PCTV for Mac HD mini Stick (80eM)
PCTV for Mac HD mini Stick

    • Watch and record digital TV on your Mac and PC
    • Integrated signal booster
    • Includes Elgato EyeTV Lite software
    • Comes with portable telescopic antenna and travel bag
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HDTV on PC and MAC

Plug the TV for Mac HD mini Stick directly into your computer’s USB 2.0 port to start experiencing the power of digital HDTV – complete from your desk or the comfort of your couch.

The ultra compact, portable stick along with the convenient telescopic antenna and mini remote make it easy to take your TV for Mac HD mini Stick with you anywhere you go.The provided Elgato EyeTV Lite software enables full playback controls including pause, rewind, fast forward, skip, and slow-motion. Record your favorite shows manually or from the built-in TV Guide.


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TV for Mac HD Mini Stick 

 Elgato EyeTV Lite software for Mac



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Ultra COMPACT, Brilliant HDTV and 100% DIGITAL

  • New compact size HDTV tuner for easy travel and storage
  • Instantly turn your PC into a personal digital video recorder
  • Mini remote, portable telescopic antenna and travel bag included


Product Overview

PCTV Systems brings an easy-to-use TV experience to Mac owners with "TV for Mac". TV for Mac HD mini Stick is an ultra-compact, USB-powered TV tuner that’s the perfect match for super-slim Macbooks. The integrated signal booster improves reception sensitivity even if the signal isn’t strong. You can watch, record and TimeShift your favorite programs. TV for Mac HD mini Stick is available for digital TV reception and comes with a mini remote control and high-gain telescopic antenna.
Take it with you on your travels. Record the game, grab your favorite sitcom episodes or catch the late-night thriller – TV for Mac HD mini Stick makes it happen.

Want full PVR capabilities? No problem - use Elgato EyeTV® Lite software to TimeShift, record and program all your favorite shows. 


Key Features

  • Watch and record digital HD and SD TV on your Mac®
  • Ultra compact USB 2.0 HDTV tuner stick with super-strong reception
  • Watch free HDTV on your Mac – no service fees
  • Enjoy the stunning picture and sound quality of free-to-air HDTV (ATSC1)
  • Supports both digital over-the-air TV (ATSC1) and unencrypted digital cable TV (ClearQAM2)
  • Take control— never miss an important moment with pause, rewind and replay
  • Schedule recordings with Internet-based Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
  • Includes Elgato EyeTV Lite TV viewing and recording software
  • Includes mini remote control and high-gain telescopic antenna
  • New: built-in slide-cap to protect the USB connector
  • New: integrated signal booster improves sensitivity for HDTV reception
  • Bonus: Travel bag
  • Bonus PC Software: TVCenter (TV viewing for Windows)


Great TV experience on your Mac or Macbook

TV for Mac HD mini Stick provides everything you need to turn your Mac into a digital TV with fully functional Personal Video Recorder (PVR).  You can actually view and record over-the-air HD content for free (ATSC). 

If you have cable TV (ClearQAM) at home: get the best out of it and receive the available digital HD channels on your Mac, at no additional cost. All of this power is available in an ultra compact designed form factor.  The TV for Mac HD mini Stick includes a USB 2.0 powered TV tuner with integrated infrared (IR) receiver and a mini-remote control.  This diminutive combination allows you to take control of all of your digital TV choices from a distance in comfort.  A high-gain telescopic antenna is included, too.

The included Elgato EyeTV Lite software also offers features like timeshifting and the ability to scheduled recordings to your hard drive.

The TV for Mac HD mini Stick is a must have for anyone that wants to get HD quality content for a fraction of the price of an HD TV set.



Technical Specifications


TV Standards

  • ATSC (HDTV up to 1080i, SDTV)
  • ClearQAM (HDTV up to 1080i, SDTV)


  • TV Antenna F-Connector/Coaxial

Remote control support

  • remote control (included)
  • Apple remote control (sold separately)

System Requirements

  • Macintosh® computer with a Dual PowerPC® G5 or an Intel® Core Duo processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4 or later
  • Free USB 2.0 port
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Hard disk with minimum 1 GB free space (20 GB recommended for TV recording)
  • CD or DVD drive


Package Contents

  • USB 2.0 TV tuner for ATSC1 and ClearQAM2 reception
  • Mini remote control including battery
  • Telescopic antenna
  • Antenna adapter (MCX to F-Connector)
  • USB extender cable
  • Quick start guide
  • BONUS:  Travel bag
  • CD with Elgato EyeTV® Lite software, drivers and documentation
  • CD with TVCenter and VideoSpin software for Windows





1. ATSC, the new digital broadcast standard, is now available in many areas of the United States. The provided antenna will allow reception in areas where there is a good ATSC signal. 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. Please visit for more information on areas covered and optimizing your reception. 

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