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Written by Mathew Thompson - Edited by Olin Coles   
Friday, 16 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS My Cinema-U3100Mini HDTV Tuner
Closer Look: ASUS My Cinema
My Cinema U3100Mini Details
Testing and Results
Testing and Results Part 2
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

My Cinema U3100Mini Details

The ASUS My Cinema U3100Mini supports both ATSC and QAM. The test device I receive was labeled DMB-TH which is actually the Chinese digital TV standard, but my computers all saw the device as ATSC. A DVB version of the U3100Mini also exists for the European market as well.

The ASUS My Cinema U3100Mini supports the following resolutions and frame rates:

  • 1080i
  • 720p
  • 480p
  • 480i
  • 576p
  • 576i
  • 60/59.97 fps
  • 30/29.97fps


The system requirements listed for the device include:

  • Pentium 4, 2.6Ghz for PCs
  • Pentium M, 1.3Ghz for Netbooks
  • 256mb for XP and 512mb for Vista
  • 1GB of HDD space for XP and 15GB for Vista
  • Windows Media Player 9 or above
  • DirectX compatible audio
  • Core 2 Duo 2Gbz or higher is required for high definition TV

The ArcSoft TotalMedia software plays television through your television adapter as well as DVDs, photos, music, radio and videos (in WMV, MPG or AVI containers). The interface is reminiscent of Microsoft's Media Center software. Television is recorded at its original resolution and frame rate in an mpg container.


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