ATI unveils ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO

Posted on Wednesday, August 06 2003 @ 4:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ATI releases another member of the AIW (All-In-Wonder) family : the AIW 9600 PRO. This card is based on the ATI Radeon 9600 PRO chip.

New Features:
  • REMOTE WONDER II – With a reach of more than 60 feet, the new radio-frequency remote control unit gives users access to all of the ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO functions plus quick access to all computer applications. Other features include new tactile mouse control, six programmable buttons, four auxiliary buttons, full integration with MULTIMEDIA CENTER applications, color coded-buttons for European Teletext feature, and future upgradeability;
  • FM RADIO – New tuner delivers FM radio capability to the PC including FM-ON-DEMAND that timeshifts radio content to allow for pausing or exporting to MP3 file formats, 10 preset radio stations, capabilities to edit station identifiers, plus alarm and sleep settings; and,
  • Dual VGA support – Customer feedback created the requirement for dual VGA output support that is matched with video in and video out, plus TV and FM connectors.

  • All things start to apear in a 'one card solution'. A few years ago you still needed to buy a PCTV card if you wanted to watch television on your TV, now ATI already brings this for a while with his AIW series. And the even newer FM Radio support on the AIW 9600 PRO makes these even more appealing.

    Also includes following features :
  • ATI’s MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.6, the industry-leading multimedia software suite, offers a full range of multimedia functions and features:
    • DVD burning capabilities with menu creation from FILE LIBRARY supporting all major recording formats including DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, CD-R, and CD-RW;
    • Acclaimed EAZYLOOK™ offers an eye-catching user interface viewable from the couch that includes on-screen display for home theater settings, and now includes channel surfing, scheduling of recording events, plus export of TV-ON-DEMAND; and
    • Still picture slide show capability to watch digital images on large displays;
  • Gemstar’s GUIDEPlus+ provides an intelligent free integrated program guide (North America only) that allows users to view and search TV listings by category, actor/performer, or date. Users can schedule and record programs at the click of a mouse – all the benefits of a PVR without the monthly fees;
  • ATI’s THEATER™ 200 enables exceptional video and stereo audio quality viewing during live TV and video input and capture;
  • Pinnacle Studio 8 (ATI Version) is a full-featured product with additional ATI-based bonuses, and delivers powerful features for consumer video editing;
  • Stereo TV-tuner offers 125 channels;
  • Analog video capture and editing with MPEG-2 format at up to 720x480 at 30 frames-per-second;
  • DVD video playback with Dolby® AC-3 digital audio;
  • Offered as an optional add-on from in North America only, Component Video output via YPrPb adapter for connectivity with HDTVs or similar displays;
  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL; and,
  • Backed by quality ATI customer support and a 3-year limited warranty, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO supports Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® Me, and Windows® 98/98 SE (Windows Me driver can be installed on Windows 98/98SE).

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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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