AMD has announced that it is extending its TV Wonder product range that allows HDTV on the PC. ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB, TV Wonder 600 PCI and TV Wonder 600 PCI Express convert PCs into brilliant high definition digital video recorders. The TV Wonder lineup of products is AMD LIVE! Ready and Certified for Windows Vista – delivering The Ultimate Visual Experience and strengthening the value of multimedia PCs. The latest launch can be purchased via VisionTek at Best Buy stores across North America.
Having an MSRP of $149, the ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB comes bundled with two TV tuners makes it possible for 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 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.” Adding, “Our graphics pedigree is built on long-standing leadership in TV and video on the PC. The ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB and ATI TV Wonder 600 PCI/PCI Express, offered through VisionTek, take the best of our company’s digital TV experience and enable amazing HDTV on PCs today,” said Matt Skynner, vice president of marketing, Graphics Products Group, AMD .
All ATI TV Wonder products feature Catalyst Media Center software – a user-friendly 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.
“AMD’s TV Wonder family makes HDTV multimedia PCs a reality,” stated Michael Innes, EVP & COO of VisionTek Products, LLC. “The ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB and ATI TV Wonder 600 series deliver exceptional performance at a great price for PC owners who want to experience HDTV in their home, office or dorm room. We are thrilled to offer our customers the greatest selection of best-in-class TV tuners for the PC.”
“We’re excited by the collaboration from AMD and VisionTek that brings HDTV tuners to the PC just in time for the new fall TV season,” noted Dean Jahnke, Sr. Buyer from Best Buy. “HDTV demand is very strong and with the outstanding lineup of ATI TV Wonder tuners, BestBuy can provide customers with a broad range of priced-right solutions.”
The ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB is a combo-tuner DVR that makes it possible for 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. In addition, 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 includes ClearQAM; powerful PVR based on ATI Theater 600 Pro video decoder; world-leading ATI Theater ATSC reception technology; and, analog TV reception.