Both new additions to the TV WONDER family are now available in North America and provide owners with a digital VCR and electronic program guide (EPG) plus improved video capture quality. TV WONDERPRO REMOTE CONTROL EDITION includes the critically acclaimed radio-frequency REMOTE WONDERâ„¢ to allow easy access to computer application control.
These new add-on cards plug easily into any PCI (peripheral component interconnect) slot, available on almost all PCs. Owners can experience ATI’s industry recognized video encoder and VIDEOSOAPâ„¢that enable improved video quality. VIDEOSOAP allows users to â€œclean upâ€ any captured video stream â€“ from camcorder, old VHS tapes or poor TV signals â€“ using a series of customizable filters for thebest video quality results. When combined with an ALL-IN-WONDERâ„¢ video card, TV WONDER PRO owners can experience MulTViewâ„¢ that enables Picture-in-Picture based on ability to support dual tuners in asingle PC.
â€œ Customers are demanding clear live TV experiences with no compression artifacts and our new TV WONDER PRO products meet that requirement,â€ said Blair Birmingham, Group Product Manager, MultimediaProducts, ATI Technologies Inc. â€œThe TV WONDER family is designed to entertain and inform owners by offering a Digital VCR with a no-fee EPG, plus quality signal reception, and low computer systemdemands that all combine to provide a great TV-on-the-PC experience. With the additional VIDEOSOAP feature, owners can â€˜clean up’ family videotapes before archiving them to a digital media for safekeeping and future viewing.â€
The new TV WONDER PRO solutions also deliver real-time MPEG-2 compression at full 720×480 resolution when using the Digital VCR that’s included as an essential part of the software package.
- TV WONDER PRO REMOTE includes the following:
- ATI’s MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.2 offers a full range of critically acclaimed multimedia functions including VIDEOSOAP, a filtering process that removes noise and improves video quality during digital video recording captures;
- MulTView support â€“ When an ALL-IN-WONDER video card is combined with TV WONDER PRO, owners can enjoy dual TV tuner capabilities such as Picture-in-Picture;
- 125-channel stereo TV-tuner;
- Stereo audio reception;
- Digital VCR allows recording of scheduled TV programs to computer hard drive for viewing at any time. Preset, easy-to-use recording formats include DVD compliant video allowing users to archive TV recordings on DVDs using disk creation software included with DVD recordable drives;
- Gemstar’s GUIDEPlus+ provides an intelligent free integrated program guide (North America only) that allows users to view and search TV listing by category, actor/performer, or date. Schedule and record programs at the click of a mouse â€“ all the benefits of a Digital VCR without the monthly fees;
- Security/monitoring camera functionality (using attached separate camera);
- ATI’s REMOTE WONDER, only included with the â€œRemote Control Editionâ€ versions of the TV WONDER family (as well as being sold separately), is a radio frequency wireless remote that extends computer multimedia control with the flexibility of a hand held, 30-foot user interface; and,
- Backed by quality ATI customer support and a 3-year limited warranty.