AMD announced the ATI TV Wonder 600 USB HDTV tuner for notebooks and desktops today. The new tuner integrates with Vista Media Center or XP Media Center to make it easy to watch and record television broadcasts on your notebook.
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The ATI TV Wonder 600 USB package includes a slim credit-card-sized IR remote control, A/V input adapter for video capture from a camcorder or VCR, and user-friendly Catalyst Media Center Software. Catalyst Media Center offers a simplified user interface optimized for TVs, an advanced electronic programming guide, DVD authoring and playback, video conversion and AMD LIVE! On Demand powered by Orb! for accessing the DVR from any computer with a broadband connection.
No pricing info yet on the ATI TV Wonder 600 USB, which will ship in September.