Feeds

AverMedia shows Mac USB TV-tuner

Drivers coming soon

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Computex 2006 AverMedia is one of the first companies to pick up on the increasing ease of making Mac-compatible products, and announced it will soon have drivers ready for one of its USB TV tuners to allow it to work with Macs.

avermedia_mac_tv_tuner

AverMedia claimed the product is the smallest USB TV-tuner to date. It looks much like any other USB based TV-tuner, although to match the Mac colour scheme it's white. It supports analogue and DVB-T transmissions.

Other products on display were an Express Card 34 DVB-T tuner - that's the narrow Express Card standard - which size wise is the type that should work with the new Apple Mac Books, but there was no information if drivers where going to be made available.

A DVB-H model was also on display in the same form factor, as well as combined analogue and digital Express Card 54 tuners. AverMedia also had a DVB-H SDIO solution, but it was not as neat as the one from Philips as it had a rather large "lump" at the top of the SD interface.

avermedia_dvb-h

Several PCI Express cards were also on show with various DVB solutions. One card offered DVB-T, DVB-S and analogue in a single card.

AverMedia was also displaying a mini PCI Express card, which would be used with the latest generation of laptops or even some small form factor PCs.

As we reported earlier, the G965 and the older 945G chipsets support an ADD2 card. This uses the integrated graphics, but outputs the signal through a DVI or TV out connector.

AverMedia has gone one better and fitted dual analogue TV tuners to an ADD2 card which has been designed specifically for low cost MCE PCs. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK
Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?
Plus: 'NostrilTime' wristjob vid action
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.