AverMedia have launched a new and cheap USB TV Tuner called the AverTV Volar HD Nano A867R.
Here is what AverMedia say about it:
The compact AVerTV Volar HD Nano, certified by Windows Media Center Additional Qualification (WMC AQ), combines TV viewing and Windows Media Center for your best convenience and first-rated PCTV experience. It adopts concealed connector to raise the stability of device and increase the portability.
The accompanying remote control is just like a perfect match for AVerTV Volar HD Nano. By clicking the “Green Button” on the remote control, you can turn on Windows Media Center* and enjoy the flexibility of switching among TV, DVD and other media files under Windows 7 platform. This remote also fully complies with AVerTV 6, which provides you with advanced PCTV features including plan your recording schedule and export to iPod etc.
The built-in highly sensitive remote sensor covers wide distance range and angle so that you can enjoy the lean-back PCTV viewing experience just like with the TV set in your living room.
Here is the press release:
Jun 30, 2010 – Bracknell, UK, 30 June 2010 – AVerMedia, a leading provider of digital multimedia technology, has announced the release of its latest USB TV tuner giving users with Windows 7 or Windows Vista Media Center a fully integrated PC TV solution, offering the flexibility of switching between TV, DVD and other media files on desktop PCs or laptops.
The AVerTV HD Volar A867R plugs into a computer’s USB 2.0 port and enables users to watch and record Freeview channels on Windows desktop PCs or laptops, and switch to other media sources or files at the click of a button using the supplied full-function remote control.
The AVerTV Volar HD offers users full Freeview (DVB-T) capabilities, with electronic programme guide (EPG), teletext, and picture-in-picture for multichannel viewing. It also supports up to 1080i HD TV viewing, allowing users to watch and record HDTV content with H.264 and MPEG-2 formats, as well as offering compression technology to enable transfer to an iPod or PSP.
Rob Livings, AVerMedia Sales and Marketing Director said: “The A867R turns any PC with Windows Media Center into a complete TV and media playback solution. It enables seamless switching between TV, DVD and other media files by activating Windows Media Center at the click of a button with the accompanying remote control. The tuner also has a built-in highly sensitive sensor covering a wide distance, which means users don’t have to keep getting up to change their viewing.
“The tuner is certified as fully compatible with Windows 7 and Vista, underlining its reliability and ease of use.”
The USB tuner also has built-in PVR functionality, including scheduled recordings, pausing live TV, and wake-up recording if the computer is in stand-by or hibernate mode.
You can learn more about it here: http://www.avermedia.com/avertv/product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=516
You may also want to check out some of the other new AverMedia products on their site.
This would be a good product to try if you wanted a cheap tuner to use with DVBLink. You can check out our two How To… guides here: