"Good idea - Poor card - worse tech support"1.5 starson by BobLap
Pros: All in one card, needs one slot, TV tuner, capture from various sources, decent graphis card. Price is good.
Cons: TV tuner absolutely useless. Software easy to install, hard to upgrade, almost impossible to remove. (Its easier to remove a virus from your system)
Summary: Always had a problem with ATI. Their hardware always seemed to be great but their software/drivers always dragged them down. But, I needed a card with a TV tuner and video capture capabilities and ATI seemed to be the only game in town. I purchased and used an All-in-wonder 9500 AGP and to my surprise it worked pretty well. The software took some getting use to but it worked for me. So when I got my new Gateway system with a PCI-E slot I decided to go with the ATI All-in-wonder 2006 Edition PCI-E. Bad idea. ATI and reversed any good feelings ihad for ATI.
Followed their installation directions step by step. Removed old video software, installed card, restarted system then put their software CD in, clicked "Install" chose "Typical" and sat back and watched. Rebooted after the install was done and tried the TV tuner. That's where my problems started. Used there autoscan to have the channels input, but after it ran and I wanted to watched TV the reception was horrible, and sound was as bad; snowy picture and lost of static in the audio.
ATI tech support answered my request quickly, blaming the problem on a poor software install, they recommended that I remove all of the software and reinstall. NOT an easy process. Tried it, no luck. No change. Submitted a revised ticket request. Again, ATI response was quick, few hours tops, this time they admitted that the All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI-E was having tuner problems and they were working on a solution. They recommended that I purchase the new card that cost double what I paid for the present card. Yeah, right. The card I laid out good money doesn't work so I'll pay you even more money hoping that it MIGHT work for me?
I would stay away from this card and ATI in general until they learn to get their software and hardware right before they start selling it to the public.