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The interface for the PVR controls also leaves a bit to be desired; it’s functional, but not as nice as something like TiVo. Changing channels takes a couple seconds to do both TV and radio so it’s a bit slow going. Component output is possible with a separately-purchased dongle, but component input is not. Hardcore gamers will want to step up to a beefier card and maybe opt for a dedicated TV tuner card, however. So if we take a reasonable average of MB per 5 minutes of recording time for either of the higher settings, you’ll need a little under 2. Highly recommended for home theater PC builders who need great TV recording capabilities though not HD and a capable gaming rig.

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You can even schedule recordings so if you’re s600 fan of a certain talk show or some such, you can program that to record daily. You can record, pause and rewind TV, though only on one channel at a time. ATI has made strides in this area with the AIW X Pro, which features a small silver dongle that screws into the top-back of the card.

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TV on Your PC with the All-in-Wonder X Pro – Page 2 of 5 – ExtremeTech

If you’ve looked around at benchmarks for other X Pro cards you’ll likely know what to expect here. Today we’re taking a look at the All-in-Wonder X Pro. The input jack looks just like that, only without the little extra audio pass-through connectors.


It’s definitely a capable card, and it’s one of a few options out there in its price range, it’s the only one with all of the added multimedia features.

You’ll get a frame update every few seconds, so if you’re trying to go back right to a certain play or a certain line, you’ll likely have to rpo back a bit and then watch up to it again. For watching TV or what-have-you it’s fine, but for gaming, even a split-second is a problem. Radio works in pretty much the same fashion as TV does.

ATI All-In-Wonder X600 PRO (256 MB)

The idea is that they stack together neatly, with little rubber discs holding them securely together. So for example, if you’re a big fan of Edward James Olmos, you can see a listing of every show he’ll be in for the next couple weeks or so.

For many, many moons now, ATI’s All-in-Wonder line of video cards have been a dominating force in the market of truly multimedia video cards. How much recording time you’ll get is a bit hard to determine since it seems that the files are compressed with variable bitrates. Still, we would prefer that component inputs and outputs be included as well. As mentioned, the recording quality is great.

This may have as much to do with the x6600 processor chip—the Theater —as with the tuner. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Of course, you can manually hit the record button to capture video on the fly.

Also note that all settings were set to their highest for each game unless otherwise noted on the benchmark see Doom 3 benches.

pgo You can also search and get listings for things like movies, sports, actors and more. Lower quality recordings obviously look worse, though they’ll work fine in a pinch when drive space is low and you’re capturing some random show off of network TV. As well, ATI sells an optional component domino connector box for output, but you’ll have to order that separately.


ATI All-In-Wonder X PRO ( MB) Overview – CNET

You won’t want to be reading websites all day long via one of these connections, though for general video and gaming playback it’s reasonable compared to the average.

Hardcore gamers will want to step up to a beefier card and maybe opt for a dedicated TV tuner card, however. The images are much sharper and if you have a nice display, you’d have no problem surfing the ‘Net all day from your couch. Rewinding is also very slow. Akw In The All-in-Wonder X Pro’s video-in capabilities are easily its strongest selling point and luckily its biggest strength as well.

The DVD and Good settings are very close in quality, and seeing as our testing resulted in reasonably similar file sizes on average, you might as well pick the slightly higher-res DVD ziw for most recordings.

The interface for the PVR controls also leaves a bit to be x60 it’s functional, but not as nice as something like TiVo.

Home theater PCs have been more and more common in living rooms over the past few years than ai before, and many HTPC owners opt for an All-in-Wonder of some sort to power their rig.