Looks like SiliconDust’s HDHomeRun has some new competition. AVerMedia earlier this month added a new tuner that provides two simultaneous TV broadcast connections over your home network from a DVB-T source [diagram]. The AVerMedia HD HomeFree Duet can support up to 1080i HD video playback on a Windows XP/Vista or Windows 7 32/64-bit system. No word if it can be used in tandem with Windows Media Center at this time, but it does include a client application to tune in, view show listings, and record TV programming. [via]
AVerMedia Launches the Brand New Network TV Tuner ‘HD HomeFree Duet’
HD HomeFree™ Duet makes users to enjoy Digital TV on any computers anywhere within a home network
Taipei, 10th August 2010 – AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of digital multimedia technology, officially announced today the HDTV support, Network-Attached, Cable-less TV Tuner, HD HomeFree™ Duet. The AVerMedia HD HomeFree™ Duet, a digital TV box equipped with duel TV tuners, is capable to support two users simultaneously watching high quality digital TV programs on PCs within a home network. Users of HD HomeFree™ are allowed to watch, record and time shift digital TV on computers while enjoying their personal TV entertainment. Positioned as a full function support, home-free product, the HD HomeFree™ Duet enables to transmit non-distorted HDTV signal with quality up to 1080i cablelessly thru WLAN and meet every need of home entertainment.
Ease of setting up your very own HDTV
Watching HDTV with its superb brilliant technology of TV signal streaming and sharing, the HD HomeFree™ Duet can share one digital TV signal to two PCs/ laptops for watching different HDTV channels at the same time without any video quality loss. Its powerful hardware design of dual-tuner and single antenna required only, allow users to easily set up a “private home TV network.” Just simply connect a digital TV antenna and (wireless) IP router to the HD HomeFree™ Duet, any two home-network-connected PCs/ laptops with AVerTV 6 HomeFree software pre-installed will automatically access the real time TV signal streamed from HD HomeFree™ Duet. On the same home network, two users are able to enjoy their very own HDTV on their computers individually. There will be no more missed shows and programs with AVerMedia HD HomeFree™ Duet!
Enjoy HDTV in any corner at home
AVerMedia is dedicated to deliver a better user experience of home entertainment with its digital multimedia technology. The HomeFree™ Duet is designed under the philosophy to provide effortless and boundless HDTV fun with location freedom at home. HD HomeFree™ Duet can stream digital TV with full broadcast resolution up to 1080i through LAN/ Wireless LAN/HomePlug. With it at home, there is no hassle to receive HDTV signal in any corner of a house. HDTV signal is just everywhere, no matter in dining room, bedroom, or even bathroom. The HomeFree™ Duet is perfect fit for young couples and small family that enjoy family time together and also their personal time and private space at home. Without bothering cable on your PCs, HomeFree™ Duet gives you extremely fun of HDTV home entertainment.
About AVerMedia Technologies:
AVerMedia is the technology leader in Digital Multimedia Video Convergence Technology. Aside from its full line of TV Tuners and Personal Video Recorder products, AVerMedia provides Hardware and Software DVR Board Security Systems, Document Cameras, Digital Video Makers, TV Photo Viewers, and PC-to-TV Converters for consumer and corporate/ educational markets. AVerMedia also partners with ODMs for the development of AVerMedia’s technologies for integration applications.
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