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AMD expands HDTV-on-the-PC product line

Posted: 18 Oct 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HDTV-on-the-PC? AMD product line? TV tuner?

AMD is expanding its TV Wonder product lineup that enables HDTV on the PC. The ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB, TV Wonder 600 PCI and TV Wonder 600 PCI Express transform PCs into high-definition digital video recorders (DVRs). The TV Wonder family of products is AMD LIVE! ready and certified for Windows Vista.

ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB, at $149 MSRP, includes two TV tuners, allowing users to watch and record off-the-air DTV/HDTV, unencrypted DTV (ClearQAM) cable programming and analog TV, as well as listen to FM broadcasts. TV Wonder 600 PCI and TV Wonder 600 PCI Express TV tuners break new ground by offering ClearQAM at a value of $99 MSRP.

"No other company offers this exceptional choice of connectivity and configuration in TV tuner PC products," said Matt Skynner, VP of marketing, graphics products group, AMD. "The ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB and ATI TV Wonder 600 PCI/PCI Express, take the best of our company's DTV experience and enable amazing HDTV on PCs today."

Catalyst Media Center software, available with the ATI TV Wonder products, features placeshifting to view TV programs in a variety of environments. Unrestricted recorded TV programs can be quickly converted with two mouse clicks into most popular formats currently used today for viewing video on portable media devices.

The ATI TV Wonder hybrid and combo TV tuner solutions enable HD reception for Windows Media Center bundled with Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate editions, as well as Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. The TV Wonder products complement media-rich AMD LIVE! PCs.

The ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB is a combo-tuner DVR that allows users to switch between analog and DTV, watch and record a DTV program while watching/recording an analog TV channel. The ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB features ClearQAM tuning to receive unencrypted digital content from local cable TV providers. The new offering also features high image quality, advanced 2D and 3D comb filtering, and FM tuner powered by ATI Theater 650 Pro.

The ATI TV Wonder 600 PCI and PCI Express add-in TV tuners feature: ClearQAM; powerful PVR based on ATI Theater 600 Pro video decoder; world-leading ATI Theater ATSC reception technology; and, analog TV reception.

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