Pinnacle Unveils Placeshifting Device

Dave Zatz —  November 16, 2006 — 4 Comments
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Pinnacle Systems has announced PCTV To Go, a placeshifting device similar in functionality to the Slingbox. Monsoon Multimedia, the maker of the HAVA placeshifting unit, is an OEM for Pinnacle. Both models retail for $250.

In related news, I’ve had prototypes of both the Pinnacle and HAVA box (as seen above) for a month or so and have been pleasantly surprised with their performance. I also have a Pinnacle Systems PCTV HD Stick waiting to be unwrapped. So stay tuned for reviews in the near future!

Pinnacle Systems writes: Avid Technology, Inc., today announced that its consumer division, Pinnacle Systems, Inc., is expanding its popular Pinnacle PCTV product family with the addition of Pinnacle PCTV To Go. This new product gives customers the ability to enjoy their home entertainment systems from any location in the home or around the world. Easy wireless setup, integrated Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) support and comprehensive digital video recorder (DVR) capabilities make Pinnacle PCTV To Go a must-have for anyone interested in watching high quality TV shows, sporting events, movies or news on a PC, anytime, anywhere.

Pinnacle PCTV To Go enables consumers to watch full resolution, DVD-like quality in MPEG-2 while viewing television in and around the home, or high quality MPEG-4 while viewing television remotely, with nothing more than a simple internet connection. Designed to quickly plug into an existing entertainment system, the product acts as a pass-through device and eliminates the need for reconfiguring the entertainment system.

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