October 17, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
HDTV on the PC is no small wonder—but it can be pretty easy, thanks to ATI’s TV Wonder line.
About a year ago, AMD took over ATI; thankfully they are keeping the TV Wonder line alive and well. Today, they were touting new TV Wonder products, which—you guessed it—have AMD LIVE! support inside.
That’s fine and dandy, but the ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB (pictured), TV Wonder 600 PCI and TV Wonder 600 PCI Express all work with your PC to record high-def TV on your PC. Even cooler, the unit’s Catalyst Media Center allows you to convert videos to any format, making them easy to transfer to portable devices.
All are Windows Vista-friendly. Other features include ClearQAM tuning, 2-D and 3-D comb filtering, and analog TV recption.
If you’ve ever played around with one of these units, it’s neat what they can do—especially for the price. Ranging from $99 to $149, all three products are available through VisionTek at Best Buy stores across North America.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.