PCTV 292e

PCTV Systems DVB-T2 290e nanoStick HD TV Tuner

Watch, Pause & Record Digital Freeview Hi Definition and Standard Definition TV on your PC. Stream LIVE TV to your iPad, iPhone, PC.

PCTV nanoStick 290e is the world's first DVB-T2 USB receiver and turns your PC and laptop into an HDTV PVR. The included TVCenter application lets you time shift and record TV shows and even stream Live-TV and TV recordings to your iPhone, iPad or other PCs and Macs. PCTV nanoStick T2 is fully backward compatible to DVB-T and delivers outstanding reception for both standards. Other features include integrated EPG and support for Windows Media Center (DVB-T only). DVB-T antenna, USB extension cable and mini remote control are included.

In addition to live over-the-air DVB-T2 HD TV, the 290e 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.

  • Free Digital Terrestial TV on your Windows PC in HD (DVB-T2) and SD (DVB-T)
  • Superior DVB-T reception capabilities
  • Support for DVB-T radio
  • Remote control
  • Stream TV wirelessly to iPhone and iPad.

Here are some reviews from Amazon on the 290e:

This is probably one of the best devices for recording or watching TV, HD or SD. You can actually record and watch later HD on a different PC so the recording isn't tied to the device only.

The greatest thing since sliced bread & cheese, once you have used it easy to conclude it. I have two one connected to the desktop, the other to my laptop. Most recordings go on my laptop,as i travel a lot & watch recordings when I AM away. Buy It love it use it conclude it [once again], repeat TV is the name of the game.

I have one of these. It works flawlessly with Windows Media Centre. However, that is no longer included with the basic Windows 8 package. Use Next PVR- a free programme that offers all Windows Media Centre does and so much more like multi -channel recording! http://www.nextpvr.com/

Technical specifications


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

TV recording formats

  • MPEG-2 transport stream
  • MPEG-4 H.264 (AVC) 


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
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz, Pentium M 1.3 GHz or equivalent AMD® Athlon® XP
  • For HDTV: 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 290e DVB-T2 and DVB-T TV receiver

Included in the box

  • USB 2.0 TV tuner for DVB-T2, DVB-T,
  • Mini remote control (battery included)
  • DVB-T antenna
  • USB extender cable
  • MCX-IEC antenna adapter
  • CD with TVCenter application, drivers and user manual
  • Quick start guide