- Minimum RAM: 1024
Avertv Hybrid Volar Max TV Tuner Kit for Windows MTVHVMXSK
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- Supports both Analog and Digital TV
- High Definition (HDTV) quality support up to 1080i
- Multi-card support
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Supported TV Signals: Analog (NTSC) & Digital (ATSC / ClearQAM);
Input signal: 75 ohm TV/FM Antenna ; Using Dongle Cable (S-video, composite, and L/R stereo audio).
NOTE: This product was designed for Windows Media Center and will not work with AVer MediaCenter application.
Windows 7/Vista MCE/XP MCE. Windows 7 Premium logo Certificated. Windows Media Center is required. 32/64-bit driver support
Top Customer Reviews
Over the years I would check release info on new products and read about one sad experience after another regarding the failure of available HD tuner cards on the market and issues regarding firmware, drivers, configuration settings, etc.
Knowing that most new technology needs a few years to get the bugs out, I didn't buy and waited. The last few months had me itching to try and finally set up a HTPC (Home Theater PC) system. When it comes to video quality, my assumption was that I'd get better performance from a PCI internal tuner card in a tower. Thing is, I don't have a new Windows tower but I do have an inexpensive netbook running Windows 7 Home Premium. As there's no way to install an internal tuner card I'm limited to using an external USB tuner. After reading the reviews on Amazon, I decided the Volar Max was my best bet (and at $55 I figured I could only go so wrong).
I remember going through error and configuration issues with Vista and XP in the past, the idea that this little flashdrive-sized gizmo was going to allow me to tune in analog channels, digital channels as well as actual hi res HD seemed suspect at the very least. I was dreading the thought of experiencing the usual whole night investment of getting a new peripheral up and running on Windows only to have it not work well.Read more ›
The install with Win7 was pretty effortless. Plug into a USB port, plug my TV cable into it, and Win7 installed the driver (no software comes with it, and it's not needed). I opened Windows Media Center, it saw the 2nd tuner, I set up my channel guide listings, and now I can record 2 shows at the same time, with one of them in hi-def. It's fantastic. I rarely watch a TV show when it's actually on, and have gotten used to shows recorded in SD...it's such a treat to watch things in HD now!
I was a little irritated when I saw the recent price drop, but dug around and found that a rebate was available if you look on the list of sellers, and go down to Amazon.com being the seller. So now I'm only a buck behind. Now I'm very happy with the price, the product, and the ease of the install!
This unit is intended for use with the Windows Media Center that is packaged with some versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 - check before you buy - if "Windows Media Center" is not an option in your start menu, your Windows doesn't have it, although you can upgrade the operating system to get it. Under Windows Vista and Windows 7, a TV tuner is recognized by the operating system (that is part of the reason Microsoft has integrated the Windows Media Center in some versions of Windows), and handled as an integral part of your computer, it isn't an "alien" device, so to speak. Be aware that some versions of the Media Center under Windows Vista won't recognize digital (Clear QAM) channels - there is a workaround, but that generally requires a Microsoft update pack that is very hard to find, and no longer distributed by Microsoft. Even then, it is finicky, and I would recommend against it if you don't have what we call "Windows internals". The "other" Avermedia adapter Avertv Hybrid Volar Max has its own software for this, and should work right out of the box in this instance, costing $20 to $30 more.
Once the drivers are loaded the Avermedia device is recognized and the Media Center will offer to have it detect and program all available broadcast channels - analog TV and digital TV.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't want to purchase a TV for my garage and I already had a computer in there next to my cable junction so I decided to give this device a try. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tony Butler
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Could not get working at all on computer at the time. Had tried win 7 and win 8.1.Published 12 months ago by Brett2