(1) Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick High Definition USB TV Tuner
Description: (click show to see it)
There's a joke about Calvin Coolidge that goes like this: A mangoes to a fancy dinner and is seated next to the taciturn President.The man says, "Sir, my wife bet me a dollar that I couldn't make yousay three words." Coolidge replies, "You lose."
Despitehis reputation, Coolidge was the first president to deliver a radioaddress, on this day in 1924. It is in his honor that we offer thePinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick.
The Pinnacle PCTV HD ProStick lets you pull HD signals from the air like they were dragonfliesand you were the tongue of a big ol' bullfrog. It works with yourlaptop (or PC) via the USB 2.0 poweredTuner. It would even work on a Mac if you could find Mac software tosupport it, since said software is not included. Sorry, Appley-cants,we really tried our best to find you a link.
But once youget it running, hook up an antenna and start watching high-quality tvon your own terms. You can use TimeShifting to watch your shows whenyou want to watch them, using your Pinnacle PCTV HD ProStick like a Digital Video Recorder. Pause, rewind, replay, you can usethe Electronic Program Guide to schedule all your electronic programs,like Automan or Misfits of Science. Prep that episode of Lost for youriPod or edit your own Deal Or No Deal boxed set. As far as we'reconcerned, you just can't have too much Howie!
The includedremote means you don't even have to get up. You get cables, batteries,the antenna, and a CD with PC software for Windows XP and Vista (if you have Vista Home Premium or Ultimate, you don't even need the Pinnacle software). Who needs a tv?Not you! Save those for the suckers and the Apple people! You're dragracing towards Future Canyon at a billion miles an hour! And who's yourco-pilot? The Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick, that's who.
Warranty: 90 Day Pinnacle Systems
Watch live high quality digital HD and SD TV without service fees from anywhere on your laptop
Break free and PlaceShift with the sleek USB 2.0 powered portable PCTV device
Sit back and relax from afar with full remote control access
The options are unlimited with full support for both analog (NTSC) and digital (ATSC) reception
Instantly transform your PC into a personal digital video recorder (DVR)
Take complete control of when you watch your favorite shows with TimeShifting
Never miss a critical part of your favorite show again with pause, rewind and replay
Schedule recordings with the integrated Electronic Program Guide
Turn your Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) computer into a full featured analog and digital TV set (MCE remote sold separately)
Eliminatethe guess work by automatically recording shows direct-to-DVD and/or inthe destination file format of choice (i.e. iPod, PSP, DivX, etc.)
Capture from most consumer devices with analog outputs (e.g. VCRs, camcorders, DVD players, etc.) and then edit and enhance with the included Pinnacle Studio QuickStart software
Minimum System Requirements for PC:
Windows XP with SP2 or Windows Vista (Vista Certified)
Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz, Pentium M 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 processor (for HDTV reception, a Pentium D or Pentium Dual Core or equivalent AMD Athlon 64 processor is recommended)
RAM: Windows XP - 256MB RAM (512MB recommended); Windows Vista - 512 MB (1GB recommended)
DirectX® 9 or higher compatible graphics card (64 MB real memory required for HD)
DirectX 9 or higher compatible sound card (Creative® Audigy® or M-Audio® recommended)
1 GB of disk space to install software (20 GB recommended for TV recording)
USB 2.0 port
CD or DVD-ROM drive to install software
In the box:
USB 2.0 TV tuner for ATSC/NTSC reception
Mini remote control�
Telescopic antenna with magnetic base
A/V adapter cable
USB extender cable
2 "AAA" batteries
Printed QuickStart guide
CD with Pinnacle MediaCenter for PC (Macintosh software not included)
Got some updated prices? Click here and update them!
So I says everybody knows a year is three hundred and sixty-five
days, and this guy--this little egghead pencilneck dweeb--he says no it
isn't. And I says of course it is, and he says naw, it isn't. And I
says OK, genius, prove it.
And he starts in with this
Chinese algebra where I don't know what he's talking about. He's
multiplyin' this times that. He's carryin' the two. He's got letters
and numbers and I don't know what all in there. And finally I show him
the thing you do with your knuckles, right?
No, not the calendar trick. What calendar trick? I just mean I slugged him in the nose.
shirt was designed by: Iambusyeating, who's given hope to all those
lurkers who sit on the sidelines and decline to enter the Derby on the
grounds that a first-timer doesn't stand a chance. In your face,
Wear this shirt: to the upcoming
Academic Olympics, or Quiz Bowl, or Space Camp, or Star Trek
Convention, or at the center of that circle of jocks that are kicking
Don't wear this shirt: to the Vatican. Ask Galileo how that'll turn out.
This shirt tells the world: "As a matter of fact, I am free on Friday night."
We call this color: The Square Root Of Navy Blue Times Navy Blue
3X - M: 12.5" x 15.02"
S-WS: 9.37" x 11.26"
We know your heart was in the right place, Douglas, but we've got to let you know: those last few Viking parties of yours have been a little on the foobish side. It isn't just the visible seams on the chintzy plastic helmets, or the bath mats repurposed as loin cloths. It's the booze. Face it, no matter how bejeweled the wrought-iron chalice you pour it into, cheap sangria is cheap sangria.
But take heart, for hope joins the battle! This highly-rated, award-winning Chaucer's Mead Trio delivers yesterday's taste today, bringing an earthy authenticity to any pageant, feast, or faire, including the uninspiring likes of your Viking parties. And don't worry - just because it's named after Chaucer doesn't mean it's made in England. This be Calyfornyae wyne, goode sirre.
And now, Douglas, your bottles three! You'll get two bottles of Chaucer's Mead, a distinctively rich dessert-style wine blended from three different types of honey: floral-smelling orange blossom honey, spicy toyon honey (toyon's a member of the sage family), and dark, amber-hued alfalfa. It would've been easier for Chaucer's Cellars to add artificial flavorings, colorings, or concentrates. But they didn't need gimmicks like that in the original Chaucer's day. If pure fermented honey was good enough to lighten the way on the pilgrimage to Canterbury, it's good enough for us.
You will find a titch of trickery about the odd mead out here - Chaucer's Raspberry Mead - but only of the mildest sort. This fruity variation on a honeyed theme is made by adding a splash of Chaucer's Raspberry Wine (15%) to the aforementioned Chaucer's Mead (85%). Don't get your breeches in a bunch, traditionalists. People've been mixing up mead and fruity wine for so long, there's even a name for it: Melomel. Less sweet than regular mead and less regular than sweet mead, Chaucer's Raspberry Mead will make you holler "Forsooth!"
So raise high the goblet, Douglas, for tonight we drink mead! Yep, that's what we'll say a few weeks from now, after our Chaucer's Mead Trio arrives.