Compro Technology announces the VideoMate U2700, a hybrid USB 2.0 DVB-T and analog TV tuner box. This piece of equipment delivers digital terrestrial TV and universal analog TV broadcasts directly to your desktop or laptop PC.
The new device features Compro's Picture Purifying Technology, providing crystal-clear 1080i HDTV signals of free-to-air digital terrestrial and worldwide analog TV services directly to your PC via a USB connector. Compro's latest ComproDTV 3 software lets users watch digital/analog TV shows, set flexible and S3/S4 mode power-up scheduled recording, play recorded files, timeshift live TV, channel surf, capture still frames, and record TV programs straight to DVD. It also supports Transport Stream recording and playing back in digital TV,
and enables functions for recording all the programs in the same stream. Users are now able to customize the order of channels and set favorite channel lists for ease of use.
These are the full specs:
-Hybrid digital terrestrial or worldwide analog TV (NTSC/SECAM/PAL) reception;
-Support SDTV and 1080i HDTV (where available);
-Watch TV on laptop or desktop PC with USB 2.0 connection;
-USB bus powered, no external power adapter required;
-Timeshift to pause and instant replay live TV;
-Advanced PIP/POP feature allows the viewing of up to 5 digital channel windows including one playback recorded video file simultaneously (powerful CPU at least 3.0 GHz);
-Video Desktop to setup the live TV screen as wallpaper;
-Customize Brightness, Hue, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness, and TV/audio format in each TV channel;
-Customize channel order and my favorite list;
-Autoscan in UHF/VHF band (6, 7, 8 MHz channels);
-Digital TV Support EPG, subtitle, Teletext (does not support MHEG-5 UK Digital Teletext Service) and Closed Caption (where available);
-Analog TV support Closed Caption (where available);
-Single/Multiple still frame captures and remote snapshot;
-Straight-to-Disc recording in digital/analog TV for more convenience and to save time;
-Support MPEG-1/2/4 in analog TV and video capture;
-Split recording file size for different media in analog TV;
-Pause while recording to skip commercials in analog TV;
-Capture analog video from Composite or S-Video;
-High-quality MPEG-2 formats digital TV recording;
-Support Transport Stream recording and playback in digital TV;
-Fully functional IR remote for TV and DVD playback;
-Convenient Remote Controlled Power Off;
-Support digital radio reception (not DAB type);
-Certified For Windows Vista System.
Additionally, VideoMate U2700 comes packaged with ComproDVD 2, Ulead PhotoExplorer 8.5 SE and Ulead DVD MovieFactory 4 SE for watching DVD, managing multimedia files and authoring DVD. There's no word on the estimated price as of yet.