Computex Taipei 2006 - Part 8


Compro and PowerColor (TUL)

Compro's Booth

Making use of the high bandwidth PCI-Express interface to bring digital terrestrial TV broadcasts and digital video recording to your computer is the Compro VideoMate E700 dual DVB-T PCI-E TV tuner card. Up to four digital TV shows can be shown on your monitor or TV screen concurrently and with the ComproDTV 2 software, the card can even automatically power up your system for scheduled video recording.

Further up the scale is the E800 dual DVB-T and analog hardware MPEG2 card. This has all the functions of the E7000 but with added FM radio and full SAP/NICAM/Stereo/Mono audio of analog TV.

Finally, with the new Compro VideoMate V550, your high-resolution monitor can now function as a full-fledged television. Included is a remote control, PIP (Picture-In-Picture), an external box stand with S-Video, Composite Video, Stereo Audio, and Component video inputs, which means your monitor can now be used to play console games.

Compro hooked up an Xbox 360 to demonstrate the video capabilities of the V550.

Simply plug in the U2700 hybrid USB 2.0 analog & DVB-T TV tuner box and instantly add analog or digital TV reception capability to your laptop or desktop PC. Advanced PIP/POP and video desktop playback, MPEG2 streaming/recording, and Teletext are some of the major functions it serves out as well.


TUL PowerColor

We saw the new Theater 650 Pro demo at ATI's showroom, but PowerColor was the one with a product sample at hand. The Theater 650 Pro has 3D Comb filtering, motion compensated hardware noise reduction and will work with both analog and digital TV.

New cards from PowerColor includes an X1600 with HDMI output with a secondary DVI output.

PowerColor also had an entry level X1300 that also comes with HDMI, though this board's secondary output is VGA.