Category: Monitor and video card
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Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windo
Latest Version / Release Date: 22.214.171.124 / N.A.
AOpen VA2000 Silicon Tuner can be classified as a capture card. This card is popularly known as the “TV tuner card”. It is a type of hardware or computer component that permits television signals to enter and be received by a computer. They are mostly correlated to video cards since most TV tuner cards operate just like video capture cards. With this, TV tuners allow TV signals to record television programs into hard discs. There are a lot of TV tuners which are further categorized as interfaces which can also be PCI bus expansion cards, PCI Express bus, PCMCIA, ExpressCard or USB devices that are becoming popular in the market in these modern times. There also other multi function video cards that contain double functionalities such as TV tuners. Most of these cards are recognizable as hyped devices from ATI. In fact, they’re named as the “All-In-Wonder” series. Moreover, these cards possess most of the TV tuner’s specifications. It can act as a tuner and an analog to digital converter or otherwise known as the “analog front end”. These are paired further with demodulation and interface logic. Other additional features include the onboard processor which gets its power from the system's central processing unit for demodulation. This makes it very similar to the Winmodem.
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There are various terms for modern video cards. These video cards can also be regarded as video adapters, graphics accelerator cards, display adapters and graphics card. A video capture card functions mostly as video capture devices. It is designed as directly linked to expansion slots in PCs and servers. Its models vary depending on the manufacturer such as PCI, newer PCI Express (PCIe) or AGPbus interfaces. Another term that maybe connected with TV tuner cards are graphics cards. These are also expansion cards whose purpose is to create and output images onto a display. Other notable functions are its accelerated rendering of 3D scenes and 2D graphics, video capture, TV tuner adapter, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 decoding along with firewire, light pen, TV output and the ability to connect to multiple monitors. Thus, this makes it different from modern high performance cards which are used for more graphically demanding purposes like that of personal games. You can find this type of hardware always bundled on the motherboard during the olden times. It was configured as a video controller or graphics controller. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and AOpen VA2000 Tuner (Silicon) errors before installing any driver updates.