Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Sigma Designs
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not specified
Operating System: Windows 9x/ME/XP/2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.2 / 04 Apr 2010
REALmagic NetStream 4000 is a video card produced by Sigma Designs. It is an add in card which is PCI- based and which uses and gives high quality performance to MPEG-1 decoding, MPEG-2 decoding and MPEG-4 decoding. This card is based on the high- performance REALmagic technology of video streaming and can deliver premium video as well as audio experiences. REALmagic NetStream 4000 facilitates the playing of streaming video as well as DVD titles on the mainstream PCs. REALmagic NetStream 4000 supports superior technology of video overlay along with progressive output of VGA video. This product therefore gives the best PC-based solution for the advanced streaming video along with video-on-demand applications where the computer applications and also the internet applications are included among the TV-based client. Users should note that this product requires a PCI slot which is bus mastered. Many PCI slots can support PCI bus master but if complications arise when using the NetStream 4000, the user should move to another PCI slot.
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
Some of the hardware features of the REALmagic NetStream 4000 include a 4 MB SDRAM along with support for 3.3 volt and 5.0 volt slots for PCI. It also includes EM8740 MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 audio and video decoder manufactured by Sigma designs. There is an analogh overlay chip (EM9010), an analog multiplexer along with a digital-to-analog converter chip. This product also has a composite, component YPbPr c, s- Video, video output. There is an MPEG analog overlay (non- interlaced) in the window display of VGA. Also included in the hardware is a fullscreen progressive non- interlaced RGB 480p as well as 720p output, through the VGA connector. The software features of REALmagic NetStream 4000 include compliance to the ISMA, an onscreen display that has flicker filter and Windows SDKs (DirectShow). Users who are ready to benefit from some serious video streaming technology should invest in this product. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and REALmagic NetStream 4000 errors before installing any driver updates.