With a new TV tuner card you can make modern and high quality TV with an LCD display. You can even continue the activity of an old VGA display, which can become TV for a kitchen or other rooms.
There are many producers of TV tuners and there is a great choice in the variety of devices. According to multiple testing results, it can be stated that a TV tuner card from South Korean company Aver Media is a leader by some parameters. Recently, they have produced two new products - boxes BOX5 and BOX9. They have also introduced significant improvements of the technical characteristics for a TV tuner card. The functionality of such advanced TV tuner card is close to the parameters of a standard home TV.
Both boxes have a similar design. They are compact silver boxes with control buttons and cutoff points. Each TV tuner card can be installed vertically or horizontally. The top of the TV tuner card contains operation buttons for switching on/off, loudness control, re-switching of the channels and audio-inputs. All other operations can be performed only with a remote control. There are same models of a remote control for each version of the digital TV tuner card. The front panel includes a screen of an infra-red sensor and a bright blue indicator with a traditional set of inputs and outputs (3x RCA, S-Video and a socket for connecting head-phones). There is also a socket for an antenna, a cutoff point for a network adapter and active dynamics. There is also a commutation block for connecting with a computer and a display.
The TV tuner card BOX9 is built on the digital frequency synthesizer that covers the whole range of TV bro from 48.25 MHz up to 864.25 MHz. There is no mode for an automatic adjustment for channels, though a manual adjustment is not too hard and does not take much time. The TV tuner card allows a fast adjustment and an automatic search with the 8 MHz step for the network with CCIR frequencies.
The TV tuner card Aver Media BOX9 is good for displays VGA, SVGA, XGA and SXGA and cadre frequencies 60 and 75 Hz. Sound management abilities are restricted with a balance control and an option for re-switching audio-track from a TV to a computer audio - input. You can connect two sound sources to the receivers - one from the digital card of the computer via MiniJack 3.5 and another one from the home hardware via RCA sockets. There is a sleep timer for the range from thirty minutes up to two and a half hours. There are some features for an interface transformation. For instance, you can edit settings of the TV tuner card to change the menu transparency, text and background color, its position and time of displaying on the screen.
A test TV tuner card with the LCD display demonstrates a wonderful picture with low noises and a correct color transfer. The clearness of a picture depends on the used display. The clearness of a TV picture for the XGA or higher displays achieves 500 TVL. This is a very good parameter according to an electronic testing table.
The BOX9 has controls for brightness and contrast. Thus, the adjustment of the optimal level of black has its own specifics. The testing approves high clearness of white and black transformations with resolutions 500 TVL.
The Aver Media TV tuner card is a good choice for a home PC. You receive high quality hardware for receiving TV broadcasting. Additionally, you get rich opportunities for changing settings. This way new TV tuner can change your life to the best by multiplying pleasant minutes of the comfort.