Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 4.3 MB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 1/24/07
The Gigabyte U7000 Infrared Receiver is a component of a TV tuner hardware package that is used to deliver television broadcast reception to the host computer system. Like most TV tuner hardware components it may also allow the computer user to record television broadcasts and store them directly into the hard drive storage of the host machine. The device driver of this hardware component allows it to output raw video streams to the display monitor of the computer system. This is made possible in conjunction with the capabilities provided by the graphics processing card and the display monitor components. The process of recording the television broadcast normally implements some type of compression method to the video data stream prior to the storage. The recorded television broadcast may take the MPEG or AVI video format and played back using the default media player of the host machine provided that the correct codecs are installed.
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
Another role of the device driver is to provide the communication layer for all the hardware components required to receive television broadcasts. It is also partially responsible for the installation of the necessary software application that will be the computer user's interface to the functionalities provided by the hardware component. The infrared receiver normally functions in conjunction with the remote control hardware packaged with the TV tuner device. The remote control functions similar to the remote controls used for other household appliances like televisions, DVD players, and stereo components among others. In terms of its functionality in the host computer system, the device driver makes it possible to configure the machine to react to certain buttons that are located on the remote control device. In some instances the remote control can be used to automatically shutdown the computer system without pushing the power button or clicking on the shutdown option of the operating system environment. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Gigabyte U7000 Infrared Receiver errors before installing any driver updates.