Wednesday, March 28th 2007

Plextor Unveils Mini Digital HDTV USB Receiver

Plextor today announced the PX-HDTV500U Mini Digital HDTV Receiver. The USB stick-sized device, which weighs less than 20 grams, allows users to watch, pause, and record crystal-clear High-Definition TV on most Windows-based laptop computers. Plextor’s Mini Digital HDTV Receiver includes software that automatically scans for free air-to-air digital and HD signals in the area. The signals are pulled in by a digital flat antenna. The receiver features a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface for easy connectivity with laptops running Windows 2000/XP/Vista operating systems. In this basic configuration, users can watch, pause, and record live TV with standard definition TV and HDTV video resolution. Recorded TV is converted to MPEG-2 files in real-time and stored on the hard disk drive. The receiver also supports advanced viewing features such as automatic channel scanning, picture-in-picture, aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9, full-screen view or scalable screen for multitasking, and still-picture capture. Plextor’s PX-HDTV500U Mini Digital HDTV Receiver will be available in the beginning of April 2007, with a MSRP of $99.00 USD. All retail packages include one-year full warranty and unlimited toll-free technical support.

Source: Plextor
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4 Comments on Plextor Unveils Mini Digital HDTV USB Receiver

Easy Rhino
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wow, that thing looks a lot better then other ones that have been out for a year. a cheap alternative to buying a tv tuner for an older pc modded to htpc.
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wow that looks great. i think the usb drive is the antenna im not sure but looks great for a great price.
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Bird of Prey
The Antenna is built into the receiver. Smaller, cheaper and awesome. Id love to have one of these for my HDTV LCD :)
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