Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3.5 MB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98 Gold
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 01 Jul 2003
The Pinnacle BenTV is a USB powered and ultra compact TV tuner ideal for ultra slim laptop computers. It has an integrated signal booster that is capable of improving the sensitivity of reception even when the signal is not that strong. It includes a software called the TVCenter Pro which allows users to turn their computers into PVRs with the capability to record, TimeShift, program, rewind and pause users’ favorite shows. It also employs one click recording to a DVD or directly to the hard disk in either DivX or MPEG-1 and 2 formats. This device also lets users experience the television in a scalable window or full screen all the while utilizing other applications. The Pinnacle BenTV TV tuner comes with a telescopic antenna and small remote control so users can conveniently take it with them while traveling. It has stereo sound, a slide cap that is built in for protecting its USB connector, an EPG (electronic program guide), and it is fully compatible with the Windows Media Center.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
This TV Tuner is also capable of editing recorded programs with the use of the VideoSpin software. This software enables users to edit recordings and add music, photos, transitions and titles among others. It also has a one click upload button for uploading videos directly to YouTube. The Pinnacle BenTV TV Tuner device has support for ATSC and digital over the air TV. ATSC is a broadcasting standard in the digital category and is readily available in the U.S. but its reception is highly dependent on a host of different factors. This TV Tuner’s device however will only enable reception in areas where ATSC signal is strong. Otherwise, an additional rooftop antenna will have to be used with the TV Tuner. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Pinnacle BenTV errors before installing any driver updates.