April 01, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
Is that a TV tuner in your pocket—because we’d be very happy to see you.
After months of waiting, AVerMedia has finally announced the availability of its AVerTV Hybrid Volar MAX. It’s a big name for a small product with massive features. Combining NTSC, ATSC and QAM capabilities, the USB TV tuner promises high-def (720p/1080I), analog TV and FM radio for any XP or Vista user.
Aside from watching your beloved TV shows from any computer, the device also comes with AVer MediaCenter, which allows viewers to capture audio and video. I love the option to Timeshift radio when I am away from my desk or running an errand—and clipping out commercials later.
Another nifty feature is the optional 320 x 420 video resolution, which can optimize recorders for playback on an iPod.
The AVerTV Hybrid Volar MAX is available now for 80 bucks.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.