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Sapphire Launches XtendTV Graphics Card

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Leading graphics card supplier, SAPPHIRE Technology has just launched a new TV tuner card with a difference - the SAPPHIRE HD 5570 XtendTV card. The SAPPHIRE HD 5570 XtendTV card is a single slot PCI-Express graphics card with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and HDMI and DVI outputs – and a built in programmable TV tuner. Connected to a standard TV antenna signal, it will receive and decode all of the local free to air TV and radio stations*. Just as with a regular TV tuner, the user can watch TV on the host PC using Media Center – record, save and playback programs at will.

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Usb?

I'm interested in what the mini-USB port may be for... Anyone have any idea?
 
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Call it what you want Sapphire, it's still an AIW card to me. Besides, AIW sounds cooler than XtendTV.
I'm interested in what the mini-USB port may be for... Anyone have any idea?
Remote-control, maybe.
 
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Call it what you want Sapphire, it's still an AIW card to me. Besides, AIW sounds cooler than XtendTV.

Remote-control, maybe.
AIW does sound better lol :)

Maybe for a remote control, but in that case why put the USB port on the card when pretty much most PC's will have a USB port free for it... Weird... I'm not convinced.

I must admit that I miss the old days of AIW cards... Like X1900 AIW. Not that I would ever use, say, a "6970 AIW" if it existed...
 
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AIW Rebirth FTW!!!
 

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Call it what you want Sapphire, it's still an AIW card to me. Besides, AIW sounds cooler than XtendTV.

Remote-control, maybe.
AIW could never capture your favourite TV channel and stream it across the globe. That's why XtendTV (extend TV).
 

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to bad its not on a better card 5770 would be kinda cool single slot and able to still play games reasonably
 

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If u make crossfire with this video card, u will have Picture in picture for the TV :D
 
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AIW also had VIVO (video in/video out), though thats not really necessary nowadays unless you want to backup old VHS tapes or have a pre-digital camcorder

This is a cool media centre card, though i'd really like to see one with a fanless heatsink (probably not hard to do, looking at that tiny hs)
 
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I would be interested in it if it wasn't made by Sapphire
 
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I'd be interested if it was low-profile.
 
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a 5570 low profile 1gb gddr5 card?
interesting. what is the specs and bandwidth on it?
 
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why no atsc? atsc broadcasts are available around most major north american cities, i don't know about other parts of the world, but the PQ is well above the HD you have to pay for, flat panel tv's have had them built in for years now.
 

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Interesting, I want to see some reviews for this one.