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Pinnacle PCTV nanoStick

Pinnacle PCTV nanoStick
alaScore 76

6 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Pinnacle PCTV nanoStick. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Pinnacle PCTV nanoStick is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Grant Rennell (

Pinnacle PCTV Nanostick review


It's half the size of a typical USB TV tuner but is the Nano also short on features?

Good reception capability ; Recording format support ; Editing software

Simplistic EPG ; Not Freeview HD-compatible ; Windows Media Center niggles

At £40, the Nano is great value for money. The TV Center Pro EPG presentation leaves something to be desired, but there are enough features and options – all of which work very well – to satisfy enthusiasts. Now all we need is a version that supports...

Dec, 2008

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Pinnacle PCTV nanoStick


Ultra-compact design, TimeShift functionality, record video directly to DVD, inbuilt editing software, good picture quality (in optimum conditions)

Erratic navigation software, ineffective rod antenna

The Pinnacle PCTV nanoStick is not without its quirks, but it remains a fairly decent tuner for the asking price. In optimum conditions it will not disappoint, with the included features boosting its value considerably.

Aug, 2008

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Pinnacle - PCTV nanoStick


There is something very alluring about the prospect of watching TV on your computer. The advent of catch-up services like the BBC's iPlayer has fostered the idea, but the BBC is only part of the picture ...

It is a real shame that the quickstart guide's instructions failed us. Inexperienced users might easily fall at this first hurdle and not think of installing the software from CD. However, once we were over that problem, reception was good and the...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jan Birkeland (

New Zealand PC World Magazine > Pinnacle PCTV nanoStick


TV tuners are turning up in every size, shape and configuration these days, and a lot of them are relatively cheap. Pinnacle's version belongs in the low cost group, but sets itself apart from the competition with some good features and easy...

Installation was a breeze, simply install the bundled software, attach the nanoStick and antenna and the device begins to scan for channels. We found the software to be a little unstable at times, and we encountered some random crashes. As always,...

Oct, 2008