AMD Introduces New Tuner Products

AMD is expanding its TV Wonder product lineup that enables HDTV on the PC. ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB, TV Wonder 600 PCI and TV Wonder 600 PCI Express transform PCs into HD digital video recorders. The TV Wonder family of products is AMD LIVE! Ready and Certified for Windows Vista.

ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB includes two TV tuners allowing users to watch and record off-the-air Digital TV/HDTV, unencrypted Digital TV (ClearQAM) cable programming, analog TV, and listen to FM broadcasts. TV Wonder 600 PCI and TV Wonder 600 PCI Express TV tuners also offer ClearQAM.

AMD's lineup of USB, PCI and PCI Express tuners includes the previously announced ATI TV Wonder 650 PCI, ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo PCI Express, ATI TV Wonder 600 USB, and the ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner the only solution to enjoy premium digital cable shows, such as HBO and Showtime, on the PC.

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 easily 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 (digital video recorder) allowing users to switch between analog and digital TV to watch and record a digital TV 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 television 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; ATI Theater ATSC reception technology; and, analog TV reception.

ATI TV Wonder products feature Catalyst Media Center software an easy-to-use big-screen TV interface with an advanced electronic programming guide, DVD authoring and playback, video conversion and AMD LIVE! OnDemand to access the DVR from any computer with a broadband connectivity.

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