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PC/TV

A PC with a built-in TV tuner. A PC/TV is typically an earlier computer with a graphics card that accepted analog TV from cable TV, a VCR or a camcorder. Such "video graphics cards" connected to the video source via RCA phono or S-VHS jacks. DVR software may also have been included that recorded programs on the hard drive. Today's TVs receive digital TV from the Internet as well as via stand-alone adapters that pick up digital TV from a cable box or over the air. See digital convergence and smart TV.
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In addition to delivering brilliantly sharp HDTV broadcasts via ATSC, the digital TV standard for high-definition and standard TV, both the PCTV HD Ultimate Stick and the Pinnacle PCTV HD Card support analog (NTSC) TV signals and are both hardware-ready for ClearQAM (unencrypted digital cable) reception.
Consummation of Sprint's acquisition of PCTV is subject to the receipt of PCTV stockholder and government regulatory approvals.
Avid, Pinnacle Systems, the Pinnacle Pinwheel logo, Pinnacle PCTV, Dazzle, Pinnacle ShowCenter, Pinnacle MediaSuite, Pinnacle Mobile Media and Pinnacle Studio are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc.
With the Pinnacle PCTV Tuner Kits, consumers can watch, pause, and record live television and schedule future recordings using the Windows Media Center TV Guide.
Matthew Oristano, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of PCTV, stated that he is extremely pleased with the terms of the Sprint transaction which provide for full and fair value for all shareholders of PCTV.
Whether using the wired or wireless versions of Pinnacle's PCTV To Go products, consumers can have an amazing TV viewing experience from their Media Center PCs," said Jeff Hastings, Avid vice president and Pinnacle Systems general manager.
The PCTV tripleStick 292e drivers are now part of the Linux kernel 3.
Maik Richter, General Manager of PCTV Systems, remarked on the target markets for the PCTV 461e, "While the 461e will also work in North America and Asia, the rich free-to-view high definition satellite content broadcast by Astra, Eutelsat and Freesat makes Europe the key market.
Now, with its new ability to run on all major computing platforms as well, CrestaTV provides a breakthrough for PCTV simplicity, flexibility, price and performance.
Smarty PCTV comes with a vast range of streaming services and the user can point and click to add favorite TV channels and on-demand services.
During fiscal 2009 we completed the integration of the former Pinnacle PCTV product line, acquired on December 24, 2008 from Avid Technologies, Inc.
This tuner card is a High Definition Digital PCTV tuner receiver module that has the ability to receive HD Digital TV (ASTC) or Unencrypted Digital Cable (ClearQAM), up to 1080i resolution, on your PC, giving your existing HTPC a "Power Boost.