ATI TV Wonder 650 - VideoHelp Capture Card

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ATI TV Wonder 650 Tv Tuner
Digital TV
Analog VideoIn
Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP
Vista NT4? MAC? Linux?
*based on user reports.
PCI $150 6.2/10
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Description (from the manufacturer site)

TV Wonder™ 650 – A High-Definition Personal Video Recorder for your PC
TV Wonder™ 650 is loaded with the very latest in digital TV technologies. Features such as its advanced 3D comb filter, noise reduction, automatic color control, and edge enhancement produce brilliant, sharp video that rivals high-end consumer television sets.

Loaded with abilities, you’ll be able to schedule, watch and record analog TV, “free-to-air” HDTV, and FM stations, making the TV Wonder™ 650 the ultimate media upgrade for your PC. This complete solution further possesses the ability to allow you to watch the latest DVD title, author your own DVD, or convert your recorded TV shows to take with you on your Portable Media Player. The entire experience is then elegantly packaged within Catalyst Media Center’s™ attractive, easy-to-use 3D interface.2,3

HT CaseThe unprecedented media capabilities of the TV Wonder™ 650 expand your PC to explode beyond today’s standard computer uses. As a result, TV Wonder™ 650 is also the ideal solution for bringing the PC into the living room, coupled with the hot new PC home Theater-style cases.

Highest quality analog TV on your PC
Analog TVTV Wonder™ 650 enhances standard analog TV by delivering the sharp, clear video image that one would expect from today’s high-end consumer televisions. The advanced 3D comb filter removes false colors and unsightly artifacts. Automatic gain control rapidly adjusts the brightness while automatic color control ensures your colors remain true to the actual image. Edge enhancement sharpens video to keep it clean and crisp. All of these advanced technologies are powered by the cutting-edge Theater 650 Pro processing core, producing the best viewing experience possible.

“Free-to-Air” HDTV with No Monthly Fees
HDTVTV Wonder™ 650 enables you to view “free-to-air” HDTV programming through the connection of an amplified antenna*. Watch your favorite TV shows and sports programs in stunning, true-to-life, high definition. As “free-to-air” HDTV (ATSC in North America) is not burdened by monthly fees, watch with pleasure while avoiding the pain of incurring any charges.
• amplified antenna is required for ATSC HDTV signals

FM RadioFM Radio
In addition to analog TV and “free-to-air” HDTV tuning capabilities, the TV Wonder™ 650 allows you to tune to your favorite FM stations. Keep up on the latest news or listen to music while you work, send an email or surf the internet.

Video Input and Capture
Video Input & CaptureTV Wonder™ 650 allows you to view or capture analog video from a camcorder or VCR through the Audio / Video Input Block. Easily digitize your video and preserve your memories onto the PC’s hard drive or burn them to DVD. The Theater 650 Pro processing core utilizes noise reduction to sharpen the incoming analog video signal, removing the static that can occur when sending analog video into your PC for capture.2,3

Personal Video Recorder
Whether enabling standard analog TV or “free-to-air” HDTV programming, TV Wonder™ 650 will allow you to watch, pause live TV, or schedule and record your TV programs for later viewing. TV Wonder™ 650 is capable of hardware MPEG-2 compression, offloading the work from your CPU and producing a high quality capture that can easily be transferred to DVD. The Electronic Programming Guide4 (EPG) makes it a breeze to find and schedule recordings of your favorite TV programs or search for other programs by channel and genre.2,3
Feature-packed, User-Friendly Interface
CMC main menu dvd highlight Catalyst Media Center™ is ATI’s new 3D interface that makes it easy to access the enormous number of features on your TV Wonder™ 650. Its large, bright easy-to-read buttons and clear, 3D icons pave a quick path to where you want to go. Beyond its user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing interface, Catalyst Media Center™ packs the TV Wonder™ 650 with even more media capabilities. UI

DVD AuthoringThe built-in DVD decoder adds the ability to watch the hottest DVD movie titles. The DVD authoring software allows you to effortlessly create DVDs of your own that include themed menus and the music of your choice. Finally, AVIVO Video Converter gives you the choice to either capturing or converting video to a format that will enable transfer to a Portable Media Player. Capture or convert in any one of a number of formats that include MPEG2, MPEG4, Windows Media Video 9, AVI, DivX®, or H.264 formats.2,3

Windows MCE 2005Made for Windows Media Center 2005
In addition to the support for Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional Edition, the TV Wonder 650 is ideal for Windows Media Center 2005. TV Wonder 650 is the perfect complement for this powerful media operating system, as it upgrades your PC to take full advantage of the abundance of media capabilities.

Ready for the Future with a Windows Vista™ on your PC
Windows Vista Ready

Users can be sure that their TV Wonder™ 650 will be ready for the upcoming Windows Vista operating system. In fact, TV Wonder™ 650 is Windows Vista™ Premium ready, which ensures that you will be able to take full advantage of TV Wonder™ 650’s powerhouse of media capabilities for years to come.
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Comments posted by piec2 from Canada, January 16, 2010:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.

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Comments posted by rturnock from Canada, July 09, 2008:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP? Vista NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 1 of 10.

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Comments posted by TranceWarp from United States, March 25, 2008:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 6 of 10.

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Comments posted by Fenceman from United States, October 27, 2007:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 5 of 10.

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Comments posted by hgdb from United States, October 21, 2007:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: No rating.

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Comments posted by Jeff Braun from United States, March 07, 2007:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.

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Comments posted by getmesum from United States, February 14, 2007:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 9 of 10.

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What kind of main capture features it supports
Analog VideoIn = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input
Video Card = If it is a Video Card/Graphic Card
Tv Tuner = Built-In TV-Tuner
Digital TV = Built-In Digital TV-Tuner
DV/Firewire = DV/Firewire/i.Link input
DV Converter = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input and converts to DV video
MPEG1 hardware = Capture directly MPEG1(VCD) video using hardware*
MPEG2 hardware = Capture directly MPEG2(SVCD and DVD) video using hardware*
MJPEG hardware = Capture directly to MJPEG using hardware*
MPEG4 hardware = Capture directly to MPEG4(DivX,Xvid) video using hardware*
* = Most capture cards can capture to this format using software but it usually requires a very fast computer, if it supports realtime capturing it uses the capture cards hardware and it doesn't require a very fast computer and you may get better quality but less options/settings than software capturing.

What Operating System our users have reported that it works on, Win95=Works Win95=Does not work Win95?=Not tested This is user based.

Cnx = Connection
What type of connection the capture device has to the computer, PCI, AGP, USB1/1.1/2, DV or PCMCIA.

The price in US dollar.


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