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NVIDIA's new MCE device places two TV tuners on a single card

NVIDIA has launched the ultimate tool for Media Center Edition (MCE) PC owners. The NVIDIA DualTV, as its name implies, offers two tuners on a single card.

By having two separate tuners onboard, the DualTV tuner is able to record two shows at once or allow you to record one show while you watch another. And since the DualTV tuner is a full-fledged MCE device, you can transfer recorded material to a personal media players or portable game players. Live or recorded shows can also be streamed throughout the home to game consoles or Media Center Extenders courtesy of software from Orb Networks.

Other features of the NVIDIA DualTV tuner include:

  • MediaSqueeze compression technology
  • PureVideo technology
  • 3D comb filter
  • 3D noise reduction hardware
  • In-line TV amplifier.
  • Multi-stream hardware encoder

Scott Vouri, general manager of multimedia at NVIDIA adds:

"There are other TV tuners in the market today, but the NVIDIA DualTV tuner offers some key differentiators that make it stand out. Based on our internal testing it’s measurably the best picture quality of any dual tuner card and saves disk space. It’s easy to use and install, and is designed for people who want to watch what they want, where they want, whenever they want."

The NVIDIA DualTV tuner is available now for a suggested retail price of $169. You can also purchase the DualTV tuner with a remote and receiver kit for $219.

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By RandomFool on 4/6/2006 11:21:12 AM , Rating: 2
I can't imagine ever spending that much on a tv tuner, no matter how fancy it may be. I'm sure someone will eat it up though.

I'm starting to feel a bit out of place because it seems like every fancy new gadget makes me wonder why I would ever want that instead of going cool I need 20. Maybe I'm losing my technical edge...

RE: Wow
By tuteja1986 on 4/6/2006 12:04:12 PM , Rating: 3
I will only buy it if it has better IQ than ATI 550 PRO Tv tunner. Anandtech please post up a review :)

RE: Wow
By bob661 on 4/6/2006 2:35:33 PM , Rating: 3
There is no Anandtech, only Zule.

RE: Wow
By Googer on 4/6/06, Rating: 0
RE: Wow
By CZroe on 4/7/2006 12:23:01 AM , Rating: 3
What heavy TV user needs dual tuners for broadcast? It's for cable. Duh. Analog cable will still be around for a long time.

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