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AVerTV Box 9 – Flagship of the Series of Portable TV Tuners from AVerMedia Technologies Inc.


Testbed configuration

  • CPU: Athlon 64 3000+
  • Mainboard: ASUS K8V SE DELUXE (K8T800 chipset)
  • Video card: HIS Excalibur X800 Pro IceQ II
  • RAM: 1 GB (512 MB PC3200 from Samsung + 512 MB PC3200 from Kingmax)
  • Sound card: Creative Audigy 2 ZS
  • TV- and FM-tuner: AVerTV Studio Model 307
  • TV- and FM-tuner: Leadtek PVR2000
  • HDD: 120GB Maxtor Plus9-6Y120M0 7200rpm SATA150 8mb
  • Operating system: Windows XP Professional (SP1) ENG

We used Samsung SyncMaster 797DF (CRT) monitor in our tests.


Connection diagram.

3 RCA + S-Video 7-pin adapter is used to connect to component YCbCr and S-Video input.

Note that the component connection supports only 480i mode.


Tuner controls and its peculiarities of configuration and channel sorting were described in the AVerTV Box 5 Live review.

All frequency channel scan helps detect all the channels regardless of their quality.

1280x1024 resolution is added to the proper menu item.

Nasty surprise – the tuner can operate in this resolution only at 60 Hz. When you set 75 Hz, 1280x1024 resolution becomes blocked.

The same thing when you try to raise the frequency in this resolution.

We have to admit that AVerTV Box 9 is inferior to Greenwood TV POP 1280S by this parameter.

Stereo sound options are specified for each channel separately, so there appeared another option in the settings.

Box 9 has a clock and on/off timer. Note that the time settings are reset, when you turn off power.


Alexei Samsonov aka AlS (als@ixbt.com)

November 17, 2004
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