PCTV tripleStick HD 292e TV Tuner

The first triple mode USB digital TV tuner for Windows: for DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C digital TV!

Plug the PCTV 292e into a USB port on your Windows PC or laptop and you can watch, pause & record Freeview High Definition and Standard Definition TV. PCTV tripleStick 292e is the world's first triple mode USB TV receiver for Windows PC's and laptops. The 292e can receive Freeview HD (DVB-T2), Freeview SD (DVB-T) and "free-to-view" digital cable TV (DVB-C) on your Windows PC.

In addition to live over-the-air DVB-T2 HD TV, the PCTV 292e can also receive DVB-T. If you live in an area which does not broadcast the high definition DVB-T2 signal yet, you can watch the standard Freeview DVB-T and upgrade to DVB-T2 when it comes to your area.

Never miss your favourite TV show again!

The PCTV 292e comes with TVCenter 6 and DistanTV applications for Windows. With TVCenter, you can watch or record your favourite TV programs in your PC, in a window or full screen. TV recordings made with the PCTV 292e can be scheduled and played back from mobile devices as well as from the PC or Mac.

With DistanTV, the PCTV 292e can stream your favourite TV programs to your iPhone, iPad or your Android-based tablets or smartphones plus a PC or Mac.

The PCTV 292e turns your PC into a high definition DVR

Plug the 292e into your PC and turn it into a HDTV digital video recorder (DVR). With the included TVCenter 6 application, you can watch HD or SD TV on your PC screen, in a window or full screen. A built-in Electronic Program Guide (EPG) allows you to see what's on TV now and what's coming up. Schedule TV recordings with the EPG. Plus pause live TV and record your favourite TV programs in the full digital TV format.The PCTV 292e is fully backward compatible to DVB-T and delivers outstanding reception for both DVB-T and DVB-T2 broadcast standards.

New! Now with support for LinuxTV is now distributing the support for the PCTV 292e, so if you are building your own Linux system and want to add TV, the PCTV 292e is for you! To get the latest Linux support, make sure you are using Linux version 3.16 or later. For more information, go to

New! Digital TV for WD NAS drives

The DVBLink TV application (available from allows you to plug the 292e into your Western Digital MyCloud EX2 or EX4 NAS drive and watch or record digital TV in your home.

PCTV tripleStick HD 292e Features

  • Triple mode TV receiver: Freeview HD (DVB-T2), Freeview (DVB-T) and free-to-view digital cable (DVB-C)
  • Plugs into the USB port on your laptop or desktop PC. Can also be used with the WD EX2 and EX4 NAS drives
  • Watch free Digital Terrestial TV on your Windows PC in HD (DVB-T2) and SD (DVB-T)
  • Record your digital TV programmes in the original digital quality
  • Improved TV receiver with superior over-the-air TV reception
  • Includes TVCenter 6, for TV in a window or full screen
  • Use the included DistanTV to stream TV wirelessly to iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and PCs or Macs
  • Support for DVB-T radio
  • Remote control


Linux support for the PCTV 292e is in kernel 3.16. For more information, please see here.

TV for WD MyCloud EX2 NAS drives

If you have a Linux based Western Digital MyCloud EX2 NAS drive, you can record digital TV programs with a 292e tuner and the DVBLink Linux application from DVB Logic.

  • Watch, schedule and record your favourite digital TV programs in the original HD quality
  • Create TV libraries on your WD NAS drive, and play them back anytime!
  • Easy to install on your WD MyCloud EX2 NAS drive
  • A 3 TB WD EX2 can hold up to 1000 hours of TV in the original HD quality

PCTV tripleStick HD 292e Specifications

Bundled software

  • TVCenter 6 application for live TV on Windows, with TV pause and recording
  • DistanTV for streaming TV to tablets, smart phones and PCs and Macs

Technical specifications


  • Supported TV standards:
    • DVB-T2, DVB-T, DVB-C
  • Stereo / dual channel sound
  • Antenna input: MCX connector
  • PC-interface: USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)

TV recording formats

  • Transport stream (the original transmitted format, without any quality loss)


System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows 8, 7® or Windows Vista with latest Service Pack, 1 GB RAM, or Windows XP (32 bit) with latest Service Pack, 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz, Pentium M 1.3 GHz or equivalent AMD® Athlon® XP
  • For HDTV, a minimum 2,6 GHz multi core processor
  • Hard disk with min. 1 GB free capacity (20 GB free capacity recommended)
  • Sound and graphics with support for DirectX® 9 or higher
  • USB 2.0 port
  • CD/DVD drive for software installation
  • Recommended: Internet connection for software updates and activations 

Model numbers:

model 23076: PCTV tripleStick HD 292e DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C TV receiver

Included in the box

  • PCTV tripleStick HD 292e TV tuner, USB 2.0 and 3.0 compatible
  • Portable TV antenna
  • Mini remote control (with batteries)
  • USB extension cable
  • MCX to IEC adapter
  • Installation CD with TVCenter and DistanTV
  • Quick start guide