ATI DTV Wonder Digital AV Capture Device

Category: Monitor and video card
Manufacturer: ATI
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 256Mb
Operating System: Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.801.23 / February 30, 2005

Windows device driver information for ATI DTV Wonder Digital AV Capture Device

ATI is the most trusted brand for all video or capture card device. It has expanded its expectations by producing this device that has become suitable for most users and enthusiasts. ATI DTV Wonder Digital AV is a popular HDTV device. Analog TV was a thing of the past when progressive screening or HDTV came in the market. What’s more, this doesn’t come in a stiff price. Furthermore, HDTV is not just for television alone. With this technology, users can now enjoy full HDTV broadcast shows and movies on their own personal computer monitors. ATI DTV Wonder uses a PCI card known as “HDTV Wonder card”. Being digital, this device has the capability to function like a DTV or SDTV in outstanding HDTV reception. This device is further equipped with personal video recorder functions. This enables the user to take charge of watching, stopping and recording any form of television in their individual hard discs. The device also caters to other formats for recording. It even expanded it support to CDs or DVDs. ATI DTV Wonder Digital AV belongs to along range of computer devices known as video cards. This is since most TV tuner cards operate just like video capture cards. There is also the term known as “TV tuners” which allow TV signals to record television programs into hard discs. There are a lot of TV tuners which are further categorized as interfaces like the PCI bus expansion card, PCI Express bus, PCMCIA, ExpressCard or USB devices. There also other multi function video cards that contain double functionalities such as TV tuners. Most of these cards are also known as hyped devices from ATI and they belong with the “All-In-Wonder” series. Moreover, these cards have most of the TV tuner’s specifications – that of a tuner and an analog to digital converter or an analog front end. These are paired further with demodulation and interface logic. Other additional features include the onboard processor. This processor gets its power to the system's central processing unit for demodulation like that of a Winmodem. Video cards on the other hand are known by various names. This video card is also known as a video adapter, graphics accelerator card, display adapter or a graphics card. A video capture card functions mostly as video capture devices. It is innovated to directly link itself to expansion slots in personal computers and servers. Its models vary from the many companies that manufacture it like PCI, newer PCI Express (PCIe) or AGPbus interfaces.

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Another term that maybe connected with TV tuner cards is a graphics card. This is also an expansion card whose purpose is to create and output images to a display. Other notable functions include an accelerated rendering of 3D scenes and 2D graphics as well as video capture, TV tuner adapter, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 decoding. Others are firewire, light pen, TV output or the ability to connect multiple monitors. This is while other modern high performance cards are used for more graphically demanding purposes such as personal games. This hardware is always bundled on the motherboard and is configured as a video controller or graphics controller. ATI is a known leader in producing computer products worldwide. With its extensive expertise, ATI continuously gears to develop advanced multiple technologies while supporting six independent display outputs simultaneously. This brings outstanding graphic display capabilities as well as a panoramic computing experience. ATI also brings servers or CPU’s that are equipped with processors balance of performance, I/O capabilities, low energy consumption as well as hardware-assisted virtualization. These are made possible through a chip known as “AMD Opteron”. This helps processors in organizing as well as in optimizing data transfer for its overall performance. There are also advanced products like energy efficient multi-core processors, advanced memory handling capabilities and hardware-based virtualization technologies. These are specifically designed for developing features for x86-based computers while giving fast and efficient virtualization. Power efficiency is also a main concern for ATI as they paved the way in innovating “AMD Cool'n'Quiet” as well as “ATI PowerPlay” technology. This produces proven, measurable benefits for businesses and consumers while reducing power usage, lowering energy costs and lessening environmental impact. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ATI DTV Wonder Digital AV Capture Device errors before installing any driver updates.