Manufacturer: ADS Technologies Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 0.26 MB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 12 May 2005
The ADS Instant HDTV PCI is an expansion card that is normally hosted in a vacant PCI slot on the computer motherboard of the host machine. This piece of expansion device transforms a conventional computer system into an entertainment center by providing solutions for the receiving of Over the Air High Definition Television broadcast streams. The TV broadcast streams are directly received by the host computer system. This hardware component and its corresponding device driver functions similar to the analog TV capture cards with the main difference that this can handle High Definition signals. Consistent with the functionality of other TV capture cards the ADS Instant HDTV PCI allows the computer user not only to watch TV broadcasts but to also record them and subsequently play them back on the host computer system. The quality of the playback is not entirely left to the device driver of this hardware component and remains affected by the functionality of the other elements of the display subsystem of the host machine.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The installation of the ADS Instant HDTV PCI into a computer system allows the computer user to take advantage of crystal clear television broadcast signals. The device driver can also support conventional television and cable broadcast signals as well. The device driver is likewise partly responsible for activating the Infrared functionality of the supported hardware component. The Infrared feature is dedicated to receiving commands from the remote control device of the ADS Instant HDTV PCI hardware component. The device driver of this particular hardware component makes it possible for the computer use to automatically record forthcoming broadcasts by using a scheduling feature. This feature triggers the record function of the supported hardware component based on the indicated time and date by the computer user. The device driver makes use of the system time and date of the host machine to evaluate when the record feature will be automatically activated. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ADS Instant HDTV PCI errors before installing any driver updates.