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March 17th, 2014

PCTV Systems Sarl—Stickin' It To USB HD (SatBroadcasting™—Receiver)

[SatNews] Hauppauge Digital Inc. subsidiary, PCTV Systems Sarl, has launched the PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (461e), a HD digital satellite TV receiver, designed for  Windows and Linux based systems.

The 461e can receive free-to-view HD digital satellite broadcasts in Europe and the Middle East from Astra and Eutelsat, plus the Freesat service in the UK. The 461e comes in a small case, is USB connected and enables a Windows or Linux system to receive satellite TV programs and satellite data broadcasts. The 461e was designed to deliver excellent TV reception in the smallest size possible for high definition satellite broadcasts. PCTV Systems Sarl is headquartered in Braunschweig,Germany and is a leading European manufacturer of high definition TV receivers for Windows and Linux systems. PCTV Systems has been a subsidiary of Hauppauge Digital since 2009.

For Windows users, the included TVCenter 6 application for Windows makes it easy to watch, pause and record live HD digital satellite TV on a PC or laptop. After 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. The TVCenter 6 application can be run on a Windows PC even if you are working with other software at the same time. TVCenter 6 also supports remote TV viewing with the included DistanTV application, which provides watching TV on mobile devices like tablets or smartphones. With the 461e, a user can watch satellite TV both on their Windows PC or streamed to an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or other device inside or away from the home.

For OEM and system integrators, the PCTV 461e DVB-S2 Stick works with Linux systems as well. The drivers are part of Kernel 3.14 and have just committed to LinuxTV.org. PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (461e) is an higher performance successor to the former model, the 460e DVB-S2 Stick.