A 4SquareMedia Website

SECTIONS
> Wearable Technology
> Appliances
> Automation
> Automotive
> Buyers Guide
> CEDIA 2010
> Comment
> CES
> Content & Downloads
> Digital Photography
> Gaming
> Green Energy
> HD
> Home Cinema
> Home Office
> How Stuff Works
> Installation
> Portable Players
> Media Centres
Build Your Own Media Centre
Industry
Intel ViiV
Microsoft Or Linux
Set Top Boxes
> Phones
> Real Sound
> Reviews
> Smart Awards 2013
> Smart Ideas
> Trio Awards 08
> TVs & Large Display
> Wireless & Networking
PRODUCT REVIEW
> Featured Reviews
SERVICES
> Advertising
> Competitions
> Contact
> Disclaimer
> Signup
> Terms & Conditions
SUBSCRIBE
> Subscribe to Newsletter
> Subscribe to Magazine



Top 10 Viewed Articles
  1. Who Has The Best LCD TV: Sony, Toshiba Or Samsung?
  2. FIRST LCD TV REVIEW: LG Scarlet 60 Vs Samsung Series 6
  3. Sony PS4 Not Far Away
  4. The Humble PC Gets A Whopping Makeover
  5. Sony Bravia LCD TVs Vs Samsung LED HD TVs Which is Best?
  6. Toshiba Working With Microsoft On New Entertainment Xbox
  7. Blu-ray Xbox 360 Planned By Microsoft
  8. Massive Failure Rate For Xbox 360 Exposed
  9. Free Sony PS3 Con
  10. How To Build Your Own Digital Media Server: Part I
Top 10 Viewed Reviews
  1. First Review: Samsung Series 7 LED TV
  2. Movies On-The-Go With Teac DVD Boombox
  3. Who Has The Best 32-inch Screen: Panasonic, Samsung, or Sony?
  4. Who Has The Best Home Theatre Kit? Denon vs Bose
  5. Every Bit Of Defence Counts
  6. New Denon Home Theatre Makes Bose Look Like Yesterdays Technology
  7. Best Media Player On The Market
  8. At $1,499 The Aldi Medion 17-inch Notebook Is A Steal
  9. Affordable Noise Cancelling Headphones That Work
  10. B&W 600 Speaker Delivers Real Sound





MEDIA CENTRES / BUILD YOUR OWN MEDIA CENTRE

Sub-$200 Dual Digital PCI TV Tuner

By Rob Gillam | Thursday | 04/05/2006

Pioneer Computers has released a dual digital PCI TV tuner at the keen price of $199. It claims the device is an Australian first.

With the FIFA World Cup coming in June and matches featuring the Australian team to be held mostly in the daytime, the DreamVision Dual Digital TV Tuner will make sure no important sporting moments are missed.

The DreamVision Dual Digital TV Tuner is a set of two digital TV receivers which receive television on the DVB-T format, and can be used to watch and record digital TV shows under Windows XP Media Centre Edition (MCE). 

As the device's name suggests, it contains two complete TV tuners, each with its own hardware MPEG encoder. MCE users can choose to watch TV with the MyTV button on MCE, watch one TV show while recording another using the built-in dual digital MPEG encoders, or record two TV shows at once. The device allows pausing of live TV, replay and skip forward while another TV show continues to be recorded to a PC's hard disk. 

The device is Viiv and Microsoft Vista ready. When Vista is released, Pioneer Computers' DreamVision Media Centre PC will be able to accommodate two Digital Dual TV Tuners, meaning users will be able to simultaneously view and record up to four TV channels with full PVR capabilities. Clearly, this provides new levels of digital entertainment capture capabilities. 

The DreamVision Dual Digital TV Tuner is also available as an option for build-to-order DreamVision Media Centre PC. 

Australians will have to acquire digital televisions or digital receivers by 2009, as by then the Federal Government plans to shut the decades-old old existing analogue television system. 

See www.pioneer.net.au

Print this article
Email this story to a friend
Link this story:
Link this page to delicious Link this page to Digg Link this page to Furlit Link this page to News Vine Link this page to Reddit Link this page to Spurl Link this page to Yahoo My Web RSS this section





LATEST REVIEWS
New LG 65   New LG 65" Ultra High Definition TV, Complete With Pop Down Speakers: REVIEW
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop down speakers but the big question is whether it is worth $6,999.
Product Rating 4.5

Westfield To Split   Westfield To Split
Shopping giant to separate ANZ, international operation
Product Rating 0

REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones   REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones
If you are one of those people who love technology but struggle to manage the hundreds of apps and the endless capabilities that today's smartphones are capable of delivering then the new Samsung Note 3 is not for you.
Product Rating 5




SMARTHOUSE NEWSLETTER
Get the latest news
Subscribe today for your daily news of consumer electronic news...
Get the latest news

ADVERTISE
SmartHouse
reaches over 2 million consumers a year. Contact us today about special deals..

For more information ...

LATEST ISSUE
Smarthouse's
Apr/May 2011 issue

reviews the hot new iPhone attach device, the Zeppelin Air. And we look at what's going on in the tablet space...