Category: Sound & Multimedia
Manufacturer: AverMedia Technologies
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows Server 2008/Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 07 Apr 2009
AVerMedia A301A (MiniCard, NTSC/PAL/SECAM/FM) is a TV tuner card produced by AverMedia technologies. A TV tuner card is a computer device which makes it possible for the computer to receive television signals. As such, the user is able to enjoy watching the television from his or her computer without the need to buy a television. The TV tuner card technology is quite beneficial as it saves on space by having the computer and the television contained in one device instead of two. Many of the TV tuner cards also video capture cards which means that the users will be able to record their favorite programs on the hard disk of the computer and watch them later on when they have the time. Thus with the AVerMedia A301A (MiniCard, NTSC/PAL/SECAM/FM), one is able to turn their computer into an entertainment center.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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The AVerMedia A301A (MiniCard, NTSC/PAL/SECAM/FM) has several notable features. First of all it is a minicard, which essentially means that it uses the Mini PCI express interface. This is an improvement on the former PCI interface standard and use point-to-point serial links. The AVerMedia A301A (MiniCard, NTSC/PAL/SECAM/FM) uses the NTSC/ PAL/ SECAM standards which are standards for analog television encoding system. Thus the AVerMedia A301A (MiniCard, NTSC/PAL/SECAM/FM) is an analog TV tuner. Analog TV tuners are those which contain analog input, whether it is S-Video or composite. Most of them also enable the computer to achieve FM radio reception. Those analog TV cards which are not very expensive produce a raw video stream while those which are rather pricey encode signals to MPEG, Motion or JPEG. For this device to function properly and efficiently, users should always ensure that they are using the latest version of the device driver. Old versions have been known to create conflict. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and AVerMedia A301A (MiniCard, NTSC/PAL/SECAM/FM) errors before installing any driver updates.