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ATI unveils TV WONDER USB 2.0 on THEATER 200 chip

ATI Technologies unveiled inexpensive TV WONDER USB 2.0 external tuner. According to the press release, the drive has all PVR features and will be shipped with (TV WONDER USB 2.0 REMOTE CONTROL EDITION ) and without (V WONDER USB 2.0) remote control with MSRP of $149 and $100, respectively.

The device bases on THEATER 200 chip and is bundled with MULTIMEDIA CENTER. The remote control version supports EAZYLOOK interface (requires RADEON 8500+).

Judging by the chip, designed for TV consoles, analog PVRs, home theatres, we suggest the tuner might have some of the following features:

  • Supports S-Video, component interfaces (incl. HDTV)
  • Supports NTSC of North America and Japan, PAL I, B, G, H, M, D, N, SECAM D, K, L, B, G
  • 2 x 12-bit ADC
  • 16-bit audio
  • 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz sampling rates
  • Automatic volume control (so it stays constant, if input signal changes)

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