Tech Specs.

 

ForceWare Multimedia Application Specifications:

User Interface Features

  • Integrated application with start page for launching TV, DVD, Music, Pictures, Video, and Burn modes
  • Remembers last mode of application when starting
  • “Always on top” option
  • Mouse hover “tool tips” for help on all functions and buttons
  • Comprehensive mouse and full-screen support
  • Multiple user interfaces
    • Silvereye: optimized for DVD enthusiasts
    • Minimal: optimized for smallest desktop footprint
    • Full screen: optimized for TV and full-screen playback

TV Tuning Features

  • Captures sources
    • Inputs
      • Analog TV
      • Composite analog video input
      • S-video analog video input
    • Formats
      • NSTC: 352x240, 352x480, 720x480 @ 29.97 frames/sec.
      • PAL: 352x288, 352x576, 704x576 @ 25 frames/sec.
      • SECAM: 704x576 @ 25 frames/sec.
    • Vertical blanking interval (VBI)
      • Closed captioning
      • Teletext
  • Channel auto-scanning
  • Reset
    • Channel names
    • Channel numbers
    • Channel order
    • Parental locks
    • Channel availability
    • Favorites
    • Sync to electronic program guide (EPG) data
  • Audio setup wizard
  • On-screen displays
  • Password-protected parental-level blocking based upon TV ratings
  • Audio capture: capture, save, and assign custom Windows sounds
  • Frame capture: capture, save, e-mail and set as custom Windows backgrounds
  • Set channel favorites
  • Surf channels with full EPG info. without the guide up

Personal Video Recorder (PVR) Features

  • Personal video recorder (PVR) lets you pause, fast forward/rewind, and skip forward/backward live TV
  • Independently change storage location of timeshift (pause, replay) buffer and recording buffer
  • Schedule recordings manually or via the EPG 
  • Recording quality settings for NSTC or PAL
    • DVD - low/medium/high (MPEG-2)
    • SVCD - (MPEG-2)
    • VCD - (MPEG-1)
    • Custom setting
    • Generic MPEG-1 or MPEG-2
    • Resolution
      • NSTC: 352×240, 352×480, 720×480
      • PAL 352×288, 352×576, 720×576
    • Noise reduction
    • Inverse telecine
    • De-interlacing
    • Audio sampling rate
      • 48 Hz
      • 44.1 Hz
    • Rate control
      • Constant Bit Rate (CBR): 1.5 Mbps to 15.0 Mbps
      • Variable Bit Rate (VBR): average 1.5 Mbps to 15.0 Mbps; maximum 1.5 Mbps to 15.0 Mbps
    • Audio Format
      • Pulse code modulation (PCM)
      • MPEG-1 Layer 2
    • Group of pictures (GOP) Table
      • B Frames: 0/1/2
      • P Frames on/off
  • Time Scaling
  • Taskbar icon indicates
    • Sharing content status
    • Recording status
    • Client connection status

Networked PVR Features

  • Allows clients with no TV tuner to connect to server and watch live and recorded TV
  • Server can share content on a global or per show basis
  • Client capabilities
    • Channel surfing and viewing live programs
    • Pause, rewind, and fast forward of live programs
    • Browse EPG data grid stored locally on client to change channels on the server
    • Synchronization of content downloads programs to the client PC hard disk
    • Exclude servers
  • Server capabilities
    • Deliver live and recorded television to client
    • Scheduling program recordings
    • Monitor clients connecting to the server
    • Disconnect clients from the server
    • Stored or timeshifted programs can be designated for unrestricted viewing, or limited to a subset of the shows
    • Servers can be designated as unavailable for requests from clients on the network

EPG Features

  • Gemstar™ GUIDE Plus+™ system EPG
  • Download seven days of data locally to your computer
  • View show name, description, time, date, length, and more
  • Easy to navigate data grid lets users browse TV schedule
  • Change channels and schedule recording directly through the EPG
  • Robust search engine lets you organize content by
    • Stations
    • Titles
    • Actors
    • Categories
    • Movies
    • Sports
  • Using networked PVR, change the channel on the server directly from the client EPG
  • Automatic downloading of content and GUIDE Plus+ system updates
  • Filter channels for the data grid
  • Online crossword puzzles

Disc Burning

  • Burn your recorded TV shows to disc for viewing on consumer players
  • Customize your DVDs
    • Choose from one of the included 18 themes or create your own with customized backgrounds and colors
    • Edit the disc title, chapter names, background colors, fonts, and font color
  • EPG data hooked directly into burn engine for easy to find content
  • Supported disc formats:
    • DVD-Video: DVD–R/-RW/+R/-RW
    • VCD/SVCD: CD-R/-RW/+R/+RW

DVD/VCD/SVCD Playback Features

  • NVIDIA® Sceneshare™ technology
  • Audio capture: capture, save, and assign custom Windows sounds
  • Frame capture: capture, save, e-mail, and set as custom Windows backgrounds
  • Toolbar for quick access to common functions including:
    • Bookmarks
    • Repeat
    • Frame/audio capture
    • Subtitle/audio/angle change
    • Pan and Scan
    • Time scaling
  • Bookmark browser
    • Thumbnail preview
    • Custom naming
    • Import/Export
    • Stored on a per disc basis
  • Instant replay/skip forward
  • Shortcut menu
  • On-screen displays
  • Mouse wheel support
  • Karaoke
  • Smoothscan fast forward
  • Time scaling with PAL True speed
  • Repeat modes
  • Selectable A/B points, chapter, title, bookmark
  • Auto-resume modes (Disabled, Enabled, Prompt)
  • “Always on top” option
  • Parental controls with password protection
  • Launch player when DVD inserted
  • Startup in full-screen mode
  • Audio format, listening mode, and indicators
  • CSS and Macrovision protection
  • Supported disc formats:
    • DVD-Video
    • VCD/SVCD
    • miniDVD/cDVD/cdDVD

Music Playback Features

  • Ability to play server’s music on the client
  • Create custom playlists of all your music
  • Integrated explorer/player
  • Audio capture: capture, save, and assign custom Windows sounds
  • Supports the following file formats:
    • CD Audio (CDA)
    • Audio Files
      • MP3
      • Windows Media Audio (WMA)
      • AIFF (AIF, AIFC, AIFF)
      • AU (AU, SND)
      • MIDI (MID, MIDI, RMI)

Video Playback Features

  • Ability to play servers video on the
  • Create custom playlists of all your videos
  • Integrated explorer/player
  • Audio Capture: capture, save, and assign custom Windows sounds
  • Frame Capture: capture, save, email and set as custom Windows backgrounds
  • Supports the following file formats:
    • DVD-Video Files (Unencrypted VOB, VRO)
    • VCD (DAT, MPG)
    • Video Files
      • MPEG (MPG, MPEG, M1V, M2V, MP2, M2P, MPA, MPE)
      • Windows Media (WMV)
      • AVI (DivX, Indeo, Cinepak)
      • QuickTime

Picture Playback Features

  • Ability to play server’s photos on the client
  • Integrated explorer/player
  • Create custom playlists of all your pictures
  • Control length of slides appearing on screen
  • Add background music to your slideshows
  • Supports the following image file formats:
    • BMP
    • JPEG (JPG, JPEG)
    • GIF

Audio Quality Features

  • Dolby® Digital 5.1 decoding*
  • Dolby Pro Logic® II*
  • Dolby Pro Logic*
  • Dolby Headphone*
  • LPCM
  • DTS decoding*
  • Fully compliant ISO MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 audio decoder
  • Speaker setup wizard
  • Audio calibration utilities
  • Bass management
  • Dialog normalization
  • Dynamic range compression (night modes)
  • Pitch shift (used with time scaling)
  • S/PDIF pass through for external decoding (compatible hardware required)
  • Custom audio renderer support

Video Quality Features

  • Fully compliant ISO MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video decoder
  • MPEG-2 acceleration for inverse quantization (IQ), inverse discrete cosine transform (IDCT), and motion compensation (mo comp)
  • Microsoft DirectX® Video Acceleration (DXVA) support
  • Complete Microsoft Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) Filter 7 and VMR Filter 9 support
  • Complete Overlay Mixer support
  • Complete ffdshow support.
  • Complete Elecard Demux support
  • Complete ReClock support
  • NVIDIA video post processor
    • Advanced image processing film mode detection
    • 3:2 pulldown film correction
    • Temporal de-interlacing
  • NVIDIA De-interlacing
  • TV-out overscan correction
  • DVD Subpicture (subtitles)
  • Video on desktop
  • Full color control adjustments
  • NVIDIA® Digital Vibrance Control™ (DVC) technology
  • Custom color schemes
  • Display type calibration
  • Pan and Scan
  • Widescreen TV-out support
  • Digital zoom
    • Aspect zoom modes (for 1.85:1 and 2.35:1) working correctly on all display sizes, including widescreens
    • Anamorphic aspect modes for custom video resolutions support

Supported Languages

  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (Latin America)

Certifications

  • Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified
  • Dolby certified
  • DTS certified

 

*Some ForceWare Multimedia bundles do not include all audio features. Please consult the documentation that came with your product to determine what audio features are in your product. 



 
 
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