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ASUS Announces My Cinema-EHD3-100/NQA/FM/AV/MCE RC Dual Hybrid TV Card

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ASUS today proved that TV quality and CPU bandwidth do not have to be trade-offs with the launch of its new ASUS My Cinema-EHD3-100/NAQ/FM/AV/MCE RC PCI-express Dual TV card. Designed for users seeking to watch and record both digital (ATSC/QAM) and analog (NTSC) TV channels simultaneously without taking a CPU hit, the ASUS My Cinema-EHD3-100/NAQ/FM/AV/MCE RC is embedded with a MPEG2 hardware encoder that dramatically reduces CPU loading while guaranteeing high quality video. With the ASUS My Cinema-EHD3-100/NAQ/FM/AV/MCE RC PCI-express Dual TV card, any PC can easily be turned into a smart multimedia center.

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PCI-E 1x is great, but not when the cards as long as a 16x slot.
 
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still its better then running on PCI,

soon everything will be legacy free woohoo,,, wish more wi-fi cards where pci-e actually =(
 
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looks like a well spec'd card and i like the look of the remote..would look okay next to my white Grundig remote
 

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Aww so close Asus. Lose the analog support and bring in DVB-S2 support then we'll talk.
 

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Is this their first Tv Tuner? If so, it looks very nice.
 

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does this receive HD digital? or just standard def digital?
when it comes to a PC, digital should include both. The only difference between SD and HD is teh resolution really, and i cant see why that would be limited by the card.
 
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when it comes to a PC, digital should include both. The only difference between SD and HD is teh resolution really, and i cant see why that would be limited by the card.
Ahh you might have misunderstood me I mean receive HD tv, as in in the UK we have "freesat" which is a bunch of free HD channels when you buy the set-top box + have a satellite, I did see one which can etc..

sorry if I wasn't clear :)
 

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Ahh you might have misunderstood me I mean receive HD tv, as in in the UK we have "freesat" which is a bunch of free HD channels when you buy the set-top box + have a satellite, I did see one which can etc..

sorry if I wasn't clear :)
i dont know the UK system. i cant comment on that.
 

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It makes no mention of supporting the new HD standard (so probably only upto 1080i, in other words the same decoder that been out for ages).

And of course this product is not coming to UK since it doesn't match our broadcast standards.

The latest we get is: http://uk.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=15570
 

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What I want to know is, why are they sticking with mpeg2 harware encoders? Don't you think it's time we moved to H.264 or at least standard profile Mpeg4 encoders?
 
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wow , this one is great i have an gigabyte one but it is not like this sure , and cool it is pci-e x1
 

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What I want to know is, why are they sticking with mpeg2 harware encoders? Don't you think it's time we moved to H.264 or at least standard profile Mpeg4 encoders?
agreed. people can talk about H264 acceleration on video cards all they want, but it never bloody works (exception being coreAVC on modern Nv cards).

it seems weird that its being ignored, despite the popularity of H264.