Xceive Corporation uses XC5000 in Pinnacle PCTV HD Stick
Xceive Corporation has just released news that their next generation of Pinnacle PCTV HD Stick and Pinnacle HD Pro Stick product families will feature the XC5000 chip inside for a higher degree of performance without burdening the consumer with a more expensive price tag. To find out more on how the XC5000 is able to offer such promise, head on after the jump.
Xceive’s industry-leading XC5000 hybrid tuner brings excellent receiver sensitivity and a superior feature set optimized for Pinnacle’s next generation of PCTV tuner applications. The XC5000 provides the ultimate viewing experience by ensuring HD-quality images via analog and digital TV reception, along with clear QAM reception for unencrypted digital cable TV broadcasts. Due to the XC5000’s robustness of reception, Pinnacle PCTV HD Stick users can tune into their favorite channels and view crisper, sharper images regardless of their location from the transmitter. In addition, the XC5000 offers stereo FM radio reception within the Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick to expand the multimedia experience.
According to Joern Lembke, Director of Product Management TV Viewing Group at Pinnacle, “With the XC5000’s performance, sensitivity, innovative features and high-performance A/V reception, our customers can simply plug the Pinnacle PCTV HD Stick into their PC and be able to experience HD quality TV reception at home or on the go. The XC5000 empowered us to enhance Pinnacle’s best-selling PCTV HD tuner line for consumers demanding the best digital TV has to offer on their PC or mobile laptops.”
You can forget about 1080p support though, as the XC5000 supports optimized reception quality for TV viewers with digital HDTV resolutions up to 1080i only. Still, that is a vast improvement compared to standard definition, so I have nothing much to complain about over here. In addition, the new line of tuners come bundled with Pinnacle TVCenter Pro software, offering PVR capabilities that make it a snap to to watch, TimeShift and record SD and HDTV programming.