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Compro have just released yet another funky little TV tuner device as a member to their VideoMate series, dubbed the VideoMate U500 DVB-T Stick. 'Tis a tiny little piece o' work with a remote control, and is capable of providing SDTV and high-definition 1080i HDTV reception on your PC.
For full details, grab the official PR folks.
Compro Technology, a leading manufacturer of PC multimedia products, announcing it's VideoMate U500 DVB-T Stick, a thumb size digital TV tuner stick with remote control. With the high speed diversity signal receiving capacity and miniature box design, it's easy to put into your pocket or laptop bag and plug it in anywhere at anytime to receive free-to-air digital terrestrial TV broadcast. Even while you are on the move! VideoMate U500 using the Plug & Play USB 2.0 transmission and USB powered design to provide SDTV and high-definition 1080i HDTV reception on your PC. VideoMate U500 provides digital EPG, subtitle, teletext features, and up to 5.1 audio channels selection for more convenient in available area.
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Today marks the launch of NVIDIA's newly improved "PureVideo HD" technology which brings crisp high definition movie player integration and HDCP feature support to their latest GPUs.
COMPUTEX, TAIWAN-JUNE 8, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today unveiled PureVideo HD technology, which delivers outstanding HD DVD and Blu-ray movie playback on PCs. PureVideo HD combines hardware acceleration from an NVIDIA graphics processing unit, high definition movie player integration and HDCP feature support to make it easy for manufacturers and consumers to build powerhouse PCs that can play HD DVD or Blu-ray movies. As a result, consumers will be able to enjoy a stunning high-definition movie experience on their PCs.
Unreal Tournament 2007 is one of the most anticipated multiplayer FPS gaming titles to hit the scene in the near future, and with E3 in full swing at the moment, it's current state of progress is something almost everyone wants to know about.
If you're desperately hunting for any information you can find on this upcoming blockbuster hit, you cant look past this recent video interview posted up on the nvnews forums for all to take in.
The interview was conducted by a Jacob Freeman as he catches up with Tim Sweeney of Epic Games to gather up a bunch of exclusive info about the game and some of the highlights we can expect to see implemented in the final release.
Dial-up users should be aware however, the video weighs in at 87MB!
A few of the topics that were covered:
- UT2007 and Ageia Effects. Should you expect a performance hit?
- Havok on SM3.0 GPU's, what are Tim's thoughts?
- Will PC users be able to play against console users in UT2007? You may be suprised by his answer...
- Sweeney on Unified Shader Architecture's
- Sweeney on megatexturing.
- Sweeney comments on DX10 in UE3.
- Sweeney's prediction for technology... 10 years from now.
- Sweeney's thoughts on Conroe, and his BOLD statements on Pentium 4.
An announcement from Aerocase today supports the release of two high-performance passively cooled video card coolers which are both members of their new Cool-Wings GPU cooling family. These two passive video coolers, named the Raven and the Condor, embody new patented thermal engineering technology called Vectored Heatpipe Attachment (or V-Degree TM).
Grab the press release for more info.
The Condor is the only passive video cooler currently available for high-performance video cards such as the ATI x1900 and the nVidia 7900 series. The Company's largest cooler has three heatpipes and an innovative "winged" heatsink design, providing incredible cooling power to the hottest of today's gaming cards. The Condor cools ATI's new, 120-watt, x1900xt at nearly 6◦ C better than the loud stock cooler.
The smaller Raven is a single-slot, double heatpipe video cooler, which easily handles the mid-range ATI and nVidia mainstream cards. Both coolers utilize a unique double heatsink arrangement, mounted 90 ◦ above and away from the video card. The Raven is designed with mATX motherboards and HTPC home theater systems in mind. Additionally, it may be ordered in either left or right facing, which opens it up for use in dual video card, SLI and Crossfire systems.
Further enhancing their PureVideo hardware acceleration technology, NVIDIA have issued out a press release which highlights that through support of new drivers, GeForce6 and especially 7 series cards will now handle high-definition video including hardware acceleration for content based on the advanced H.264 specification.
To learn more about the H.264 advanced video codec and its connection through PureVideo, read NVIDIA's announcement over at the NV press room.
PCInpact have also constructed an article with an analysis of H.264 HD playback using NVIDIA's 84.12 Forceware drivers and how it compares to ATI's cards.
SANTA CLARA, CA-MARCH 2, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processing technologies, today announced the immediate availability of new NVIDIA® PureVideo technology enabling comprehensive support for high-definition video including hardware acceleration for content based on the advanced H.264 specification.
H.264, which is also known as the Advanced Video Codec (AVC) specification or MPEG-4 Part 10, is one of the digital video codecs specified for the Blu-ray (BD) and High Definition DVD (HD DVD) formats. H.264 delivers two to three times the compression efficiency of the MPEG-2 standard, which is used to create current DVD videos. H.264 has been adopted by both the DVD Forum for HD DVDs and the Blu-ray Disc Association for Blu-ray Discs, and VC-1 has also been adopted by the DVD Forum for HD DVDs.
Compro Technology have just unveiled their most recent "VideoMate H900" digital TV tuner/capture card which features a real-time hardware MPEG-1/2 encoder by use of the Conexant CX23418 video process chip. This gives one the ability to easily record hardware compression DVD full-D1 TV shows or VCD/SVCD/DVD formats and do hardware timeshifting for instant pause/replay of live TV without massive system loading.
For further info, grab Compro's announcement here.
Taipei, Taiwan, 4 January, 2006 - Compro Technology, an innovative leading manufacturer and developer of PC multimedia products, launched VideoMate H900, a powerful TV tuner and capture card. It features real-time hardware MPEG-1/2 encoder, new generation high-quality universal silicon TV tuner, 2D/3D Y/C separation, TV Stereo/ SAP selection, FM radio listening, MP3/WMA/WAV recording, low-profile card design, Compro exclusive remote power on/off and Power Up Scheduled Recording.
Hows this for daring? A master modder of Australia's popular Atomic magazine has just finished his latest masterpiece, a fully functional Super-cooled liquid PC which is completely submerged in a tank of mineral oil and further assisted by nitrogen pellets.
The motivation for such an out-there project is due to Atomic's upcoming tutorial/guide which it will be running through the Jan/Feb issues next yr, and to help show it off they've kindly uploaded a video onto their site for everyone to check out.
Who said liquids and electronics don't mix? Here, in its full glory, you can see the Atomic Oil PC built by our own master-modder Ron Prouse -- a completely submerged, fully functional, computer (power supply included!) cooled by a pump system with mineral oil and a little help from nitrogen pellets. The result? An incredible -61 degrees celcius inside the tank!
Watch video of this remarkable machine!
These thumb-sized USB digital TV tuner devices are really starting to enforce themselves in the market these days it seems, with Compro adding another to the already growing list dubbed the "VideoMate U3 DVB-T Stick". Its quite amazing how these things can bring high definition TV broadcasting capabilities to your PC (or even more ideally, your laptop!) in such a wee size. For all the details on this little gem, check out Compro's official PR folks.
Compro Technology, a leading manufacturer of PC multimedia products, announced today VideoMate U3 DVB-T Stick is the thumb size design with high quality reception digital TV tuner box. It is easy to put into your pocket or computer bag and plug it in anywhere at anytime to receive high-quality free-to-air digital terrestrial TV broadcast on your desktop or laptop PC. VideoMate U3 uses the high-speed USB 2.0 transmission to provide high-definition 1080i HDTV and SDTV reception on your PC. Also, VideoMate U3 provides EPG (Electrical Programming Guide) and Teletext features for more convenience in available area.
The folks over at LANParty.com have just sent word out that they've posted up a couple of nice quality Quake 4 videos which they'd taken live from QuakeCon in Dallas, TX earlier this year. To play them you'll need the H.264 video codec (which is included in Apple's Quicktime 7 suite). The LANParty.com front page has the direct download links and supporting info.
This past August, I was on hand at QuakeCon in Dallas, TX where I captured much of the happenings on video. Now I am pleased to present video coverage of Quake 4 from QuakeCon 2005! These two video segments show footage from both single and multiplayer versions of the game, the introduction by Todd Hollenshead, CEO of ID software, and responses to questions submitted by the audience.