If you have been around computers for any length of time you probably remember the ATi TV tuners and of course the All-In-Wonder cards. ATi was, at one time, one of the undisputed kings of the computer TV tuner market.
However when Vista came along ATi sort of dropped off the map. At Computex they have decided to show that they are not dead they have just been resting. To do this they showed off a new ATI Theater HD 750 PC Cip.
This new chip will feature just about every type of TV standard you can imagine. The support list looks like that Alphabet.
Availability should be towards the end of the year with PCI-Express and USB models on the list.
Read more here.
This little baby will offer HDTV for desktop and notebook PC systems and supports NTSC, ATSC, DVB-T, Clear-QAM, digital TV and PAL/SECAM, FM and DVB-T radio. (In other words, it supports everything out there.sub.ed.) It can be used for capturing and converting recorded TV content to popular formats such as H.264, AVI, MPEG, DviX, WMV and MPEG4. It also supports ATI's Stream when paired up with an ATI Radeon Stream capable card.
The new ATI Theater HD 750 should be available later this year as a PCI-Express add-on card, USB stick and any other way of implementing this chip for some HDTV action.