PCTV HD Stick (801e SE)  

    • Entry-level USB tuner for SD and free HD TV 
    • Record your favorite shows to your hard drive
    • Limited Time Offer: Free mini antenna included
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Great Value Hybrid TV USB Stick with full HDTV Support

Bring digital HDTV and analog TV to your PC with PCTV HD Stick, with full DVR functionality.  The USB 2.0 powered tuner is so small that you could actually put it in your coat pocket, but with its good look you won’t want to hide it. No longer must you modify your schedule to enjoy your favorite TV shows.  Now, you can pause, timeshift and even automatically record all of your favorite shows – in SD or HD up to 1080i. New: includes support for digital cable (ClearQAM).



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Enjoy live HD or SD TV on your PC anytime, anywhere!

  • Instantly turn your PC into a personal digital video recorder
  • Record your favorite shows to your hard drive of direct-to-DVD
  • Limited Time Offer: Free mini antenna included


Product Overview

PCTV HD Stick is an ultra-compact USB 2.0 powered TV tuner in an attractive stick form factor that brings the brilliant sharpness of digital HDTV to your PC. 

This new generation of PCTV HD Stick supports free digital HD and SD TV over-the-air (ATSC) and now also via cable (ClearQAM). In addition to digital TV, standard analog TV (NTSC) can be received via cable or antenna. The included TVCenter Pro software lets you not only watch TV, but also record it.

You can even pause, rewind or fast forward your favorite TV shows. Good looks, great features and minimum size, will make the PCTV HD Stick a must have wherever you are. The sleek USB 2.0 device is so compact that you can really take it wherever you go with your laptop and always have high quality HD TV with you. Now with further improved performance in an even smaller form factor!

Key Features

  • Watch SD and free HD TV on your PC - no service fees
  • Ultra-sensitive reception of both analog and digital TV signals
  • New: supports both digital over-the-air (ATSC1) and unencrypted digital cable (ClearQAM2) HDTV
  • Stereo sound for digital TV
  • Turns your PC into a PVR with timeshifting: pause, rewind TV
  • Electronic Programming Guide via the Internet
  • Compatible with Windows® Media Center3
  • (Windows Vista™ and XP MCE; remote kit sold separately)
  • Automatically record shows to your hard drive or direct-to-DVD


Works great with Windows Media Center

If you have a Windows Media Center equipped laptop or PC (Windows Vista Home Premium / Ultimate or Windows XP MCE), don’t worry, the PCTV HD Stick is fully compatible with Windows Media Center (for analog TV and ATSC). This qualified combination provides everything from watching live TV to all of the great features of a fully functional digital video recorder (DVR) with free integrated Electronic Program Guide (EPG). This includes pausing and automatically recording all of your favorite shows in the familiar and friendly MCE environment.


Technical Specifications

TV Standards

  • ATSC (HDTV up to 1080i, SDTV)
  • NTSC (cable, over the air)
  • ClearQAM (HDTV up to 1080i, SDTV)


  • TV antenna input (F-connector/Coaxial)

Recording Formats

  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4: compatible with PSP or iPod (Trial Version)

System Requirements

  • Windows Vista™ (32 bit)  or Windows XP with latest service pack
  • Intel Pentium® 4 2.4 GHz, Pentium M 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 processor (for HDTV reception, a Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or Pentium M 1.7 GHz or equivalent AMD
  • Athlon 64 processor is recommended)
  • RAM: Windows Vista – 512 MB (1GB recommended) for Windows XP – 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • Free USB 2.0 port
  • Sound / graphics controller with support for DirectX 9 or higher
  • Hard drive with minimum 1 GB free space (20 GB recommended for TV recording)
  • CD or DVD drive


Package Contents

  • USB 2.0 TV tuner for ATSC/ClearQAM/NTSC reception
  • Mini antenna
  • USB extender cable
  • Printed QuickStart guide
  • CD-ROM with TVCenter Pro





1 ATSC, the new digital broadcast standard, is now available in many areas of the United States. In regions or rooms where the signal is not strong, an amplified rooftop antenna will be required. It is generally not possible to receive an ATSC signal while en route (e.g. in a car or train). Please consult with your local reseller or go to for more information on areas covered and optimizing your reception.
2 Unencrypted digital TV (ClearQAM) can be received with a standard cable TV connection at no additional fees. The reception of encrypted digital premium channels is not supported.

Product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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