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Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless

Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless
alaScore 76

56 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good opinions.

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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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pinnacle PCTV To Go HD Wireless

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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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Pinnacle PCTV To GO review

 

The ability to watch the telly via your PC is hardly a new idea - TV cards, Slingbox, etc. But this new model from Pinnacle ups the ante with its sheer simplicity. The unit plugs into your satellite or Freeview box and then into your router and a few...

Simple to set up and operate, no need for media converters

Picture quality dependent on network integrity, sluggish response times

A startlingly simple way to get your favourite TV channels onto any PC in the house

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Pinnacle PCTV to go

 

Once connected a short set-up routine detects the box on the network from your PC and allows you to choose the make and model of the source device. An additional gadget called an 'IR Blaster' needs to be hooked up to the source which then enables you...

Allows you to view any content you can watch on your TV on your PC, remote source device control from a PC, full time-shift and record

Requires a wired (or wireless) network to connect to, no remote support from a PC running XP, no additional features often found in dedicated tuners

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Pinnacle - PCTV to go

 

The ongoing romance between PC and TV has gathered pace this year: you'll now find a wide range of solutions if you're looking to get these two household 'essentials' working together. Although pivotal in the development ...

PCTV to go is an interesting alternative to a TV tuner that doesn't offer quite the wide range of features but throws in a few added advantages instead. If you think you'll get enough use out of it, you'll be pleased by its performance and usability.

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"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

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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

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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