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VideoMate S350 is a powerful digital satellite TV tuner card with analog video/audio capture. It accompanies Philips 9-bit ADC chip, the state-of-the-art silicon digital TV tuner, Compro Picture Purifying Technology, and Power Up Technology to provide superior HDTV video quality reception on your PC. Not only watching free-to-air high quality DVB-S TV shows on your PC as a regular DVB-S card, accompanied by Compro's exclusive Power Up Technology - it can automatically boot up your system from the Windows Shut Down (ACPI S5), Stand by (ACPI S3), or Hibernation (ACPI S4) mode and record your favorite shows, then ComproDTV 2 will automatically shutdown your system when recording is completed. Friendly Remote controlled power on/off - to enhance the home entertainment PC experience, users can power up and shutdown their PC with the bundled ergonomic design remote control.
More than these, VideoMate S350 supports DiSEqC V1.2, Transport Stream and MPEG-2 digital TV record/playback to get the best experience in DVB-S TV reception, moreover, S350 support 3rd party satellite TV PVR software as well. In addition, VideoMate S350 provides many useful and unique features in software: timeshifting, channel surfing, still frame capture, digital EPG, subtitle and Teletext, advanced picture in/out picture to watch live TV/playback video files at the same time and support up to 4 digital channel windows watch, customize channel order and my favorite channel list for more easy-to-use, Video Desktop to setup your live TV screen as wallpaper mode, customize brightness, hue, saturation, contrast, and TV audio in each TV channel. VideoMate S350 is also a video capture card that can capture analog video from S-Video or Composite for MPEG-1/2/4 formats recording.
Complete with a 37-key remote and bundled with Compro's exclusive ComproDTV 2 and ComproDVD 2 software, VideoMate S350 gives users a complete and convenient control solution for easy DVB-S viewing and recording. By completely integrated the excellent hardware and software supports, and rich package, Compro unleashes the convenience of video technology to enjoy your life, and brings you the continuous innovation in high video quality experience. VideoMate S350 turns your desktop into a digital entertainment center and brings a world of enhanced TV services directly to your PC and definitely your best choice.
Highlights of the Best Value Compro VideoMate S350 DVB-S PCI card
- Silicon digital satellite TV tuner with Philips 9-bit ADC
- Watch DVB-S digital satellite TV shows on your PC
- Compro Exclusive Power Up Scheduled Recording
- Convenient Remote Controlled Power On/Off
- Supports DiSEqC Version 1.2
- Supports SDTV and 1080i HDTV (where available)
- Advanced PIP/POP features up to 4 sub channels watching
- Video Desktop to setup the live TV screen as wallpaper
- Customize Brightness, Hue, Saturation, Contrast, and audio selection in each TV channel
- Digital TV supports MPEG-2 and Transport Stream recording
- Capture analog video from S-Video and Composite
- Analog video capture supports MPEG-1/2/4 formats recording
- Analog video capture supports pause while recording and automatic spilt file size
- Timeshifting, channel surfing, and still frame capture
- Supports audio and language selection in available channels
- Supports EPG, subtitle and Teletext (where available)
- Fully functional IR remote control for TV and DVD playback
- Microsoft BDA driver
DVB-S TV Watching and RecordingVideoMate S350 provides SDTV and up to 1080i HDTV digital TV watching, DiSEqC 1.2, Transport Stream and MPEG-2 digital TV recording to get the best DVB-S TV experience. Also, VideoMate S350 provide many useful features in software: Picture in/out Picture to watch live TV/playback video files at the same time and support up to 4 windows open; customize channel order and my favorite channel list for more easy-to-use; Video Desktop to setup your live TV screen as wallpaper mode, customize brightness, hue, saturation, contrast, and TV audio in each TV channel. All these features will turn your PC into the powerful DVB-S watching and recording station to enrich your life.
Advanced PIP/POP Feature for 4 channels watchingUsually, digital TV station broadcasts multiple programs on one frequency. Therefore, ComproDTV supports up to 4 windows watching additional TV program of same frequency on another window if available. Main window has all features while sub window has limited functions only. Double-click on the sub window can switch the TV program to the main window.
Remote Control Power On/OffVideoMate S350 provides Compro exclusive Remote Power On/Off function. With the totally hardware power up circuits design on VideoMate S350, your PC can be directly powered on/off by bundled remote control when you press the PVR/TV, or DVD button, just like your TV or VCR. It's more convenient when you're sitting on the sofa or lying in bed.
- Card Design
- multiple voltage regulators, hardware power up circuit design
- 141 x 100 mm
- Capture Format
- Video ADCs
- 9-bit Video CMOS Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)
- Resolution (Screen Size)
- PAL 720*576 max NTSC 720*480 max
- Video bit-rate
- 0.2M ~10 bit / second
- Video Compression
- ISO / IEC 13818-2 (MPEG-2) ISO / IEC 11172-2 (MPEG-1)
- Stereo Format
- Audio ADCs
- 16-bit audio ADCs support capture of audio signals
- Audio Sample rates
- 44.1KHz / 48KHz
- Audio bit-rate
- 128k~384k bit/second
- Audio Compression
- ISO/IEC 11172-3 Layer 2 (The real time software compression)
- DVB Standard
- Video Formats
- Video : MPEG-2 Main Profile & Main Level
- Audio Formats
- Audio : MPEG-2 Audio Level I & II
- 75 Ohm
- Frequency Range
- 950-2150 MHz
- External I/O Connectors
- DVB-S digital TV signal input (F type connector), DVB-S TV signal output (Loop through, F type connector), S-Video, composite video input, Stereo audio input and output (3.5mm phone-jack), IR receiver connector
- On Board Connectors
- Power up connector (2-pin x 2)
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Excellent under Windows 7 Mediacentre
Reviewed by Ian. Review Posted 26/09/2010
Works flawlessly under W7 Mediacentre, bunged the card in, loaded driver, configured under Mediacentre, works perfectly alongside my existing Hauppauge 1700 card and Avermedia USB stick. Now have loads of free channels and, best of all BBCHD and ITVHD. Very pleased!
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