AMD Releases USB, PCI and PCI-EX ATI TV Tuners

AMD is expanding its TV Wonder product lineup that enables HDTV on the PC with a USB, PCI and PCI Express TV Tuners.

Available through VisionTek at Best Buy stores across North America, ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB, TV Wonder 600 PCI and TV Wonder 600 PCI Express transform PCs into high definition digital video recorders.

The TV Wonder family of products is AMD LIVE! Ready and Certified for Windows Vista.

ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $149, 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 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, vice president of marketing, Graphics Products Group, AMD. "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."

AMD's strong 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 â€" the only solution to enjoy premium digital cable shows , such as HBO and Showtime, on the PC.

"AMD's TV Wonder family makes HDTV multimedia PCs a reality," said 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."

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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AMD Releases USB, PCI and PCI-EX ATI TV Tuners

This is great new, I own a MSI RX Diamond Plus 2600XT 512 GDDR4 video card and connected it to my HDTV and now that I see this I'm thinkin about adding it on! ATI's cards do not suck, they are very on the line with nVidia's. I love how people who've never used an ATI card or tested one claim that they are bad.. Stupid people.

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