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Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless

Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless
alaScore 78

36 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 36 reviews)

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Pinnacle PCTV To Go

 

If you're thinking Pinnacle's TV streamer looks an awful lot like Monsoon's, it's because they're almost exactly the same—right down to the software and user manuals. The only difference is in the outer shell. Monsoon actually makes the PCTV To Go;...

Integrated tuner with built-in splitter

Mobile client software not yet available

We also like that the Hava and Pinnacle boxes automatically switch their video output to a 16:9 aspect ratio when they receive HD content. Unlike Sony’s LocationFree TV, however, neither box can currently act as a wireless access point on its own....

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Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless

 

Pinnacle and Monsoon worked out a deal and basically re-released the same product under a different name, with a few minor tweaks. We point out the notable differences.

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Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless

 

When Monsoon Multimedia released its Hava Wireless HD product in 2006, the company made no attempt to hide the fact that it was largely a "proof of concept" device. In other words, they were highly interested in licensing the product to a larger...

Streams sources to any broadband-connected Windows PC in the world; built-in wireless networking support; integration options for Windows Media Center PCs; can accept as many as four A/V inputs (composite, S-Video, RF, and HD component) with...

Only compatible with Windows PCs (so far); software and remote control options aren't as polished or thorough as those on the Slingbox; Media Center setup and integration isn't as easy and functional as it should be; recording function and Media Center...

The combination of built-in wireless and limited Windows Media Center integration makes the Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless one of the more promising Slingbox competitors for advanced users.

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Consumer review by:

"Customer Dis-service"

 

I wouldn't buy this product again. This worked for a bit and then all of a sudden I started getting a connection error - "central server is unreachable". When I read the not very helpful guide, I found that this was a pretty significant error and only...

Innovative idea

set-up wasn't all that easy. customer service is seriously lacking.

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"After two years"

 

This product used to work on the Internet and in the home. It does not work with Vista and other WEB CAMs, The video drivers are very aggressive and think they are the only thing that should be on you computer.

OK in the house

Pinnacle has abandoned this and all their products and Hauppauge Digital hasn't said what their plans are.

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"couldn't get it working even after substitution"

 

We tried to set up and configure. Wizard told us the pc was not in LAN (after having downloaded the sw update from the net!). LAN was (and is) perfectly working for every device of ours but PCTVtoGO. Call center after som trial gave us a return number...

My husband wanted a solution for not to pass cables around the house to watch television everywhere we want

it does not work

Consumer review by:

Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless

 

This product used to work on the Internet and in the home. It does not work with Vista and other WEB CAMs, The video drivers are very aggressive and think they are the only thing that should be on you computer.

OK in the house

Pinnacle has abandoned this and all their products and Hauppauge Digital hasn't said what their plans are

Consumer review by:

Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless

 

I wouldn't buy this product again. This worked for a bit and then all of a sudden I started getting a connection error - "central server is unreachable". When I read the not very helpful guide, I found that this was a pretty significant error and only...

Innovative idea

set-up wasn't all that easy. customer service is seriously lacking

Consumer review by:

Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless

 

We tried to set up and configure. Wizard told us the pc was not in LAN (after having downloaded the sw update from the net!). LAN was (and is) perfectly working for every device of ours but PCTVtoGO. Call center after som trial gave us a return number...

My husband wanted a solution for not to pass cables around the house to watch television everywhere we want

it does not work

Consumer review by:

"Good Value - Pretty good video"

 

I can view my DirectV receiver from any location worldwide, read the guide and select any channel I want. As a test I had my son in Canada download the software, install and use my password to access my Direct TV in south Texas and he had no problems...

Bought for $49.95 which also gave me free shipping on other item so net cost was $40. Easy to set up and remote now matches my DTV HR20. Internal viewing works well and wireless signal feeds back through ethernet. Best streaming I have seen over net

Occasional loss of signal

Product Specifications

Pinnacle PCTV To Go is the ultimate wireless TV viewing solution. Now watch and control high quality TV on your PC from anywhere. Easy wireless setup, integrated Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition support and built-in comprehensive digital video recorder capabilities make Pinnacle PCTV To Go a must-have for anyone interested in watching high quality TV shows, sporting events, movies or news anywhere on a PC. PCTV To Go version 1.1 now includes HD support! Watch HDTV wirelessly from your home network wherever you go.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia broadcaster

Header

Manufacturer:Pinnacle Systems
Model:To Go HD Wireless
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pinnacle PCTV

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11g
Functionality:Digital audio broadcasting / Digital video broadcasting
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