Pinnacle PCTV 60e Freeview

Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza

On Friday mornings from 3.00 to 5.00am to answer your tech questions

and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.

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Gadget of the Week

Pinnacle PCTV 60e computer based Freeview receiver and recorder



Receives Freeview TV

Receives Internet Radio

Comes complete with remote control unit

Can record digital TV and Radio shows to computers hard drive

Pause live TV and radio

Small and novel

Can shut off computer after recording



Requires a PC to function

Freezes up in operation  could be down to poor reception area

Many users may need to use an external aerial

Electronic programme guide has to be paid for after initial 30 trial period

Supplied software not quite as good as Microsofts Media Centre interface


Price: c £45 inc. VAT


Star Rating: 6 Stars  Novel, but not as easy to use as a stand alone Freeview box with built-in hard drive.

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