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ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV Box

The All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV is ATIls premium all-in-one video upgrade. With 64MB of DDR memory and unbelievable graphics, TV and video capture & editing features, the All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV is the revolutionary experience in 3D graphics and multimedia. With a manufacturerls suggested list price of $399 and available in retail stores worldwide in December, the All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV delivers an unrivaled home theater experience for desktop personal computers. All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV is the first in ATI's family of video cards to provide IEEE 1394 standard DV (digital video) connection, giving digital video enthusiasts the ability to connect digital camcorders and other IEEE 1394 devices. All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV enhances the home entertainment PC experience by including popular features such as TV-ON-DEMAND Timeshifting, enabling viewers to pause live TV or create instant replays, and Gemstar-TV Guidels GUIDE Plus+ system, an interactive program guide, to view and search TV listings by category, actor/performer, or date - all the benefits of a Personal Video Recorder without the monthly fees.


Specifications

  • 64MB DDR Memory.
  • Connectors DVI-I (VGA adaptor included), Stereo audio, S-video and composite video inputs, S-video and composite video outputs, External stereo connection to sound card's line input, Dolby digital stereo audio output (S/PDIF), Two external IEEE 1394/FireWire ports.
  • Stereo TV-Tuner.
  • TV-ON-DEMAND Time shifting.
  • Interactive Program Guide.
  • Two FireWire/IEEE 1394 ports.
  • Digital & analog video capture & editing.
  • Radio-frequency remote control.
  • DVD video playback with Dolby AC-3 digital audio.
  • Supports DirectX 8.1 and OpenGL 1.3.
  • Supports 3D resolutions (32-bit color) up to 2048x1536.
  • AGP universal bus (for AGP 2X/4X systems)
  • Quality product from the world's largest manufacturer of graphics boards means reduced cost of ownership - less downtime, low power consumption, full technical support, and 3-year warranty.

ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV Card

Features

  • TV-ON-DEMAND: Pause live TV or record live broadcasts and watch them later, Pitch-corrected audio ensures crisp audio clarity at slow, fast, or normal playback speeds.
  • Use GUIDE PLUS+ Interactive Program Guide to view and search TV listings by category, actor/performer, or date - all the benefits of a Personal Video Recorder without the monthly fees.
  • Cool TV features including: TV Magazine, - use images and text from TV programs, Hot Words - real-time word notification when selected words are detected in programming, Zoom & pan - zoom in on the action on-screen.
  • VIDEO IMMERSION II technology integrates industry-leading digital video features, including advanced de-interlacing algorithms and temporal filtering for unprecedented video quality.
  • Connect to a TV and monitor or digital flat panel display at the same time using ATI's leading-edge HYDRAVISION technology.
  • ATI's innovative TRUFORM and SMARTSHADER technologies make characters and objects more realistic.
  • SMOOTHVISION, ATI's advanced anti-aliasing technology, eliminates distracting visual artifacts for smoother looking images; without compromising performance.
  • ATI's second generation HYPER Z II technology conserves memory bandwidth for improved performance in demanding applications.
  • CHARISMA ENGINE II supports full Transformation, Clipping and Lighting (T&L) at 62.5 million triangles/second peak processing capability.
  • PIXEL TAPESTRY II, the 3D rendering engine, powers an incredible 2.4 gigatexels/second for the highest fill rates in 32-bit at high resolutions.

Resolutions

  • 2D display modes: 640x480 @200, 800x600 @200, 1024x768 @200, 1152x864 @200, 1280x1024 @160, 1600x1200 @120, 1920x1080 @120, 1920x1200 @100, 1920x1440 @90, 2048x1536 @85.
  • Maximum 3D resolutions: 65K colors 2048x1536, 16.7M colors 2048x1536.
  • DVI (Flat Panel Display) Modes: 640x480 @85, 800x600 @85, 1024x768 @85, 1280x1024 @75.

ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV Remote Control

Digital Video Manipulation

  • Connect a digital video camcorder to your PC using the external IEEE 1394/FireWire ports.
  • Capture still images.
  • Capture analog video in MPEG-2 format at full 720x480 30 fps resolution.
  • Powerful video editing software allows you to add effects, transitions, sounds, and more to digital video footage. Create your own personal productions.
  • Home security from your PC: use a camcorder to capture images to a hard drive with a specified time lapse (e.g. once every 10 seconds). Play it back to view the day's happenings in your home or office.

System Requirements

  • Pentium 4/III/II/Celeron, AMD K6/Athlon or compatible with AGP 2X or 2X/4X universal slot.
  • 64MB of system memory.
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive.
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive.
  • Sound card supported by Windows with available line input.
  • Interactive Program Guide requires Internet connection for listing updates.
  • Remote control receiver requires available USB port.
  • Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000.

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