Plug&Watch TV for Your Netbook 

PCTV FlashStick nano is a unique combination of a DVB-T USB stick and memory card reader for Windows PCs. The all new TVCenter software resides on the included microSD card – no CD/DVD-drive is required for installation. In combination with its small form factor, minimal power consumption and low system load, PCTV Flash Stick nano becomes a perfect companion for Netbooks and Nettops.

The product provides optimal DVB-T TV and radio reception at all times thanks to its optimized tuner technology. An integrated slider mechanism protects the USB connector effectively. The included new TVCenter 6 software minimizes the set-up time and lets you timeshift and rewind live TV – also controllable via the included remote control. 





Product Overview

PCTV FlashStick nano (282e) combines a high-end DVB-T USB tuner with a microSD card reader and the TVCenter software on an included flash memory card. Thus, no CD or DVD drive – often missing on netbooks - is required for installation. Just plug-in and watch TV.

PCTV FlashStick nano is based on the most popular PCTV nano industrial design line. The enclosure features a slider mechanism, which protects the USB connector effectively. Thanks to this integration, there is no risk of losing a USB cap.

The integrated microSD card reader is fully SDHC compatible and provides uncompromised Hi-Speed USB 2.0 performance with microSD cards up to 32GB capacity. TV shows can be recorded directly to a plugged-in memory card, so you can always carry your favorite TV shows and movies with you and watch them on any computer.

The included all-new TVCenter 6 software makes it easy to watch, timeshift and record live TV. With its newly designed user interface it integrates smoothly into Windows® Vista and Windows 7. It enables watching TV and recordings in full-screen or in a freely scalable window while working with other software.

PCTV FlashStick nano comes with a 2GB microSD card, a mini rod-antenna and a stylish mini remote control. In areas with weak DVB-T signal, the included MCX-to-IEC antenna adapter enables the connection to an outdoor antenna.


Key Features

PCTV Plug&Watch for Netbooks

  • PCTV Plug&Watch for Netbooks
  • DVB-T tuner with integrated TVCenter software
  • USB TV tuner and card reader in one stick
  • Perfect DVB-T reception
  • Supports H.264 HDTV over DVB-T 1
  • Integrated sliding mechanism to protect the USB connector – never gets lost
  • Includes mini rod antenna and remote control
  • USB powered. Very low power consumption -saves laptop battery power
  • Compatible with Windows® Media Center

       (Media Center Remote separately available)


All-New TVCenter Software

  • Watch TV in full-screen or a freely scalable window – with a completely new user interface
  • Use timeshift to stop and rewind live TV
  • Watch and record to your hard drive without any quality loss
  • Optimized software to run smoothly even on netbooks
  • Integrated EPG and ultra-fast Teletext (where available)



Technical Specifications


  • TV standard: Digital terrestrial TV (DVB-T; MPEG-2,  MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 2)
  • Tuning range 174~862 MHz
  • Channel bandwidth 7, 8 MHz
  • Antenna input: MCX, 75 Ohm
  • Interface: USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)

TV recording formats

  • MPEG-2 transport stream
  • MPEG-4 H.264 (AVC) transport stream

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Vista with latest Service Pack and 1GB MB RAM or Windows XP (32 bit) with Service Pack 3 and 512 MB RAM
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz, Pentium® M 1.3 GHz, Atom® 1.6GHz, AMD® Athlon® XP or equivalent 
  • Graphics /sound controllers with support for DirectX® 9 or higher
  • Free USB 2.0 port
  • Hard disk with minimum 5 GB free space (for Timeshifting and TV recordings)
  • Optional:
    • Internet connection for software updates and activations
    • CD/DVD drive (to run flash memory recovery installation)

Package Contents

  • USB 2.0 TV tuner stick for DVB-T (282e)
  • 2GB microSD card with TVCenter 6 software
  • IR mini remote control
  • Mini rod antenna
  • MCX to IEC adapter
  • USB extension cable
  • Recovery CD with TVCenter 6, drivers and documentation
  • Printed Quick Start Guide





1 Please note that HDTV reception in the UK (Freeview HD) is not supported. FreeView HD requires a DVB-T2 receiver

Important notes on DVB-T reception:
Please ask your dealer whether DVB-T is available in your region. DVB-T reception is depending on location and might be impaired by thick or steel-enforced walls, and high neighboring buildings. In such environments, an outdoor / roof-top DVB-T antenna is required. Mobile reception of DVB-T, e.g. in a car or train, is in general not possible.

PCTV Systems reserve the right to change product specifications without notice.


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