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Product Overview

PCTV microStick (79e/76e) is a handy USB digital terrestrial TV (DVB-T) tuner for desktop PCs or Notebooks running on Microsoft Windows. Thanks to its ultra-sensitive  receiver technologyTV reception also works fine with weak signal. The very compact housing makes it a perfect accessory to modern, small laptops, Netbooks and compact desktop PCs.

The included user-friendly TVCenter 6 software makes it easy to watch, time shift and record live TV. With its innovative user interface it integrates smoothly into Windows while watching live TV or recordings in fullscreen or in a freely scalable window as working with other software.

PCTV microStick comes with a mini rod antenna .


Key Features

Pocket-sized DVB-T experience

  • Compact and highly sensitive DVB-T tuner
  • Good DVB-T reception - even with weak signal
  • Compact hardware design
  • USB powered
  • Includes mini rod antenna


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
  • Store TV on your hard drive without any quality loss
  • Optimized software to run smoothly even on netbooks
  • Integrated EPG and ultra-fast Teletext (where available)

PCTV Systems goes green

Environmental responsibility can make a huge difference in the world. In our continuous effort to act environmentally friendly and help to reduce waste, we decided to go green and no longer include installation discs with our products.

Technical Specifications

PCTV microStick tuner

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

TV recording formats

  • Loss-free transport stream (MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)1


System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows 7
  • Or Windows Vista with latest Service Pack, 1 GB RAM
  • Or Windows XP (32 bits) with latest Service Pack, 512 MB RAM
  • PC with 1.5 GHz processor
  • For HDTV1 reception: 2.0 GHz multi-core processor
  • Graphics / sound controllers with support for DirectX® 9 or higher
  • Free USB 2.0 compatible port
  • Hard disk with 5 GB free space (for Timeshifting and TV recordings)
  • CD/DVD drive (for the software installation)
  • Optional: Internet connection for software updates and activation


Package Contents

  • USB 2.0 TV tuner stick for DVB-T (79e)
  • Mini rod antenna
  • Download Flyer for TVCenter 6 with serial number
  • Quick start guide


1 HDTV reception only where available via DVB-T broadcast; 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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