Hannover, Germany – March, 5th , 2008 — TUL Corporation – a leading manufacturer of AMD Multimedia cards today has announced the new ATI TV Wonder™ 600 Hybrid PCI Express and TV Wonder™ 650 Hybrid PCI enabling the ultimate digital TV experience for European PC owners. Available through TUL(PowerColor brand) across Europe, ATI TV Wonder™ provides customers with an exceptional digital video recorder for their PC. The TV Wonder™ family of products is AMD LIVE!™ Ready and Certified for Microsoft Windows Vista® — delivering The Ultimate Visual Experience™ and strengthening the value of multimedia PCs.
“We’re proud to work with AMD to offer ATI TV Wonder to the European market,” said Ted Chen, CEO, TUL Corporation. “These new ATI TV Wonder products will enable PCs to deliver even more entertainment to consumers.”
“AMD is expanding the growing TV Wonder family by now offering the products in Europe,” said Matt Skynner, vice president of marketing, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “We’re taking the best of our TV and video expertise and offering new multimedia features to European consumers. The ATI TV Wonder transforms PCs into true multimedia powerhouses.”
ATI TV Wonder 600 Hybrid PCI Express, with a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of €54 (including VAT), includes a single TV tuner with hybrid functionality allowing users to watch or record DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial) or analog TV via cable, and listen to FM broadcasts. ATI TV Wonder 600 also supports active powered antennas to deliver better reception for improved TV broadcast viewing.
ATI TV Wonder 650 Hybrid PCI, with an MSRP of €79 (including VAT), offers similar features of ATI TV Wonder 600 while allowing customers to digitize content from a variety of external video sources in real time. Additionally, ATI TV Wonder 650 Hybrid PCI includes a high performance hardware MPEG encoder for high quality TV recording with Microsoft Windows Vista that frees up valuable computer resources.
To complement home theater experiences, ATI TV Wonder includes unique software with a 10-foot user interface to access digital content in the living room. The software also enables easy PC access for watching and recording TV, as well as listening to FM radio. Additionally, the software allows DVD viewing along with easy archiving of personal video content to DVD.
The ATI TV Wonder™ hybrid tuner solutions easily enable best-in-class TV reception for Microsoft Windows® Media Center bundled with Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Premium and Microsoft Windows Vista® Ultimate editions, as well as Microsoft Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005. Windows Vista and Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 have the ability to support two ATI TV Wonder products that enable multiple digital viewing for watching and recording of TV broadcasts simultaneously.
About TUL Corporation
TUL is a leading supplier of AMD graphics cards under the PowerColor brand. We offer award-winning products based on our technology leading components, quality design and superb engineering. TUL employs more than 150 talents worldwide, with offices in China, Europe, Russia and USA to support over 300 channel partners and distributors in 50 plus countries. For further information, visit: www.powercolor.com