PCTV 292e Triple HD : The world’s first DVB-T2/DVB-C receiver turns your PC into a Freeview HD PVR!

PCTV 292e Triple HD Stick is the world’s first DVB-T2 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 292e Triple HD Stick 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 antenna, USB extension cable and mini remote control are included.

Notes

  • For Singapore residents, you can receive the Mediacorp's free-to-air digital TV programs from your SCV's wall socket cable TV input point.

    Select the option as DVB-C and do a complete scan to lock all the available free-to-air Digital TV programs.

  • Please note that you can't receive the encrypted or paid channels via the Starhub's cable TV wall socket input with PCTV 292e Triple-HD.
  • DVB-C channels can be received if unecrypted DVB-C channels are available in your area or from your cable TV provider.
  • Channels available from digital cable (DVB-C) depends on your Cable TV provider, please visit the website of your cable TV provider for the list of ‘free’ digital cable channels.
  • Hauppauge also reserves the right to make improvements and/or changes to the product, programmes and/or specifications described in the above information at any time without notice.

PCTV 292e Triple HD stick : The world’s first DVB-T2/DVB-C receiver turns your PC into a Freeview HD PVR!

PCTV 292e Triple HD stick 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 292e Triple HD stick 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.

nanoStick T2 Box
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Key Features
  • Enjoy future-proof DVB-T2 technology on your PC – Now!
  • Watch and record in transport-stream quality on your PC!
  • Stream and watch live-TV (SD) wherever you are!

Imagine you can watch your home TV program on your iPhone in a cafe or hotel lobby. The included DistanTV software lets you stream Live-TV and TV recordings to your iPhone and iPad. You can even schedule TV recordings over the Internet with your smart phone. DistanTV works in your home network (W-LAN) as well as over the Internet (Wi-Fi hotspot and 3G).

TVCenter: turns your PC into a full digital video recorder
  • Watch TV in full-screen or scalable window
  • Use time shifting to pause and rewind live TV
  • Record your favourite shows or schedule future recordings
Technical Specifications

TV standards support by PCTV 292e Triple HD stick

  • Supported TV standards: DVB-T2, DVB-T, VHF-/UHF band free-to-air channels and DVB-C (freeview channels)
  • Stereo / dual channel sound
  • Antenna input: MCX connector
  • PC-interface: USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
TV recording formats
  • MPEG-1 (off-line trans-coding)
  • MPEG-2 transport stream
  • MPEG-4 H.264 (AVC)
  • MPEG-4 compatible with PSP/iPod (try&buy)

Notes

  • DVB-T/T2 or Analogue TV reception requires a TV aerial (a high gain rooftop aerial is recommended).
  • DVB-T Radio is not DAB Radio.
  • DVB-C is not currently supported with Windows Media Center.
  • For Digital Terrestrial reception, some viewers may need to replace their aerials if the installation is old or in poor condition. Digital Terrestrial coverage is improving all the time as digital terrestrial television transmitters are continuously being updated. However it may take some time for full coverage to reach particular areas of the country./
  • An Internet connection is required for the Windows Media Center EPG service.
  • For Singapore residence, some DVB-T/T2 reception with indoor antenna might be impaired by walls and high neighboring buildings/structures/trees. In such environments, an outdoor / roof-top DVB-T antenna is recommended. If you are using roof-top antenna with amplified signal, in theory, you should not encounter any reception problem and you should be able to receive all free-to-air DVB-T/T2 channels available in Singapore.
  • To use the PCTV 292e Triple HD for TV with the Windows XP Media Center application (DVB-T/Analogue will require a patch from our website) a Media Center certified DVD or MPEG-2 software decoder is required. If you are building a Media Center PC, refer Microsoft's web site for a list of Media Center certified DVD decoders. The Windows Media Center application is included with Windows 8 Media Center package, Windows 7, Windows XP Media Center, Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Vista Home Premium editions only.
  • For optimal reception of DVB-T/T2 channels with any indoor antenna (DVB-T/T2 compatible), you have to be in a location with minimum disturbance on the DVB-T signal.
  • Hauppauge also reserves the right to make improvements and/or changes to the product, programmes and/or specifications described in the above information at any time without notice.

Linux

LinuxTV.org

Linux support for the PCTV 292e is in kernel 3.16. For more information, please see here.

TV for WD MyCloud EX2 NAS drives

If you have a Linux based Western Digital MyCloud EX2 NAS drive, you can record digital TV programs with a 292e tuner and the DVBLink Linux application from DVB Logic.

  • Watch, schedule and record your favourite digital TV programs in the original HD quality
  • Create TV libraries on your WD NAS drive, and play them back anytime!
  • Easy to install on your WD MyCloud EX2 NAS drive
  • A 3 TB WD EX2 can hold up to 1000 hours of TV in the original HD quality

Model numbers:

model 23135: PCTV 292e Triple HD stick.

Included in the box

  • USB 2.0 TV tuner for DVB-T2, DVB-T, DVB-C
  • Mini remote control (battery included)
  • DVB-T antenna
  • USB extender cable
  • MCX-IEC antenna adapter
  • CD with TVCenter application, drivers and user manual
  • Quick start guide

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows 8, 8.1, 7® or Windows Vista with latest Service Pack, 1 GB RAM
  • Or Windows XP (32 bit) with latest Service Pack, 512 MB RAM
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz, Pentium M 1.3 GHz or equivalent AMD® Athlon® XP
  • For HDTV: 2,6 GHz multi core processor
  • Hard disk with min. 1 GB free capacity (20 GB free capacity recommended)
  • Sound and graphics with support for DirectX® 9 or higher
  • USB 2.0 port
  • CD/DVD drive for software installation
  • Recommended: Internet connection for software updates and activations