While some manufacturers have received the Additional Qualification Logo for Windows 7, I’m happy that a company that produces TV Tuners is one of them. Being a Media Center user, this becomes very important. According to the press release, the AVerMedia AVerTVHD Duet (Buy at Amazon.com) is the first tuner to qualify for the Windows 7 AQ Logo.
The AVerTVHD Duet is compatible with Windows7 and will give your existing HTPC a “Power Boost” to higher levels of High Definition Digital Entertainment. It’s designed to receive HD Digital TV, Over-the-Air (ATSC) or Unencrypted Digital Cable (ClearQAM) signals directly to your PC. The AVerTVHD Duet is a Dual Digital tuner, with a single input, that adopts the PCI Express interface, which offers a stable and higher bandwidth transmission environment than the traditional PCI bus. One of the great features about a dual tuner is that the user can watch one program, while recording another, or record two programs simultaneously. Better yet, if you have an available PCI-E slot, you can install a second tuner and record up to four different programs simultaneously, while viewing any of the four programs, with a Quad tuner set-up.
Simply put, the AVerTVHD Duet will install without worry and runs reliably on PCs running the Windows 7 operating system.
What does it mean for the AVerTVHD Duet to be “Compatible with Windows 7” and display the Windows 7 AQ Logo? The Windows 7 AQ Logo means Superior Quality and Enhanced User Experience. Devices displaying this logo has advanced capabilities in the marketplace, have passed rigorous Microsoft designed tests, and easy installation. Just by connecting the device, it automatically downloads device driver updates using Windows Update, which are compatible with Windows 7, including 32 and 64-bit. Also, you can configure Windows Media Center and do more with your Digital media. Moreover, it’s ready to use right out of the box.
The AVerTV Duet, compatible with Windows 7 is available NOW in two SKUs and has an MSRP of $69.99 for the White Box and $79.99 for the Retail including the AVer MediaCenter application.