"Great TV card w/really bad software"3.5 starson by kheim
Pros: Best anolog picture so far
Cons: Not surprising, but horrible ATI software
Summary: Dispite all the talk about recalls, my card works fine. It needs a strong signal. Stronger then any cheap TV would need. I only used it with the ATI media center software supplied. I really need to try some other software. I can't beleive ATI can put out junk software time after time like this. Don't bother ordering the remote. It dosen't interface with the software very well. Recording an analog station produces a recording much better then VHS and the HighDef is really nice. Recording HighDef needs a computer with a fast Hard drive and bus otherwise you will get missed frames. The mpeg file that it produces is not quite normal. Windows media player has trouble playing it back. There is nothing on the shelves right now to match the picture quality. Its to bad about ATI's software or they might of had a winner. I would give it an 8 or 9 if it wasn't for the horrible software. Also maybe some one could comment on what the recall was all about.