"GREAT HARDWARE - WORST SOFTWARE - TECHNICAL HELP? FORGET IT"1.0 starson by fast2sea
Pros: Hardware meets all expectations, not really any problems with the hardware. Remote is nice.
Cons: The worst. Software instructions bad, tech help worse. Remote software crashes all the time. Easy look software locks up frequently. Software updates cause more problems then they fix.
Summary: Dont buy unless you like to swear. Have had this since last year. Never worked right. ATI's respose every time I call with a problem "YES OK WE AWARE THIS ISSUE, WATCH FOR RELEASE OF NEXT SOFTWARE UPDATE, SHOULD FIX" I think this must be a standard response. Just read the information tag by the version updates, generally the known issues of the new release is longer than the issues fixed by the release. Poor update installation instructions, if not uninstalled and installed in the right order your software wont work at all. I purchased the ATI component adapter for my HDTV, this works very well I would definitly recommend this if you own a wide screen. Still cannot display correct aspect ratio for tv mode, I got DVD's to display correctly though. Mainly bought for TIVO - I gave up on that because it wont fit the screen size correctly. Software locks up so much, I gave up on all the ATI software, I only run the video drivers. I use other (non ATI) software for the DVD players and such. Quit using the remote because of the software, I may try WinDVD's remote. This was a expensive learning for me, my freinds that had ATI cards all told me the hardware was good but the Software was a nightmare. Back to Nvidia I guess, never had any problems the likes of this.