AMD Launches Wonder 650 HD Receiver for Macs

AMD launched the ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB TV tuner for Macintosh on Wednesday. This new product for Macs integrates two TV tuners to receive off-the-air ATSC/HDTV broadcasts as well as analog television programming.

"The ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac transforms Mac desktops and notebooks alike into ultimate TV entertainment systems, with full personal video recorder functionality. With the included ATI tvPORTAL TV application for Mac, users can watch, pause, or record high definition TV . Even analog TV is made brilliant on the Mac as the ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo USB for Mac produces sharp, true-to-life analog TV images. With full featured Electronic Programming Guide in ATI tvPORTAL, users can schedule and manage TV recordings with ease," AMD said.

ATI Wonder 650 for Mac (shown with MacBook)

Features include an over-the-air ATSC tuner, over-the-air NTSC tuner, and full DVR capability. The system can record, fast forward, rewind, and pause live analog and digital TV. The product also includes an electronic programming guide.

Inputs include F-type coxial for both tuners, S-video in, stereo audio in and Composite video in.

The system requirements include Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later and a G4, G5, or Intel-based Mac with native USB 2 support.

The ATI Wonder 650 for Mac is priced at US$149. It is scheduled to ship later in November and will be available at computer retailers in North America.