Pinnacle on Tuesday introduced three new USB TV tuners for the Mac — two of the devices are for the European market and one for the U.S. market.
Dubbed Pinnacle TV for Mac Stick, the tuners feature USB 2.0 connections, which allows for higher-quality video streaming. The devices are also bus powered, so no external power supply is required.
The three flavors of the tuners are : Pinnacle TV for Mac DVB-T Stick — this allows European users to watch, TimeShift and record their favorite digital TV and radio (DVB-T) programs; Pinnacle TV for Mac Hybrid Stick — this delivers the same functionalities as the DVB-T Stick and adds analog TV reception. It also acts as a video capture device; and the Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick — which gives US customers access to ATSC HDTV directly on their Macs, in addition to standard analog TV.
All three devices come with Elgato’s EyeTV lite, which can save recordings in MPEG-2 format. The included A/V adapter cable also enables users to import video from external sources such as a camcorder.
Pinnacle TV for Mac Sticks cost $129 and will be available this month.