PCTV nanoStick T2 290e reviews

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This television card is a good all rounder.

£82 at 1 retailer out of 366 retailers checked

8.0 out of 10 based on 27 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to install on a Windows 7 Home Premium PC (Acer Revo). Plug in and Windows 7 automatically loads the drivers. When drivers installed just open Windows Media Center and go into Settings - TV Setup and follow the instructions. I have it connected to the roof aerial so it found the HD channels OK, and 100+ SD channels. HD picture quality is excellent on a 22" monitor, but I don't have anything to compare it against.
Bad points:
None spring to mind, although I'm not using the supplied remote, aerial or WinTV software.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of installation 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Picture quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Oct 2012

malcolm, SKIPTON

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture easy installation a very good product.
Bad points:
no bad points noted
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of installation 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Picture quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2012

Jon, Huntingdon, Cambs.

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Supported in Linux (Ubuntu in my case) well enough for MythTV to work with it with minimal setup effort, although I haven't tried to use the supplied remote control. USB extension cable (necessary for most users I suspect) is supplied.
Bad points:
Nothing bad so far, but it does run a bit warm so needs some air. If using with other tuners on MythTV (like me) be prepared to deal with the varying adaptor numbering issue - I used udev rules as per the MythTV wiki.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of installation 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Picture quality 10.0
Compatibility 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Sep 2012

Ken, Wendover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It's unobtrusive, about twice as thick as a memory stick.
Bad points:
The channels are in random order, eg. BBC1 is 29, ITV1 is 70.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of installation 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Picture quality 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Feb 2015

Peter,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Once installed it is very easy to use, doesn't get too warm, picks up every channel it is supposed to and delivers very good SD and HD pictures.
Bad points:
You get 292e not 290e.

For Linux at present this does not work straight out of the box.

You can get DVB-T using VLC by updating to the latest kernel (3.16) and
visiting Antti's 292e Blog for further instructions.

After three weeks of daily frustration I finally arrived at the solution - install Openelec 5.0. This is not an easy install for beginners but it has full drivers for 292e . Tvheadend provides the back-end which is configured by a separate pc/laptop via SSH and with a bit of searching you get all DVB-T and DVB-T2 channels scanned and mapped ready to watch.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of installation 5.0
Ease of use 9.0
Picture quality 10.0
Compatibility 5.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2015

Norman, Basildon

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The aerial connection that goes into the nano stick is to fragile and does not hold very securely into the stick.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of installation 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Picture quality 7.0
Compatibility 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2015

Philip,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good cheaper option to a set top box
Allows you to use your pc as a media hub
Bad points:
Means you have to boot up your pc each time you want to use it.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of installation 3.0
Ease of use 3.0
Picture quality 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2013

Product Features

Connectivity USB 2.0
 

Manufacturer's Description

The PCTV nanoStick T2 290e HDTV USB TV Tuner Card lets you watch and record high definition Freeview TV on your PC or laptop. Pick up digital TV and watch it in perfect quality.

The PCTV nanoStick T2 290e HDTV USB TV Tuner Card allows streaming from a Windows PC to an iPhone or iPad so you watch TV on these devices too! Waiting in an airport? Stream TV programmes to your mobile device thanks to the DistanTV software, and schedule recordings, over 3G or a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The feature-packed PCTV nanoStick T2 290e HDTV USB TV Tuner Card means your PC can store all of these programmes to watch whenever you want. In addition you could also use time shifting to pause and rewind live TV. Finally this device also supports Windows Media Centre, letting your media be transferred across your home network.


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