AMD Delivers HDTV Experience for Mac

Nov 14, 2007

AMD today announced the new ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac – a new HDTV experience for Mac users. ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac integrates two TV tuners to receive off-the-air ATSC/HDTV broadcasts as well as analog television programming. This new TV tuner solution joins AMD’s six TV Wonder™ offerings for the PC platform.

AMD is also powering the new 20 and 24-inch iMac models with the amazing graphics power of ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, including 128MB of GDDR3 video memory, and the ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO, featuring 256MB of GDDR3. These powerful graphics processors enable stunning gaming performance and great support for video and photo editing. The combination of AMD’s TV Wonder and ATI Radeon graphics cards offers consumers The Ultimate Visual Experience.

“AMD continues to bring The Ultimate Visual Experience to consumers’ displays and screens including HDTVs, PCs and game consoles. Today AMD expands that visual experience with high definition multimedia entertainment for Mac customers,” said Matt Skynner, vice president, AMD Graphics Products Group. “AMD is enhancing the Mac experience with HDTV support from ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac, alongside cutting-edge 3D game and HD acceleration performance of ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO and ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT.”

The ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac transforms Mac desktops and notebooks alike into ultimate TV entertainment systems, with full personal video recorder functionality. With the included ATI tvPORTAL TV application for Mac, users can watch, pause, or record high definition TV1. Even analog TV is made brilliant on the Mac as the ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac produces sharp, true-to-life analog TV images. With full featured Electronic Programming Guide in ATI tvPORTAL, users can schedule and manage TV recordings with ease.

The advanced graphics technology of the ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 series provides exceptional visual effects and realism on the iMac. Gaming enthusiasts can unleash remarkable 3D gaming performance while experiencing a new level of immersive entertainment for high-resolution photos and video.

Home theater aficionados will be captivated by iMac’s 20 and 24-inch widescreen displays powered by the Radeon series featuring: ATI Avivo technology for eye-popping big-screen entertainment; Unified Video Decoder (UVD) for advanced HD video processing; and, built-in HDMI connectivity with built-in 5.1 surround audio.

With a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of $149, the ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac is scheduled to be available later this month at leading computer retailers across North America. The ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB is being distributed by VisionTek, a leading supplier of 3D graphics and desktop enhancement products.

Source: AMD

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