A WinFast Palmtop TV is a type of external USB television tuner. It is a device that helps transform a desktop or laptop personal computer into a multimedia station. The device comes with a wireless remote and bundled software to help facilitate television watching, recording and authoring of digital video discs.
The device is powered by universal serial bus (USB). USB 2.0 allows owners of a WinFast Palmtop TV to simply plug in the device and begin using it. Additional power adapters are not required for the device to function. In addition, a WinFast Palmtop TV has been designed to be noiseless.
A WinFast Palmtop TV comes with a remote control. Using the remote control, users of a WinFast Palmtop TV can easily switch off a personal computer. Great video quality can be experienced because of the device's de-interlacing feature.
For those who like extra television features such as picture-in-picture (PiP), the WinFast Palmtop TV also boasts this feature. With PiP, users are able to watch two programs at the same time and have two channels processing at once. The secondary channel watched in WinFast Palmtop TV can be modified to display in any size.
The WinFast Palmtop TV also can function like a digital video recorder (DVR) in some ways. Users are able to pause and rewind television shows as they are watching them. They also can take advantage of an instant reply function. Users can schedule recordings so that programs are recorded daily, weekly or only once. All of these features allow users to watch programs at their leisure.
Recordings can be captured using the device. Videos can be translated into MPEG-1/2/4 form, though users might have to download the appropriate codecs for this to occur. Still images can be captured and saved in JPEG or BMP formats. Audio decoders such as MTS, EIAJ, A2 and NICAM also are present. Even analog is supported if the source is hooked up through the AV/S video connector.
Channel previews also can be seen before a user switches channels. Users might be able to create playlists for audio and video. These playlists can be modified so that all of the associated files transition seamlessly into one another. Users can configure hot keys so that functions can be associated with the touch of one button. In addition, there is a television and video wallpaper feature that can personalize the device for users.