Cable Technology Feature Article
PCTV Systems Introduces High Definition Digital Satellite TV Receiver
By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor
PCTV Systems, a Hauppauge Digital (News - Alert) Inc. subsidiary since 2009, recently unveiled a new high definition digital satellite TV receiver, the 461e.
Designed for both Windows and Linux based systems; the 461e is capable of delivering excellent TV reception in the smallest size possible for high definition satellite broadcasts.
The 461e comes in a small case and can receive free-to-view HD digital satellite broadcasts in Europe and the Middle East from Astra and Eutelsat (News - Alert), along with the Freesat service in the UK.
Officials said that high definition digital satellite TV receiver is USB connected and can enable a Windows or Linux system to receive satellite TV programs and satellite data broadcasts.
By plugging in the 461e to a USB port on a Windows PC and connecting a cable from a satellite dish, a user can watch live satellite TV or play back satellite TV recordings full-screen or in a freely scalable window.
In a press statement, Maik Richter, General Manager of PCTV Systems, said: "While the 461e will also work in North America and Asia, the rich free-to-view high definition satellite content broadcast by Astra, Eutelsat and Freesat makes Europe the key market. And though the 461e works great in allowing consumers to watch and record satellite TV on a Windows PC, we have many VARs and system integrators in Europe, North America and Asia who will be using the 461e in Linux based systems for digital signage, sports equipment, hospital patient entertainment systems and other TV watching and high speed data delivery applications."
For Window users, the 461e includes TVCenter 6 application for Windows, which makes it easy to watch, pause and record live HD digital satellite TV on a PC or laptop.
The TVCenter 6 application can be run on a Windows PC. It supports remote TV viewing with the included DistanTV application, which offers watching TV on mobile devices like tablets or smartphones.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker