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AVerMedia AVerTVHD Bravo PCTV Tuner MTVHDBRAR PCI-Express x1 Interface

  • ATSC / ClearQAM
  • PCI-Express x1
  • H.264 Recording
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For years AVerMedia has been making high quality add-ons to make your computer entertainment experience better. They've done it again with the AVerTVHD Bravo. Get HDTV right on your PC! The AVerTVHD Bravo Tuner is a HDTV PC tuner and receiver module ready to receive HDTV over the air (ATSC) or Unencrypted Digital Cable (ClearQAM*), up to 1080i! Keep your programs on your home theater PC to watch them over and over without losing DVDs or tapes!

Thanks to the high bandwidth of the PCIe x1 interface you can watch flicker free HDTV on your Windows Media Center PC. Advanced PVR functionality lets you pause and rewind live TV, schedule recordings ahead of time and fast forward through the show to watch it at your own pace. By the advanced H.264 recording compression technology, you can record videos into 320x240 resolution and download them to playback on your iPod, PSP or any other portable player.

So what are you waiting for? Just give your existing HTPC a “power boost” to enrich your digital entertainment experience.

  • newegg Enjoy ATSC or Clear QAM digital TV on Your PC The AVerMedia AVerTVHD Bravo receives free-to-air ATSC or unencrypted digital cable (Clear QAM) signals directly to your PC, complementing your digital multimedia experience.
  • newegg HD 1080i Support The AVerMedia AVerTVHD Bravo supports high definition quality up to 1080i for a true high-definition TV watching experience.
  • newegg H.264 Recording Compression Technology The AVerMedia AVerTVHD Bravo records TV shows directly into H.264 format at 320x240 resolution for playback on your iPod player. The advanced H.264 compression technology provides higher quality video while taking up less hard drive space.
  • newegg PCI Express Interface The AVerMedia AVerTVHD Bravo provides improved transfer speed as almost two times as that of traditional PCI products. This high bandwidth makes it possible to receive and record HD channels stably when other program is running at the same time.
  • newegg Certified for Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista, the AVerMedia AVerTVHD Bravo provides superior PC-TV viewing experiences on PCs running the Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate system.

Learn more about the AVerMedia MTVHDBRAR

Model

Brand
AVerMedia
Model
MTVHDBRAR

General

Type
TV Tuner Cards
TV Tuner
Digital Tuner
TV Standards
ATSC / ClearQAM
Interface
PCI-Express x1
Low Profile Ready
Yes
Low Profile Bracket Included
Yes

Features

Features
Watch Live TV, Record, Pause, Rewind, Playback HDTV on your PC with Windows XP, XP Media Center Edition 2005 or Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit driver support)
Uses Windows XP Media Center 2005*, Vista Home Premium / Vista Ultimate, or AVer MediaCenter
TV Recording Scheduler and Electronic Programming Guide
ATSC or Unencrypted ClearQAM Support (Digital Cable)
High Definition quality support up to 1080i with 16:9 aspect ratio
PCI Express x1, Low Profile Form Factor
Interchangable Low Profile Bracket

Specifications

PVR
Yes
Video Format
Digital TV: MPEG-2/4 & H.264
Input Signal
75 Ohms TV Antenna

System Requirements

Processor
Intel Pentium 4 2.4Ghz with HT (Hyper-Threading) or Equivalent AMD processor
Graphics Card
128M VGA card with Direct 9.0c or above
Memory
512 MB RAM or above
Available Slot
PCI Express slot
Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP/XP MCE*/Vista/Vista MCE/Windows 7
Others
Sound Card
500MB hard disk free space

Packaging

Package Contents
AVerTVHD Bravo
Quick Installation Guide
Installation CD (Drivers, AVer MediaCenter, Users Manual)
Low Profile Bracket
Warranty Card

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the AVerMedia MTVHDBRAR

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  • Saul S.
  • 9/11/2012 9:29:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorthless

Pros: None.

Cons: I have a basic cable connection from Time Warner. Aver Media Center detects the signal, but the signal is buffered every few seconds, and it's impossible to watch. Windows Media Center detects the card, but all it will play is things like the Home Shopping network; no NBC, CBS, etc. Unfortunately, by the time I gave up on it it was too late to return it.

Other Thoughts: I should have paid attention to all the reviewers who said they couldn't make it work instead of the few who raved about it. Don't make the same mistake, or if you do, return it promptly.

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  • eric p.
  • 1/18/2012 2:18:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsha

Pros: pci & not usb my experiance has shown me that with vista very few if any tuner cards & usbs work period i've tried about 7-8 different ones so w/7 works much better but avermedia is only so/so hit & miss.

Cons: none of these tuners are as good as a digital tuner in a tv or a converter box my harrpaughe (spelling ? )1850 conected to a amplified roof antenna gets half the channels of my lg converter box so buyer be ware w/windows 7.

Other Thoughts: if you have vista forget it you can down load anything you want w/poor results & like i say expect about half the channels you could get w/ a good digital tv or good converter box.

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  • Eric L.
  • 1/3/2012 5:57:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Tuner for Windows Media Center

Pros: Works with Windows Media Center flawlessly;
resumes from S3 and is still available to WMC; (unlike my old ATI HDTV Wonder)
I decided that this digital tuner is all I need because I use over-the-air antenna input and I have an FM radio in my office.

Cons: Forget the AVer Media Center, just install the drivers and run Windows Media Center setup.

AVerMedia tech support didn't tell me to run WMC setup so I didn't have immediate success, now they know.
AMC is definately buggy and freezes if you open it, close it, open it again and select TV. AVC does not resume from S3 sleep gracefully.

Other Thoughts: Must run Windows Media Center setup. Installing drivers is not enough. I explained this to AVerMedia Tech Support and they have promised to make this info available to new customers. My WMC did not automatically run Setup after I installed the drivers and the card appeared in Device Manager, perhaps because it had done that automatically for my previous card ATI HDTV Wonder. It also didn't find any NEW channels on the channel scan which worried me until I realized it already had the channels from the previous setup. Tasks->settings->TV->Set Up TV Signal-> ... I tried the "manual" option to select antenna etc.

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  • Mr. S.
  • 12/2/2011 1:15:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNO ANALOG SUPPORT - NO "CHANNEL 3" CABLE BOX CONNECTION

Pros: Small, quick install, works with digital signals and digital HD over the air

Cons: DOES NOT ACCEPT ANALOG SIGNALS. So - if you have a cable box with the old style "channel 3" output, THIS WON'T WORK FOR YOU as I learned the hard way. With Verizon Fios, you need a cable box since the vast majority of their programming is not in "clear QAM". In my area, the vast majority of channels are available only through a cable box. Of the bazillion channels on Fios, I can get a whopping 27 channels - the local 'over the air' channels and half of those foreign language channels. Bueno.

Other Thoughts: Good thing I got a $20 rebate on this... so this brick (for me) only cost me $20. Bummer

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

AVerTVHD Bravo is designed as a pure digital TV Tuner which will support OTA digital or Clear QAM which we state clearly on the product description. If you want analog signal from a Set Top Box you will need an analog TV Tuner.

http://support.avermedia-usa.com/newticket.php

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  • Kelly M.
  • 6/25/2011 2:48:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgood card

Pros: fast channel changes.small. crystal clear picture

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: for people who can't get this to work your doing something wrong. if you complain about poor picture quality your an idiot. digital signals are either there or they aren't. there is no difference in picture quality between this and any other digital tuner card.if you don't know how to set it up don't get mad and blame the product for your stupidity.

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  • David T.
  • 9/15/2010 12:51:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect ! Time Records ATSC HDTV on my PC

Pros: This unit functions fine with my Intel E4500 Gigabyte MB P35 Nvida 8800GT Pc with Windows 7 64 bit. With Media Center I can set it to time record. The system wakes up from S3 sleep mode records my show on the local over the air ATSC HDTV channels then goes back to sleep.I can then play i back later.

Cons: Need to get the proper Windows 7 Driver.
With the driver that Windows first loads for the hardware it does not work. The supplied software disk is Xp/Vista.

Other Thoughts: I loaded the software that came on the disk it still would not work. Then I went to Device Manager found the hardware and selected Update Driver, windows searched the internet, found it told me to restart then everything works fine. I then removed the software that was on the disk because I prefer Media Center.
I had an old PCI ATI HDTV Wonder, it worked except it would be lost when system would came out of sleep mode everytime, no good.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/22/2010 2:42:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsmike

Pros: defective,lost 3 hours to testing with other systems,lost 15 $

Cons: it sucks the program it comes with is horrible

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

In your review you didn't provided any information on problem that you are having with AVerTVHD Bravo TV Tuner.
If you have questions on our products or should you need to seek personal solutions on the problems, please contact our Technical Support at 408-942-2121 or 877-774-4543 (Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00 pm, pacific standard time) or submit an Online Technical Support Form now using this link: http://www.avermedia-usa.com/avertv/Support/FAQ.aspx?type=2

Best regards,
AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.

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  • James D.
  • 3/26/2010 4:21:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Inexpensive, functional. Works well with Windows 7 and Windows Media Center.

Cons: Software not the most intuitive and included drivers don't work with 64-bit machines. AVerQuick failed to display video after hibernation overnite, had to reboot.

Other Thoughts: 64-bit drivers are available on the Mfrs. website. I may have missed a note about them when installing the included drivers but it didn't jump out and tell me anything like you'd think it would.

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  • Raymond S.
  • 2/23/2010 8:55:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsjunk

Pros: none

Cons: windows 7 64 picked it up at first but upon scanning no channels were found. installing the crapware it came with did not help either

Other Thoughts: had better luck with a 20 dollar tuner

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Please contact Technical Support so we can get more information from you about your configuration and TV signal to help setup TV Tuner.

Technical Support 887-774-4543

Live Chat http://www.avermedia-usa.com/avertv

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  • Mark S.
  • 1/7/2010 2:41:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: No additional driver/Software installation for Windows 7 - Win7 found and installed the hardware

Works with Windows Media Center 7

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I am using this card to stream over the air channels to my Windows Media Extenders (Xbox 360s) in several rooms of my house. I was able to plug the card in, hook up my antenna to the card, and go through a brief setup in Windows Media Center 7 to find available channels -- I have been up and running ever since. I have been to watch, record, and schedule programs to record without any issues.

I would recommend getting the dual tuner version of this card as you will not be able to record and watch a different channel at the same time. This also goes for multi-room (setups like I have) -- f you are watching TV through a Windows Media Extender (Xbox 360) in multiple rooms at the same time, you will only be able to watch 1 channel.

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