SOURCE: Diamond Multimedia

January 02, 2007 08:05 ET

Diamond Users Can Watch TV on Laptop/PC With Compact TV Receiver

Over-the-Air HDTV, UHF/VHF and Analog Cable Receiver Comes With Portable Antenna

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 2, 2007 -- Diamond Multimedia (, a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, has begun shipping the HDTV100, an over-the-air HDTV, UHF/VHF (75ohm) and analog cable receiver with portable antenna, allowing users to watch TV anytime on the laptop or PC.

The HDTV100 is a PenDrive size, USB 2.0 dual tuner system TV receiver allowing users to receive Free-to-Air ATSC and high quality analog TV signals to watch in windows on the PC. It has an advanced, silicon analog TV tuner for hyper band cable and worldwide terrestrial antenna reception. The portable device is entirely powered off of the USB bus so no extra power adapter is required.

With the included software and infrared remote, users can schedule recordings; pause, rewind and replay up to 1080i resolution TV shows; and playback MP3s, digital phones, videos, recorded TV and DVD. The product supports Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and scheduled recording, as well as full territory and channel name recognition.

"Diamond's HDTV100 TV receiver is the perfect traveling companion for a laptop," notes Bruce Zaman, CEO of Diamond. "Diamond is proud to offer all types of communications solutions from modems to graphics cards, but this HDTV offering is a really exciting product that anyone can use to watch high definition TV on their computer."

System requirements for the HDTV100 include a Pentium® 4 2.0GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon™ CPU, Microsoft® Windows® XP with latest service pack, 256MB of system memory, 600MB disk space for driver and application, 1024x768 DirectX® 9.0 compatible graphics card, AC97 compatible PCI sound card, a CD- or DVD-ROM drive for installation and one available USB 2.0 port. The provided D-sub video/audio input combo cable must be used with the Composite video-in and S video-in jack for video and a stereo audio input-R/L RCA jack for audio.

All Diamond products also carry the Diamond guarantee of quality assurance. Unlike many products that are simply first to market, Diamond carefully tests and retests every new model for its ratio of performance to reliability. Diamond is legendary in the PC video card business for its low return rates -- less than 1 percent versus an industry average of approximately 10 percent -- and attributes this to its intensive testing, detailed product knowledge down to the component level, superior relationships with suppliers and unyielding commitment to quality. Diamond products use superior connectors, cables and components, as well as undergo more thorough testing for heat susceptibility and durability, and this is directly reflected in its superior track record of longevity at the highest levels of performance.

The HDTV100 retails at $99. All Diamond products are available through most North American distributors, such as ASI, D&H, Ingram Micro and TechData, along with most leading computer retailers and e-commerce sites like and

About Diamond Multimedia

For the past two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the graphics, sound and communications industries and as a key player in launching the multimedia revolution. Through the process of specialization, multimedia companies have become nearly extinct, each concentrating on a few aspects but never again addressing a complete experience. In that time evolution and natural selection has transformed Diamond into a new type of multimedia company, a company that brings all of the differing technologies together under one brand. Diamond Multimedia is partnered with some of the top technology companies including AMD as ATI graphics provider.

Diamond provides the absolute best quality in advanced graphics, digital television, communications and sound hardware solutions for home and business users, enabling users to create, access and experience compelling new media content from their desktops and through the Internet.

Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America through retailers, resellers and systems integrators as well as top technology product distributors. Diamond products stand for performance, quality and value. Corporate headquarters are located in Chatsworth, California.

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