Telemann Systems HiPix DTV-200
HDTV in a box
by Rick Smith (November 22, 2000)
HDTV is coming. You want to get started with it, but are not quite sure enough to lay out $10,000 for the full system at the store down the street. Besides, that 19" monitor you bought looks pretty good on your new PC. Well, for less that $400, you can now have full resolution HDTV by putting the Telemann Systems HiPix DTV-200 PCI card in your PC. It supports ATSC terrestrial broadcasts at full resolution on either a PC monitor or television.
With the HiPix DTV-200, you can also store, record and replay programming at the same high quality 1080i resolution. Now, you can store a program and watch HDTV programming at your own convenience. This Telemann card provides Dolby Digital 5.1 audio and is designed to take any video input resolution and transcode it to 720p or 1080i resolution. All 18 ATSC formats, up to 720p and 1080i, can be recorded to an MPEG-2 video stream. This card is also equipped for IP multicasting and video scaling of camcorder or VCR sources.
The first year of the 21st century is almost over - letís get into HDTV now!
Of course, the HiPix DTV-200 comes with an infrared remote.
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