(1) Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick High Definition USB TV Tuner
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Holy crap, they've done it. They've transcended space and time.
Think about it: what's the worst part about watching TV?
No, besides the ads.
Alright, yeah, and besides its deleterious effects on your mental and physical health.
And besides Larry King.
You know what? This guessing game isn't working. Let's just tell you what we were trying to get at. The worst thing--well, one of the worst things--about watching TV is that you're stuck in one place, and you're stuck in one time.
Say you want to watch Ghost Whisperer, and who doesn't? (JLH4evR.) The time: 20:00 EST. The place: Your crummy "family room." That's where and when Ghost Whisperer
is going down, friend. If you're not there, you miss your stories.
That's all there is to it. Good luck contributing to the water-cooler
discussion on Monday!
That's how it used to be, anyway, before you knew about Pinnacle's PCTV HD Pro Stick High Definition USB TV Tuner.
Stick this not-especially-attractive accessory (or "plug-ugly") into
your laptop computer and abracadabneycoleman: Your PC is suddenly a DVR. For real! Now you can watch your favorite shows when you want, where you want! And not just your favorite shows--it works on the shows you hate, too!
the biz, they call this "timeshifting" and "placeshifting." Pretty
fancy talk, really. Makes it sound like you have reality-bending
superpowers. Which, actually, it would be just our luck, if people
started manifesting superpowers, that we'd get one that let us watch TV
on our own schedule instead of, say, invisibility.
digress. You'll get full remote control access and full support for
both analog (NTSC) and digital (ATSC) reception. And you'll be able to
watch live, high-quality digital HD and SD TV with no service fees from wherever it is that your poor life choices take you!
right? Doesn't it just seem like something out of those Tom Selleck
"you will" ads? Don't you feel like a time traveler, sort of? (And not
just because we're transporting you back to the last time we sold this
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)
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1st place in Derby #42: Join the Revolution!, with 759 votes!
Comrade, until you've had one of those hot dogs they serve at the snack
bar, you don't know what revolting is. But listen now, for action must
be taken. For ten long winters we suffered, putting the good of our
league before the good of our own family. We distributed the wealth
evenly, so that all had monogramed shirts according to their need. We
chose the house ball rather than buy our own, the money going into beer
for the post-game celebration. We even contributed to the gas money
when car pooling. And yet our team captain never offered to drive,
never bought a round, and never once gave up a chance to use the fancy
cleaning machine with the brushes they keep over by the arcade.
Comrades, we are no man's puppets! Our direction is clear! Bowlers of
the world, unite!
This shirt was designed by:
Iambusyeating. We're not sure how you bus yeat but homeboy is busy
doing it. God love him. Or her. Can ladies bus yeat? Does anyone know?
As this was part of the <a href="http://shirt.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=4617">Civolution Revilization</a>,
Ol' Bus Yeat wins a 360 Elite, a year of XBox Live, a copy of Sid
Meier's Civilization Revolution™ with a custom XBox faceplate (when it
is ready to ship), and a signed poster from the Civ team. And he gets
to stick his hand in that big stump from Flash Gordon. Choose well!
Wear this shirt: when you're working for the FBI and trying to be accepted into the inner circle. It doesn't matter what inner circle, this shirt works for all of them.
Don't wear this shirt: if you're in an inner circle. How will you tell who the FBI agent is if you guys all dress the same?
This shirt tells the world: "Shut the frak up, Donny."
We call this color: Better Dead Than Red
3X - M: 12" x 16.16"
S - WS: 9" x 12.12"
Some wines merely taste good. Some transport you to another time,
another place. (And we're not talking about drinking so much that you
black out until the morning after.) A time before the world had ever
known a World War. A place where advertising posters and high art could
be one and the same. A world where a naked woman could fly down the
street with a bicycle, crazy Frenchmen painted on the beaches of
Tahiti, and lovers passed severed ears in the mail like valentines. And
they called it la Belle Epoque.
The scandalous label
on these bottles of Cycles Gladiator reproduces an 1895 poster
advertising that very model of modern conveyances, the bicycle. It's
not easy for us jaded 21st-century folk to understand the dizzying
feelings of freedom that this novel contraption aroused, especially in
crowded, class-bound Europe. Imagine if, suddenly, everybody could
afford their own helicopter. Or better yet, just try any or all of
these four Cycles Gladiator wines. Their uninhibited energy evokes the
thrilling time when the bicycle was joined by inventions like the
telephone, the phonograph, motion pictures, the airplane, and yes, even
Not that you'll taste any cellophane. Making their
world debut, the two bottles of Cycles Gladiator "More Reserved" (the
2006 Cab and the 2006 Merlot) were born in the dry, cool 2006 growing
season, and harvested late for darker colors and more developed
tannins. You won't find any reviews of these two yet. And anyway, who
cares about reviews? Any Belle Epqoue painter could tell you that real
genius is cruelly unappreciated in its own time.
Gladiator only harvests their Chardonnay at night, and the 2005 Central
Coast Chardonnay shows how successful this eccentric method is at
keeping bitterness at bay. Cool fermentation in new and neutral French
oak makes for brighter, richer, fruitier, Chardonnay-ier flavors. The
cool-climate aromatics of peach and pineapple! The ripe, fresh white
stone and tropical fruit flavors Bright acidity setting the fruit aloft
like a zeppelin! As golden as the sunrise over Le Havre, this
Chardonnay will leave you wondering whether to keep it in a wine cellar
or in a museum.
Simplicity can be deceptive. A seemingly crude
scene of a couple of South Pacific women lounging on a beach can hold a
world of meaning and subtlety. So it is with the Cycles Gladiator 2007
Central Coast Pinot Grigio. Sure, you can sip it while you do the
dishes, in classic Pinot Grigio style - or you can savor the symphony
of fruit and floral notes being played on your nose and tongue. Sweet
grapefruit, lemon zest, and honeydew notes are lifted by an avant-garde
splash of Orange Muscat, for a Pinot Grigio that refuses to be ordinary.
the world has moved on from the joyous, creative zenith of the Belle
Epoque. But one sip of this Cycles Gladiator Four-Pack will have you
wondering: who says you can't save time in a bottle?
2006 Cycles Gladiator Merlot
Varietal Composition: 78% Merlot 15% Petit Verdot 7% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage: 80% new French oak barrels
Total Acidity: 0.59 grams/100ml
Total pH: 3.60
2005 Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Chardonnay
Appellation: Central Coast
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Cooperage: 60% new French oak 40% stainless steel
Total Acidity: 0.58 grams/100ml
Total pH: 3.48
Release Date: June 2006
2007 Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Pinot Grigio
Appellation: Central Coast
Varietal composition: 96% Pinot Grigio 4% Orange Muscat
Cooperage: 100% stainless steel
Total acidity: 0.54 grams/100ml
Total pH: 3.65
Release date: May 2008
2006 Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Central Coast
Varietal Composition: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah
Cooperage: 70% new French oak, 30% neutral French oak
Total Acidity: 0.67gm/100ml
Total pH: 3.76
Residual Sugar: Dry
Release Date: May 2008