AMD HDTV WONDER TV Tuner - 100-714127

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Overall Satisfaction
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I've been running this hidef tv tuner for five months. It givers great HD tv. I had no problems installing the card, and I used the latest drivers from the ATI website, which is what every one should do. I've read the other reviews here and other places. People should pay attention to the minimum requirements, like the need for a graphics card that supports DirectX 9.0, and have a decent antenna. If you don't have decent antenna, you know you won't get a good HD tv signal. Also, this high definition video we're talking aobut. You need a pretty fast processor and at least 512 MB memory. The recommended pc requirements are right there on the box, comply and you should get to work.

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This card is amazing. Under Media Center 2005 its a star! I tune the analog channels I get from basic cable, then key in the hd channel #' 1101 - 1402 directly for digital high definition viewing. You have to get one. The price on this is really great too.

-ELP quote

Brilliant HD TV viewing

on 4/25/2005

I've been running this hidef tv tuner for five months. It givers great HD tv. I had no problems installing the card, and I used the latest drivers from the ATI website, which is what every one should do. I've read the other reviews here and other places. People should pay attention to the minimum requirements, like the need for a graphics card that supports DirectX 9.0, and have a decent antenna. If you don't have decent antenna, you know you won't get a good HD tv signal. Also, this high definition video we're talking aobut. You need a pretty fast processor and at least 512 MB memory. The recommended pc requirements are right there on the box, comply and you should get to work.

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Affordable HDTV for everyone

by ELP on 10/13/2005

This card is amazing. Under Media Center 2005 its a star! I tune the analog channels I get from basic cable, then key in the hd channel #' 1101 - 1402 directly for digital high definition viewing. You have to get one. The price on this is really great too.

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Product Overview

The HDTV WONDER is a PCI card for analog TV, free-to-air digital TV (DTV: SDTV and EDTV), and full quality free-to-air HDTV reception. It offers personal video recorder capabilities, with the controls to watch, pause and record all forms of TV to your system's hard disk, or to CD's and DVD's. In addition to analog cable support, the HDTV WONDER with an HDTV antenna allows consumers to experience free-to-air HDTV broadcasts without having to subscribe to potentially expensive cable or satellite service charges.

Until now, a special TV costing in excess of $1000 was required to receive HDTV (High Definition Television) signals. Thanks to the HDTV WONDER™, the PC is ready to become the home’s first HDTV device. Now you can enjoy crystal clear HDTV broadcasts on your current PC monitor at a very affordable price.

HDTV is the technology of the future. It offers much higher resolution and clarity than analog TV and over twice the resolution of DVDs. The FCC has mandated that Digital TV (DTV) replace analog TV. Broadcasters in the USA are well on their way to achieving this objective:

  • Over 50% of TV shows and growing are currently broadcast in HDTV
  • Over 80% of USA households get five or more DTV channels
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer ATI Technologies
    Mfg Part# 100-714127
    SKU 10375953
    UPC 727419411684
    UPC 14 00727419411684
    Features
    Host Interface PCI
    Manufacturer Ati Technologies
    Interfaces/Ports 2 x TV Antenna Input / 1 x S-Video Input / 1 x Composite - RCA Video In / 2 x RCA (Left/Right) Line-in / 1 x Audio Input
    Manufacturer Part Number 100-714127
    Standard Warranty 3 Year(s) Limited
    Functionality TV Tuner
    Manufacturer Website Address www.ati.com
    Graphics Resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 180Hz
    Product Name HDTV WONDER TV Tuner
    Packaged Quantity 1
    Package Type Retail
    Product Type TV Tuner
    Tech Specs
    Standard Warranty 3 Year(s) Limited
    Host Interface PCI
    Interfaces/Ports 2 x TV Antenna Input / 1 x S-Video Input / 1 x Composite - RCA Video In / 2 x RCA (Left/Right) Line-in / 1 x Audio Input
    Software Included ATI Multimedia Centre
    Package Contents HDTV WONDER TV Tuner HDTV Antenna Remote Wonder Coaxial Cable ATI Input Connector Quick Install Guide User Manual ATI Installation CD
    Manufacturer Ati Technologies
    Manufacturer Part Number 100-714127
    Additional Information HDTV WONDER will function as both a HDTV tuner and an analog tuner Watch, pause and record live analog TV, DTV and HDTV Burn HDTV to DVD's and CD's Digital Video Format: HDTV, DTV RAM Type: DRAM
    Functionality TV Tuner / Video Capture
    Form Factor Plug-in Card
    Broadcast Formats NTSC / ATSC
    System Requirement Intel Pentium 4, Celeron, AMD Athlon or compatible, operating at 1.3GHz or greater 256MB of system memory Available PCI slot for HDTV WONDER card Graphics card with 64MB or greater of frame buffer and Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support Installation software requires CD-ROM drive Interactive Program guide requires Internet connection for listing updates Remote Control receiver requires available USB port Sound card with speakers
    Manufacturer Website Address www.ati.com
    Product Line TV Wonder
    Compatibility Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or higher Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    Certifications & Standards CE <li.CISPR 22 Class B EMC, EN 60950 EN 61000-4-2 EN 61000-4-3 EN 61000-4-4 EN 61000-4-5 EN 61000-4-6 EN55022 Class B EN55024 FCC Part 15
    Graphics Resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 180Hz
    Product Name HDTV WONDER TV Tuner
    Packaged Quantity 1
    Package Type Retail
    Video Formats Composite Video / S-Video / HF TV Signal
    Product Type TV Tuner
    Platform Support PC
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