ATI’s New TV WONDER PRO Delivers Great Cost-Effective Digital VCR Solution; Intelligent TV-on-the-PC Family Gives Consumers More Choice
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MARKHAM, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 2, 2003
ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT)(TSX:ATY) today announced the new TV WONDER(TM) PRO, which provides a digital VCR and electronic program guide (EPG) plus improved video capture quality. Available this spring, the new TV WONDER PRO plugs easily into any PCI (peripheral component interconnect) slot, available on almost all PCs.
The TV WONDER(TM) family lineup now includes the new TV WONDER(TM) PRO – Remote Control Edition for $99, the new TV WONDER PRO for $69, the new TV WONDER(TM) VE – Remote Control Edition for $79, and the existing TV WONDER(TM) VE for $49.
The TV WONDER family enables MULTVIEW(TM) dual TV tuner input that provides Picture-in-Picture support for any ALL-IN-WONDER(R) since ALL-IN-WONDER(R) RADEON(TM) using ATI’s MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.1 or later.
“Customers are demanding enhanced desktop PCs with very affordable intelligent TV features,” said Godfrey Cheng, Director of Marketing, Multimedia Products, ATI Technologies Inc. “ATI has the products to meet that growing need, including the TV WONDER family, by offering a Digital VCR with a no-fee EPG, quality signal reception, low computer system demands and more. People can stay entertained and informed as they watch TV on their PCs or while working or browsing the web.”
TV WONDER PRO delivers the following:
— ATI’s MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.2 offers a full range of critically
acclaimed multimedia functions including VIDEOSOAP(TM), a
filtering process that removes noise and improves video
quality during digital video recording captures;
— 125-channel stereo TV-tuner;
— Digital VCR allows recording of scheduled TV programs to
computer hard drive for viewing at any time. Preset,
easy-to-use recording formats include DVD compliant video
allowing users to archive TV recordings on DVDs using disk
creation software included with DVD recordable drives;
— Gemstar’s GUIDEPlus+ provides an intelligent free integrated
program guide (North America only) that allows users to view
and search TV listing by category, actor/performer, or date.
Schedule and record programs at the click of a mouse – all the
benefits of a PVR without the monthly fees;
— Security/monitoring camera functionality (using attached
— ATI’s REMOTE WONDER(TM) is included with the “Remote Control
Edition” versions of the TV WONDER family as well as being
sold separately; and,
— Backed by quality ATI customer support and a 3-year limited
ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world’s foremost visual processor unit (VPU) provider and is dedicated to deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld markets. With 2002 revenues in excess of US $1 billion, ATI has more than 1,900 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).
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