Compro Technology are well known as a leading manufacturer of PC-TV, digital audio/video, and IP Security products for the IT and consumer markets. Being operational since 1988 Compro Technologies have made a good name for themselves in the media centre market with the high quality TV tuners they produce. Today we take a look at one of their latest offerings the VideoMate E750 which boasts dual DVB-T tuners in a low profile PCB.
Digital TV tuners for PCs have come a long way since their inception a few decades back. The first TV tuner I owned was one of the earliest releases of the ATI All In Wonder models and things have certainly come a long way since. One of the main aspects that puts the Compro VideoMate E750 out on top of the competition is that it includes two DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial) tuners which allows you to watch 2 main channels simultaneously. Through this you could for example watch one channel live while record another channel in the background for later viewing. Furthermore it comes with a certified Windows Media Center remote control giving you a lot of flexibility in controlling your media centre PC. Lets take a quick peak at the unit's features and specifications before going into more details of the VideoMate E750.
Tuner (Digital TV)
48.25 - 863.25 MHz
COFDM (Digital TV)
2K or 8K
1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, or 7/8
6, 7, or 8 MHz
Personally I would recommend at least 2GB of RAM and a decent graphics card to go with the above setup so that you enjoy the best possible experience without any lags. Considering modern day PC setups, the actual hardware requirement is very modest.
Okay now that's out of the way lets take a closer look at the Compro VideoMate E750