Product Overview

PCTV picoStick is the world’s smallest DVB-T tuner for Windows PCs. Featuring a stylish tiny metal case PCTV picoStick ensures optimal DVB-T TV and radio1 reception at all times thanks to its optimized reception technology. With its small form factor, minimal power consumption and low system load, PCTV picoStick ist the perfect Digital TV companion for the latest generation of netbooks.
The included new TVCenter 6 software minimizes the set-up time and lets you timeshift and rewind live TV as easy as can be. The integrated metal clamp protects the USB connector effectively and the new telescopic mini antenna kit enables most flexible setups depending on the signal strength.


picoStick size 

The World’s Smallest Digital TV Tuner 

PCTV picoStick (74e) is a revolutionary small DVB-T USB  tuner for Windows PCs. Thanks to an all-new integrated chip technology, it “brings DVB-T reception to new dimensions”.

With a length of 35mm and a width of 12mm the metal enclosure is significantly smaller than all other TV USB dongles in the market place.

Despite the extreme miniaturization, the device provides high sensitivity and allows perfect TV reception also in areas with lower signal quality.

Its uniquely designed metal case with its protective clamp makes it a stylish accessory to modern, small laptops, netbook and nettop PCs.

The included all-new TVCenter 6 software makes it easy to watch, timeshift and record live TV. With its newly designed user interface the PCTV picoStick integrates smoothly into Windows® Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It enables watching TV and recordings in full-screen or in a freely scalable window while working with other software.

PCTV picoStick comes with a new telescopic mini rod-antenna kit.
The antenna stick can either be attached to the magnetic base or – in areas with good DVB-T signal – directly connected to the antenna input of PCTV picoStick. 

Key Features

Smallest digital tuner

  • Ultra-small and stylish metal enclosure
  • Perfect DVB-T reception
  • Supports H.264 HDTV over DVB-T
  • Integrated folding clamp to protect the USB connector – never gets lost
  • Doesn’t block neighboring USB ports
  • Includes new telescopic mini rod antenna kit
  • USB powered. Very low power consumption -saves laptop battery power
  • Trim and edit recordings with the included video editing software
  • 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 in MPEG-1/-2 or DivX format
  • Optimized software to run smoothly even on netbooks
  • Integrated EPG and ultra-fast Teletext (where available)

Great program guide

  • Use TV Digital OnGuide software and the experience of Europe’s largest TV editorial staff to find your favorite TV shows and schedule recordings2


Technical Specifications


  • TV standard: Digital terrestrial DVB-T (MPEG-2,  MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
  • 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-1 (off-line trans-coding)
  • MPEG-2 transport stream
  • MPEG-4 H.264 (AVC) transport stream
  • DivX (off-line trans-coding)


System Requirements 

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista with latest Service Pack and 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • or Windows XP (32 bits) with latest Service Pack and 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 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)
  • DVD drive (for the software installation)
  • Optional: Internet connection for software updates and activations 

Package Contents  

  • USB 2.0 TV tuner stick for DVB-T (74e)
  • 2-part mini rod telescopic antenna
  • MCX to IEC adapter
  • USB extension cable
  • DVD with TVCenter 6, EPG and video editing application, drivers and documentation
  • Quick start guide 





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.

1 DVB-T radio is not available in all regions.
2 30 days trial period of editorial content with paid upgrade; after expiration free EPG content for up to 3 days (depending on TV station)
PCTV Systems reserve the right to change product specifications without notice.

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