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3dfx unveils VoodooTV range

Graphics hardware company to release not just one TV tuner card, but a whole trio of them

Until now 3dfx have been best known for their "Voodoo" range of graphics cards, the first of which introduced much of the PC gaming world to the wonders of 3D accelerated graphics way back in the mid 1990s. But with 3dfx currently fighting back after a couple of bad years which have seen their lead in the 3D graphics market overhauled by ATI and NVIDIA, the Voodoo brand is now expanding to include multimedia products as part of a new policy of diversification.

The VoodooTV 100 is a basic analogue TV tuner with mono audio, which will allow you to record your favourite TV shows to your hard drive in MPEG format, and is expected to cost $70. Rather more interesting is the VoodooTV 200, which features a digital "tuner-on-a-chip" from Microtune, which allows faster channel searches and improved visual quality, as well as full stereo sound and FM radio support. Finally there is the VoodooTV FM, which is a PAL version of the VoodooTV 200 for the European market, and also comes with a remote control! For more information, read the press release.

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