AVerMedia Technologies has announced a firmware update for its Game Capture HD device. With this update, users can now record real-time gameplay in MP4 format, which would be a huge improvement for user experience
With this update, users can now record real-time gameplay in MP4 format, which would be a huge improvement for user experience.
The new firmware AVerMedia built for Game capture HD features MPEG-4 video format with H.264/AAC codec. Compared to the prior firmware version of AVI H.264/MP3 format, users would find it much easier to work with professional video editing software. AVerMedia has been working on the firmware update with the feedback from end users. With its following the best practice of game capture solutions, Game Capture HD brings its user experience to the next level.
The new firmware version 2.0.6 can be found at http://www.avermedia.com/
have you used the AVerMedia Game capture HD? If so, let us know by leaving a comment below.
AVerMedia announces a new TV recording box, with ability to output signal to a VGA or RCA jack. Read on for details.
AVerMedia announced a new TV recording device with output options of VGA and RCA jacks. It can’t do HDMI and requires external USB hard drives to record to, but supports scheduled recordings and can power on and off when scheduled.
Here is some background on AVerMedia:
AVerMedia is a major global player in designing, manufacturing and marketing multimedia, Internet TV and consumer electronic product. AVerMedia’s ideal has always been – adopting the advanced technology incorporated with concepts of environmental protection, ergonomics and user’s behavior to develop innovative and high-quality products worldwide at affordable prices.
Founded in 1990, AVerMedia became a public company in 2000. In the early stage, AVerMedia devoted itself to researching and developing the digital video technology. Its AVerTV PC-based TV tuner series has gradually won a leading place in the computer market. From there, AVerMedia started to expand its product lines to built-in TV tuner modules for notebook computers, Internet TV, and consumer electronic product.
AVerMedia’s headquarters is located in Chung-Ho district, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Besides Taiwan, it has strategically set up offices in the USA, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Thailand, Japan and China, etc. AVerMedia distributes its products worldwide through the channels of national distributors, retailers, value-added resellers and ODM clients. It also has formed a strong alliance with many major distributors, such as Ingram Micro and D&H. ISO 9001 and 14001 certified, as well as a RoHS compliant manufacturer, AVerMedia not only ensures high quality products, but also abides by the latest “green manufacturing” standards. With world-class talents, high technology, advanced auto-manufacturing, and quality control facilities, AVerMedia is proud to be able to meet ODM customers’ strict requirement and a great deals of orders.
AVerMedia is committed to enriching entertainment experiences and promoting effective communication among people. We strive to be a corporation dedicated to serving society, and we stick to the operating concepts: being down-to-earth, creating value, dedicating ourselves, and serving people. For us, serving people, dedicated to society, and loving the earth is an important social responsibility. We not only follow the green manufacturing standard, but also take action to protect the environment, care for education, and participate in charities to practice these core concepts.
Now the announcement:
AVerMedia Announced the Standalone TV Recording Box Used with TV Set or PC Monitor
Taipei, Taiwan—June 4 ,2012
AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., the preeminent name in digital multimedia technology, today announced the availability of the AVerTV Box PVR, a standalone TV recording box used with TV set or PC monitor. The AVerTV Box PVR features direct file recording to USB hard drives directly, scheduled recording and TimeShift, which provide consumers the most convenient way to enjoy TV programs at any time. What’s more, it is equipped with 3D Y/C separation technology that ensures the superior video quality. Besides TV recording, it can also be used to preserve your favorite video from various external source devices. With the advantages of ease of operations, high video quality and multi-use capability, the AVerTV Box PVR is the ideal and cost-effective solution for TV and video enthusiasts.
The hardware and function design of the AVerTV Box PVR satisfies all the demands for live TV recording. Its inputs of TV antenna and composite video allow users to capture analog cable TV, as well as TV content from satellite/cable TV set-up-box. Due to its compatibility of both TV set and PC monitor, the product stands out from general TV boxes for PCTV to bring this delightful TV experiences to the living room. With only one press, the AVerTV Box PVR records your favorite variety shows, drama series, football games, and sitcoms to an external USB hard drive. Moreover, the device provides multiple recording options to ensure your ultimate TV entertainment. Besides real-time recording while watching TV programs, it is capable of cyclic scheduled recording with auto power on and off, which means capturing the whole TV series with one-time setting to save your trouble and electricity expense when you are away from home. Even better, its TimeShift function enables pause, fast-forward and rewind live TV clips so that no prime moments will be missed because of any sudden interruption, and those breath-taken moments can be re-played. What’s more valued, the AVerTV Box PVR adopts the NEC chipset with advanced 3D Y/C separation technology, which helps to present higher video quality from analog TV signal due to the powerful noise reduction and color separation capabilities.
Except TV-related functions, the AVerTV Box PVR also allows video recording from camcorder, DVD player and game console. This feature makes it a convenient tool for digitizing piles of old VHS tapes. Moreover, the composite input and output work together to present you real-time gameplay experience while recording in background.
Here is a photo of the product.
I have to admit that the lack of HDMI out and the requirement of an external hard drive make this relatively uninteresting, but if priced correctly, it could be useful in converting old VHS tapes and the like. Pricing is not currently available.
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AVerMedia have launched a network TV tuner called the HD HomeFree Duet.
You would be forgiven for thinking that sounds a lot like the SiliconDust HDHomeRun, because not only does it sound like that, it performs pretty much the same function.
You can take a look at some of our posts on the HDHomeRun to familiarise yourself with it again.
Anyway, here is how AVerMedia describe the HD HomeFree Duet:
AVerMedia HD HomeFreeTM Duet provides an easy and complete solution for users to enjoy watching Digital TV on any computer within your home network.
AVerMedia HD HomeFreeTM Duet is a TV signal streaming device that allows users to watch high quality digital TV programs on PCs in any room within your home network. The powerful hardware design and dual-tuners provide up to two PCs to watch different HDTV channels at the same time without any video quality loss.
To set up your home TV network is easy, just simply connect a digital TV antenna and (wireless) IP router to the HD HomeFreeTM Duet. Your network-connected PC/ laptop with AVerTV 6 software pre-installed will automatically access the TV signal streaming from the HD HomeFreeTM Duet. Then, you will never miss any of your favorite shows and you may enjoy live HDTV programs or DVR functionality anywhere in your home without having a TV tuner or antenna attached to your PC.
You can learn more from the AVerMedia website.
You can also watch a short video on the AVerMedia HD HomeFree Duet:
The AVerMedia HD HomeFree Duet
Here is the full press release:
AVerMedia Launches the Brand New Network TV Tuner ’HD HomeFreeTM Duet’
HD HomeFreeTM Duet makes users to enjoy Digital TV on any computers anywhere within a home network
Taipei, 10th August 2010
AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of digital multimedia technology, officially announced today the HDTV support, Network-Attached, Cable-less TV Tuner, HD HomeFreeTM Duet. The AVerMedia HD HomeFreeTM Duet, a digital TV box equipped with duel TV tuners, is capable to support two users simultaneously watching high quality digital TV programs on PCs within a home network. Users of HD HomeFreeTM are allowed to watch, record and time shift digital TV on computers while enjoying their personal TV entertainment. Positioned as a full function support, home-free product, the HD HomeFreeTM Duet enables to transmit non-distorted HDTV signal with quality up to 1080i cablelessly thru WLAN and meet every need of home entertainment.
Ease of setting up your very own HDTV
Watching HDTV with its superb brilliant technology of TV signal streaming and sharing, the HD HomeFreeTM Duet can share one digital TV signal to two PCs/ laptops for watching different HDTV channels at the same time without any video quality loss. Its powerful hardware design of dual-tuner and single antenna required only, allow users to easily set up a “private home TV network.” Just simply connect a digital TV antenna and (wireless) IP router to the HD HomeFreeTM Duet, any two home-network-connected PCs/ laptops with AVerTV 6 HomeFree software pre-installed will automatically access the real time TV signal streamed from HD HomeFreeTM Duet. On the same home network, two users are able to enjoy their very own HDTV on their computers individually. There will be no more missed shows and programs with AVerMedia HD HomeFreeTM Duet!
Enjoy HDTV in any corner at home
AVerMedia is dedicated to deliver a better user experience of home entertainment with its digital multimedia technology. The HomeFreeTM Duet is designed under the philosophy to provide effortless and boundless HDTV fun with location freedom at home. HD HomeFreeTM Duet can stream digital TV with full broadcast resolution up to 1080i through LAN/ Wireless LAN/HomePlug. With it at home, there is no hassle to receive HDTV signal in any corner of a house. HDTV signal is just everywhere, no matter in dining room, bedroom, or even bathroom. The HomeFreeTM Duet is perfect fit for young couples and small family that enjoy family time together and also their personal time and private space at home. Without bothering cable on your PCs, HomeFreeTM Duet gives you extremely fun of HDTV home entertainment.
About AVerMedia Technologies:
AVerMedia is the technology leader in Digital Multimedia Video Convergence Technology. Aside from its full line of TV Tuners and Personal Video Recorder products, AVerMedia provides Hardware and Software DVR Board Security Systems, Document Cameras, Digital Video Makers, TV Photo Viewers, and PC-to-TV Converters for consumer and corporate/ educational markets. AVerMedia also partners with ODMs for the development of AVerMedia’s technologies for integration applications.
It looks like an interesting device, it’s just a shame they couldn’t have come up with a name that didn’t make it sound like their competition!
AVerMedia have released the worlds first 3D TV tuner cards for PC’s so if you want to watch 3D TV on your computer you can do now!
Back at CES in January of this year, one of the biggest things on show was 3D TV. You couldn’t walk 100 yards without there being something 3D in your face (literally).
There are now 3D televisions, and 3D Blu-ray players on the market, and even 3D TV broadcasts. Personally I’m still not convinced I want to sit in front of my TV wearing funny glasses, but that’s just me!
Anyway, AVerMedia, the company behind many successful and popular PC tuner cards, have released what they are calling the worlds first 3D TV Tuner card.
Now before you jump up and rush to get the tuner card, remember that you need to have a monitor that is 3D capable, and AVerMedia also recommend using an NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit as well, I say recommend, its more of a requirement than a recommendation.
One of the tuner cards is the AVerTV TwinStar PCI-E card.
You can learn much more about AVerMedia’s 3D card from their website.
Is this something that interests you? Let us know your thoughts on 3D TV.
Here is the full press release from AVerMedia:
AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of digital multimedia technology announced today the release of AVer MediaCenter 3D beta version, an application to satisfy your visual sensation with live 3DTV on PC. AVer MediaCenter 3D beta version allows users enjoy immersive visual entertainment from live 3DTV programs. It debuts with AVerMedia top seller TV tuner cards AVerTV TwinStar PCI-E, AVerTV Duo Hybrid PCI-E II, AVerTV CaptureHD, and AVerTV TwinStar. Customers who have purchased these products can get the latest AVer MediaCenter 3D beta version from AVerMedia official website with free of charge.
3DTV is the next big thing for entertainment. It has been applied to theatrical releases, Blu-ray 3D, video games, and even the popular YouTube online video. Thanks for the 3D technology evolution, the “fat” 3D video can now be compressed and transmitted via the existing TV standards. To create a PC-based media center, AVerMedia has well-prepared for the brand new 3D era with 3D-ready application and products. No need to pay a bunch of money for a 3D-ready TV set, watching and recording live 3DTV programs can now be done right on your PC. Plus, it also supports playing back 3DTV recordings. Experiencing live 3DTV thrills is just that easy.
To watch live 3DTV via AVer MediaCenter 3D beta version, NVIDIA® 3D VisionTM Kit, 3D-supported graphics card and 3D-ready display are required for the eye-popping 3D illusion. AVer MediaCenter 3D beta version can works well with AVerTV TwinStar PCI-E, AVerTV Duo Hybrid PCI-E II, AVerTV CaptureHD, and AVerTV TwinStar. AVerTV TwinStar PCI-E and AVerTV Duo Hybrid PCI-E II are the best choices for heavy users who want to watch/record two programs at the same time. AVerTV CaptureHD is a hybrid TV tuner card with HD capture feature which enables users to preserve both SD and HD content onto the hard disk. The USB-interfaced AVerTV TwinStar equips dual DVB-T TV tuners and an embedded antenna for flexible TV watching and robust signal reception on the go. To know about more about the power of live 3DTV, please visit http://www.avermedia.com/avertv
About AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
AVerMedia (www.avermedia.com) is the technology leader in Digital Multimedia Video Convergence Technologies. Aside from its full line of TV Tuners/ Personal Video Recorder products, AVerMedia provides Document Cameras, Digital Video Maker, TV Photo Viewer and PC-to-TV Converters for consumer and corporate/ educational markets. AVerMedia also partners with PC ODM’s for the development of AVerMedia’s technologies for integration applications.
AverMedia have launched a new and cheap USB TV Tuner called the AverTV Volar HD Nano A867R.
Here is what AverMedia say about it:
The compact AVerTV Volar HD Nano, certified by Windows Media Center Additional Qualification (WMC AQ), combines TV viewing and Windows Media Center for your best convenience and first-rated PCTV experience. It adopts concealed connector to raise the stability of device and increase the portability.
The accompanying remote control is just like a perfect match for AVerTV Volar HD Nano. By clicking the “Green Button” on the remote control, you can turn on Windows Media Center* and enjoy the flexibility of switching among TV, DVD and other media files under Windows 7 platform. This remote also fully complies with AVerTV 6, which provides you with advanced PCTV features including plan your recording schedule and export to iPod etc.
The built-in highly sensitive remote sensor covers wide distance range and angle so that you can enjoy the lean-back PCTV viewing experience just like with the TV set in your living room.
Here is the press release:
Jun 30, 2010 – Bracknell, UK, 30 June 2010 – AVerMedia, a leading provider of digital multimedia technology, has announced the release of its latest USB TV tuner giving users with Windows 7 or Windows Vista Media Center a fully integrated PC TV solution, offering the flexibility of switching between TV, DVD and other media files on desktop PCs or laptops.
The AVerTV HD Volar A867R plugs into a computer’s USB 2.0 port and enables users to watch and record Freeview channels on Windows desktop PCs or laptops, and switch to other media sources or files at the click of a button using the supplied full-function remote control.
The AVerTV Volar HD offers users full Freeview (DVB-T) capabilities, with electronic programme guide (EPG), teletext, and picture-in-picture for multichannel viewing. It also supports up to 1080i HD TV viewing, allowing users to watch and record HDTV content with H.264 and MPEG-2 formats, as well as offering compression technology to enable transfer to an iPod or PSP.
Rob Livings, AVerMedia Sales and Marketing Director said: “The A867R turns any PC with Windows Media Center into a complete TV and media playback solution. It enables seamless switching between TV, DVD and other media files by activating Windows Media Center at the click of a button with the accompanying remote control. The tuner also has a built-in highly sensitive sensor covering a wide distance, which means users don’t have to keep getting up to change their viewing.
“The tuner is certified as fully compatible with Windows 7 and Vista, underlining its reliability and ease of use.”
The USB tuner also has built-in PVR functionality, including scheduled recordings, pausing live TV, and wake-up recording if the computer is in stand-by or hibernate mode.
The product is priced at £49.99, and is available from www.tesco.com and www.amazon.co.uk.
You can learn more about it here: http://www.avermedia.com/avertv/product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=516
You may also want to check out some of the other new AverMedia products on their site.
This would be a good product to try if you wanted a cheap tuner to use with DVBLink. You can check out our two How To… guides here:
How To Install and Configure DVBLink Server and TVSource v3.01