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PCTV Systems DVB-T2 290e nanoStick HD TV Tuner
• Watch FreeView HD Digital TV (DVB-T2) or SD Digital TV (DVB-T) on your notebook or PC
• Watch TV in full-screen or scalable window
• Record your favourite shows or schedule future recordings• Supports ‘Time-shifting’ allowing you to pause live TV and continue from where you left off• USB 2.0 interface• Auto-channel scan and name recognition• Remote control• Included DistanTV software that lets you stream Live-TV and TV recordings to your iPhone and iPad• Includes mini MCX DVB-T aerialThe world’s first DVB-T2 receiver turns your PC into a Freeview HD PVR!
PCTV nanoStick T2 is the world’s first DVB-T2 (Freeview HD in the UK) receiver and turns your PC and laptop into an HDTV PVR. The included TVCenter application lets you time shift and record TV shows and even stream SD live-TV and TV recordings to your iPhone, iPad or other PCs and Macs. PCTV nanoStick T2 is fully backward compatible to DVB-T (Freeview) and delivers outstanding reception for both standards. Other features include support for Windows Media Center (DVB-T only). DVB-T antenna, USB extension cable and mini remote control are included.
PCTV nanoStick T2 is a compact USB tuner for the next gen digital terrestrial TV (Freeview HD / 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 favourite TV show.
USB 2.0 TV tuner for DVB-T2, DVB-T,
Mini remote control (battery included)
USB extender cable
CD with TVCenter application, drivers and user manual
Quick start guide
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I went to my local maplins to pick one of these up. The intention is to use it as a tuner for my tvheadend/xbmc setup. I went with this device as another reviewer he noted it works out of the box on linux. This may be the case for 290e, but as it was the 292e that i actually got sold, it did not work out of the box. A bit of googling does show one of the kernel devs is writing drivers, and expects them to in the kernel as of 3.16. He has provided the drivers as-is via linuxtv git. After several hours of compiling the kernel etc, i DID get it work and can say this works fantastically! There are 2 tuners, which means 2 of my users an watch different channels, or 1 can watch while another channel is being recorded.
Works practically straight out of the box. Don't use the software provided for watching TV. If you have Windows 7 or below use Windows Media Centre so you can schedule recordings. Windows 8 users need the Pro version to get Media Center. Had a broken lead in my box and couldn't source another one - even Maplin didn't sell them at the time. Contacted PCTV and they sent a new one free of charge!!!
Works practically straight out of the box. Don't use the software provided for watching TV. If you have Windows 7 or below use Windows Media Centre so you can schedule recordings. Windows 8 users need the Pro version to get Media Centre. Had a broken lead in my box and couldn't source another one - even Maplin didn't sell them at the time. Contacted PCTV and they sent a new one free of charge!!!
Ideal for turning a NAS into a PVR
I use my DVB-T2 290e in a Synology NAS using DVBLink as the TV Server. It works well creating recorded material which I can stream or copy as desired. I can also watch live TV on a PC, Mac or Android device using a DVBLink App. I was so happy with this arrangement that I bought a second one and now I can record or watch two channels simultaneously.
Perfect for use with tvheadend
This is, to the best of my knowledge, the only USB DVB-T2 device with decent out-of-the-box support in the Linux kernel. I can confirm it works with Ubuntu and tvheadend without the need to install any additional software.
Setup is not very logical and it is not clear when HDTV channels are being received ? also EPG channel numbering seems to be random. Actual picture quality is quite good though so it does what it says.
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