updated 11:05 am EDT, Tue April 10, 2007
AverTV Hybrid Ultra Tuner
Hoping to create a complete drop-in media center, AVerMedia late Tuesday morning introduced the AverTV Hybrid Ultra USB TV tuner. Its breakout box shape holds both worldwide analog and North American ATSC tuners to grab both standard and 1080i HD broadcasts over the air (plus cable for analog viewing). A remote and an IR receiver are packaged in to give control over any Windows Media Center PC in a living room setting. FM radio is also an option along with hooks for RCA and S-video inputs to capture footage from other devices.
Already available, AVerMedia's USB tuner arrives straight from the company for $130 bundled with an FM antenna and the IR remote/receiver combo.