. Condition is Used. Pinnacle on Tuesday introduced three new USB TV tuners for the Mac — two of the devices are for the European market and one for the U.S. Dubbed Pinnacle TV for Mac Stick, the tuners.

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ : AVID) today announced that its consumer division, Pinnacle Systems, Inc, is entering the market for Mac peripherals with three new USB TV tuner devices: two for the European market and one for the US market. The new ultra-portable Pinnacle TV for Mac Sticks turn any Mac into a full-featured TV receiver/recorder with remote control.

“Macs are famous for their eye-catching design and the cool features within the OS. Now Mac users can use Pinnacle products to further extend the capabilities of their computers and transform them into personal TVs and video recorders,” said, Pinnacle Systems general manager and Avid vice president Jeff Hastings. “With Pinnacle TV for Mac Sticks, anyone can enjoy an easy-to-use, high quality TV experience on a Mac, whether at home or traveling.”

High-Quality TV Tuners
The Pinnacle TV for Mac family is comprised of three models, including the:

  • Pinnacle TV for Mac DVB-T Stick – which allows European users to watch, TimeShift and record their favorite digital TV and radio (DVB-T) programs.
  • Pinnacle TV for Mac Hybrid Stick – which delivers the same functionalities as the DVB-T Stick and adds analog TV reception. It also acts as a video capture device.
  • Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick – which gives US customers access to ATSC HDTV directly on their Macs – in addition to standard analog TV.

The USB 2.0 interface enables high-quality video streaming to the Mac. Pinnacle TV for Mac Sticks are USB powered and therefore require no external power supply. They just plug directly into the Mac’s USB 2.0 port and come with a remote control so that users can sit back and enjoy television programs with the same comfort as a traditional TV viewing experience. The sticks connect to an external antenna thanks to the built-in, standard antenna input and also come with a mini antenna for use outdoors or in buildings where there is no external TV antenna.

Pinnacle TV for Mac Sticks come with the highly acclaimed Elgato EyeTV Lite TV viewing and recording software.

More Than Just Watch
In addition to watching TV, users can take advantage of the TimeShifting feature to pause and rewind their favorite shows. The sticks also turn any Mac into a full personal video recorder (PVR), allowing users to record shows on the fly or schedule recordings ahead of time using the integrated electronic program guide (EPG). Users can save recordings on the Mac’s hard drive in DVD-quality MPEG-2 format. The included A/V adapter cable also enables users to import video from external sources such as a camcorder, making it a handy no-hassle solution for transferring video to a Mac computer.

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Pricing and Availability
In North America, consumers can purchase the Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick starting in March from the Pinnacle Systems website (, at major retailers and also at e-tailers. USMRSRP is $129.

About Pinnacle Systems
Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., is an industry leader in video editing solutions, TV tuners for the PC, and digital media adapters for the consumer market. The company’s product lines include Pinnacle PCTV™, PCTV to go, Dazzle, Pinnacle ShowCenter™, Pinnacle Mobile Media™ and its flagship Pinnacle Studio™ line. For more information, visit

About Avid
Avid Technology, Inc. is the world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, enabling film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast professionals to work more efficiently, productively, and creatively. For more information about the company’s Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy award-winning products and services, please visit:

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* Intel® Pentium® 4 2.8GHz, Pentium M 1.7 GHz, equivalent AMD Athlon 64 processor or higher (e.g. dual core processor)
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Press Release:Pinnacle Systems Unveils New Ultra-Compact USB Digital TV Tuners to Bring HDTV to ComputersThe new Mini Sticks Deliver Stunning Quality and High Sensitivity for HDTV Reception for Mac and PC MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 09.08.2008 - Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), today announced its new Pinnacle PCTVTM HD mini Stick and Pinnacle TVTM for Mac® HD mini Stick - just in time for the U.S. Fall TV season. The new ultra-compact HDTV tuners build on the features and ease of use that have established Pinnacle Systems as number one in the consumer PC-TV viewing market in the U.S.* What makes these USB-powered tuners unique is that they are the smallest TV sticks on the market that offer high reception sensitivity. The affordably priced miniature tuners have been integrated with powerful new signal booster technology that enables them to pick up digital TV even if the signal is weak. With a Pinnacle HD mini Stick, PC and Mac® users have a complete solution for viewing and recording crisp, clear live television on their computers at home or when traveling. By including the latest Personal Video Recorder (PVR) software as well as a mini remote control, a high-gain telescopic TV antenna and a travel bag; the sleek, ultra-small tuners are ready to use right out of the box. Both devices support digital over-the-air TV (ATSC) and unencrypted digital cable TV (ClearQAM) for SDTV and HDTV with resolutions of up to 1080i. Overview Easy to install and use, the mini sticks are activated by simply connecting them to a computer´s USB 2.0 port and either a cable jack, an existing TV antenna or the included telescopic antenna. Customers will also appreciate the miniature-sized case, which features a built-in protective flip-cap that does not block other USB ports. Once connected, the new TV tuners instantly turn a PC or Mac into a personal video recorder (PVR) with timeshifting capabilities that enable users to record, pause or rewind live TV. Users can also schedule recordings from, a free Internet-based Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) so that they don´t miss their favorite programs. Live and recorded programs can be viewed in full-screen mode or in a scalable window while using other computer applications. Pinnacle PCTVTM HD mini Stick PCTV HD mini Stick comes with Pinnacle TVCenter Pro 5, the latest release of Pinnacle´s feature-rich Video Recorder (PVR) application for viewing, timeshifting and recording high-quality SD and HD TV on a PC. With the software, users can record TV shows in MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or DivX® formats and save the programs on a hard drive or directly to a DVD. A trial version for MPEG-4 support is included which enables users to output to a Sony® PSPTM or an Apple® iPod®. Also included is the video editing software VideoSpinTM by Pinnacle, which allows customers to quickly trim the length of recordings. Home Theater PC enthusiasts will be happy to hear that for ATSC, PCTV HD mini Stick is also compatible with Windows® Media Center (Windows Vista® Home Premium or Ultimate).Pinnacle TV for Mac® HD mini Stick Compatible with Mac OS X v10.4 or higher, the Pinnacle TV for Mac HD mini Stick 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. As a bonus, Pinnacle TVCenter Pro 5 and VideoSpinTM by Pinnacle are also included for users who also own a PC. Pricing, Availability Pinnacle PCTV HD mini Stick and Pinnacle TV for Mac HD mini Stick will be available in the U.S. from the Pinnacle Systems estore as well as leading retailers and online resellers by September 21. The SRP for the PCTV HD mini Stick is US$119.99 and $129.99 for the Pinnacle TV for Mac HD mini Stick, which is also available in selected Apple® Stores. For tips, tricks and techniques on all Pinnacle solutions go to Pinnacle Life. About Pinnacle Systems, Inc. Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is an industry leader in providing a complete set of home video editing and TV viewing tools for the consumer market. The company´s product lines including Pinnacle PCTVTM, Dazzle®, Pinnacle ShowCenter®, and its flagship Pinnacle StudioTM line, cover the needs and requirements of any level of video storytellers or consumers who simply want to enjoy TV from their computer. Pinnacle Systems has received nine prestigious Emmy® Awards for its technical innovations and carries the commitment to help consumers enhance, preserve and share their memories with ease. For more information, visit