AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-Express TV Tuner



AverMedia Technologies Inc. has just announced that it will be rolling out its brand new AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E. This PCI Express TV tuner features support for HDTV, analog TV and FM Radio reception, providing you with more than enough entertainment options to keep you happy. Sounds like the perfect entertainment fodder at the office, especially when you’re knee deep in work and need to take a breather. Sounds ironic, I know, but somehow I find that taking five once you’re out of your ‘zone’ will often result in a sudden boost where productivity is concerned. Well, the AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E hopes to deliver you from the drudgery of everyday work, making it an excellent choice for watching analog cable TV contents under “My TV” of Media Center on XP and Vista. It has also received certification to function with Windows Vista Premium, so those who have upgraded to the latest (but not necessarily greatest) Windows version will be able to use the new TV tuner with the upgraded AVer MediaCenter that enables users to indulge in the Over-the-Cable unencrypted QAM channels.

Here’s an excerpt from the press release.

The AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E is a pure PCI Express x1 low-profile Hybrid TV Tuner plus FM Radio functionality. With the high transmission speed, PCI Express has been adopted as the ultimate TV tuner interface for desktop PCs. AVerMeida’s superb technology on Clear QAM enables users to watch more channels from Clear QAM digital cable TV with AVer MediaCenter. Furthermore, its advanced Software Encoder provides users a cost-effective choice to watch and record crystal clear analog plus HDTV under “My TV” of XP MCE and Vista MCE.

To meet the needs of HD fans, the AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E enables users to not only watch the 1080i/720p HDTV on their PCs but also record the high definition programs directly into H.264 format for saving hard disk space. Meanwhile, it also provides iPod recording format to extend the battery life. It can save iPod users’ time for converting recorded video with the simplified recording procedure. Moreover, the exclusive Vista MCE Video Gaming Plug-in can synchronize the video and audio of video games on Vista MCE. With AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E, users can build up a Home Theater PC with more versatile entertainment painlessly.

The AVerMedia AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E is readily available now and will retail for $79.99 a pop.

Press Release

7 reviews or comments

Dan Says: February 27, 2008 at 3:55 am

AverMedia sucks.
This is a company that does not support its [brand new] own products.
I’ll never again buy an AverMedia product.

Harry Says: April 5, 2008 at 3:10 am

I’m too having trouble making AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-Express TV Tuner to work with my x64 bit Windows. I’ve tried both XP/Vista x64, but none of them work. The product said that it supports 32/64-bit, but only works on Win32 :(.

Felix Says: April 9, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Hi there, my name is Felix and I am Product Manager at AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. USA office.

AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCIe certified by Microsoft for XP and Vista, including 32/64 bit. And we included WHQL/WLP drivers into CD.

If you are experiencing problem, I strongly suggest you to run Windows Update and install all latest drivers for your other components in your system.
And if you still need assistance, please contact our tech support directly. Here is direct link: http://support.aver.com/. When you will contact us please specify problems that you are having, including your system information and what application you are using.
AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. USA office
PS. I am proud of our products and my company is staying behind them.

Dan Says: April 10, 2008 at 3:12 am

Felix, its good you ar proud of your company’s products.

I’ve contacted support.aver.com more than 8 times regarding
my problem, got some stupid answers asking me to re-install and then again re-install drivers. Nobody bothered to even read carefully the problem I described. And when I asked about vista drivers for a product that was purchased only 3 months before I was told Vista will not be supported.

Maybe the products are ok, but your company’s conduct to customers is lousy.


Felix Says: April 10, 2008 at 9:50 am

Can you provide me with you contact info and I will work with you directly, you can call our main number and ask for me.
Also, please let me know what product do you have.
Hope that we can solve your problem together.

Rick M Says: May 24, 2008 at 3:31 pm

I actually talked to Felix and he could not get the AVerTV Bravo PCI-e card to work on my system. After two days of trying to get this card to work I took it out and installed an ATI HD 650 Dual Tuner card. Right out of the box all of it’s features work. Installed in a Mac Pro running Vista Ultimate 64 bit.

Alex M Says: September 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm

AverMedia support STILL sucks. The 1-year warranty on the Volar HDTV tuner USB stick is not worth anything because there is simply no one at AverMedia supporting the product. I will never buy their product again.

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