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ATI Technologies was a designer and supplier of many video graphics and multimedia products. In October 2006, ATI became a subsidiary of AMD, and continues to operate as the parent company's graphics and multimedia divison.

Analog Devices

Analog products sold by ATI/AMD
Model Standard Interface Supported Comments

Supported devices

  • ATI TV-Wonder (bttv)
  • ATI TV-Wonder VE (bttv) details
  • ATI TV Wonder Pro (cx88) details

Not yet supported devices

ATI Graphic cards with TV Tuners and/or Capture facilities

Most ATI graphic cards with TV tuners are supported by drivers from the GATOS project -- see a list of supported cards and check the announcements forum.

The Gatos development effort is in the process of moving to Patches are available for tv-out; see the development forum.

If you want to be able to receive television with your ATI card, you may be able to do that simply by installing 7.0. What follows are some details of an unusually poorly documented project; further clarifications are appreciated.

Support for TV reception is implemented in three ways:

  • a Radeon TV-input driver
    • merged into 7.0, now released
    • supports Rage Theatre and Rage Theatre 200 cards
  • a Mach64 v4l Linux kernel module
    • based on km and bttv
    • integrates ATI Mach64 cards with the v4l framework
    • supports both v4l and v4l2
    • under relatively active development
    • vbi currently hardcoded for NTSC (closed captioning)
    • works with AMD64 Linux distributions
    • now available through the gatos cvs on sourceforge, cf. gatos v4l project page
  • km -- a Linux kernel module
    • the older solution, now being phased out
    • provides a v4l interface to the video capture capabilities of Mach64, Rage128 and Radeon cards
    • requires ati.2 (since merged into 7.0)
    • AVview is used used to tune and display the tv signal

Digital Devices

Digital TV (DTV) products sold by ATI/AMD
Model Standard Interface Supported Comments
HDTV Wonder ATSC PCI Yes Comes with a antennae
TV Wonder 650 PCI ATSC PCI No
TV Wonder 650 Combo PCI Express ATSC PCIe No
TV Wonder HD 600 USB ATSC USB Yes
TV Wonder 600 PCI Express ATSC PCIe No
TV Wonder 600 PCI ATSC PCI No
older All-In-Wonder graphics cards DVB-T AGP or PCIe No Some of the later All-In-Wonder graphics cards which featured DVB-T receivers
All-in-Wonder HD ATSC PCIe No graphics and tuner combo card; hence, "all-in"
TV Wonder Digital Cable ATSC USB LOL, yeah right OCUR (Open Cable Unidirectional Receiver) devices

Also See

Some ATI/AMD Related Threads:

External Links