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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Phil N.
  • 10/5/2010 7:38:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsno more diamond or ati 4 me

Pros: it is inexpensive. got on sale with a remote

Cons: after about 7 months use, frames freezing, weak signal can cause the card not to retune when changing from a channel it couldn't get pick up to a "good" station. restart to get it to start working. Supplied software does not work. Drivers are junk and CCC will mess with your display settings.

Other Thoughts: So unhappy with ATI. after being in business for many years, they still can't get software to function properly. Forget Catalyst software. It doesn't work for tuner, have to use WMC. Catalyst software will force display changes to something it wants, not your preference. I can't get the tuner to work at all with the supplied software, online updates are just a bunch of maybe this will fix your problem, if not uninstall and go back to old stuff. Can't believe this is how they continue to do biz. I bought a sapphire 5770 and this. Wish I had gone with Nvida. Bought the 5770 with thoughts of setting up crossfire pair. Will not waste more money with ATI. If you are trying to decide what to buy, not this, or ati video cards. They just can't get the software right, which is too bad considering they should be a leader in video devices, not stumbling to keep up. save yourself a lot of grief trying to set up inadequate software that trys to do something it can't.

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  • Frank R.
  • 8/5/2010 7:39:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Picture & Good Value

Pros: Low Price, Great picture quality, reliable, easy to install.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Works flawless for me in Vista 64 Ultimate using Beyond TV (I don't like to deal with the DRM stuff). The picture quality is outstanding and just as good as my Hauppauge 1800 tuner card for which I paid a lot more. I bought this Diamond tuner card on a shell shocker deal for 35 bucks shipped and it came with the free remote. It's running 24/7 since i bought it 03/2010 with no issues at all.

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  • Steven B.
  • 7/24/2010 9:10:15 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever Worked

Pros: None

Cons: I bought this because it had a remote, and because of the Diamond name. Installation of the drivers and software said it was complete, but seemed to go a little "too quick", like it left something out. Software searched for channels, and found some, but never displayed video from the channels it found. Remote didn't respond at all, after 3 sets of batteries I gave up. After spending way to long trying to get it the device to work in any capacity, I boxed it back up and sent it back to New Egg.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this, it's a waste of your time.

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  • David S.
  • 7/18/2010 3:06:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHigh Hopes - great disappointment

Pros: When it works the quality is pretty good

Cons: ATI's software strikes again. Despite the fact that they have a driver package posted for Win 7 64-bit I continue to have issues trying to get WMC to work. After booting the system the card will function for 1-5 minutes then the image will freeze and eventually WMC will display "Low Bit Rate error" once this occurs only a restart will get the card working again.

Other Thoughts: I've tried ATI's drivers and Diamond's drivers neither package corrects this issue and while I've found numerous other people having this problem online no one seems to have a permanent solution.

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  • Debbie P.
  • 6/16/2010 6:11:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes what it's supposed to

Pros: Not a lot of frills here, but it does what I expected it to - displays TV broadcasts on my monitor. I purchased this to replace an ancient (read, unsupported) card that I'd had for far too long.

Cons: Other reviews have warned that the drivers that come on the CD in the box are lame. That's right on the money. My advice: Open the box and toss the CD, then go to the Diamond website and get the latest drivers.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a very good value - much cheaper than similar products from Hauppage, et. al.

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1 out of 5 eggsGreat picture - til it dies

Pros: - The picture was the best of any tuner card I've had to date, surprisingly.
- Inexpensive (when I bought two)
- Windows 7 can automatically detect and use these cards

Cons: - One DOA, one died after three months.
- Switching from HD channel to SD channel could result in Low Bit Rate Error in Windows 7-64 Media Center; I was constantly having to kill the Receiver Services using Task Manager and restart Media Center to get the tuner back.
- Hybrid tuner meant only one channel at a time, SD or HD.
- Difficult to get drivers for this card; even ATI only says that drivers for Windows 7 are coming "Soon" (though I got the Vista drivers to work). Original Win7 drivers were taken back down off the website.

Other Thoughts: I bought two of the very closely related PCIX versions of this card in December. One was just DOA, though it took until the second failed in early March to confirm it once and for all. Though I wasn't impressed with the SD picture quality at first, once I read that you should put a signal booster on the line, the picture quality became great, the best I've seen for any tuner card including the one I'm currently using while I try to get these two RMA (no easy feat; Diamond seems intent on non-RMAing). Drivers are extremely difficult to get for anything after Vista, though you can use Vista drivers, and there were (briefly, before ATI withdrew them) Win7 drivers. Couple that with the Low Bit Rate Error (which isn't Diamond or ATI's fault; it's something wrong in Win7 Media Center), these cards were a royal pain to use. IF they didn't fail so quickly, I would STILL highly recommend them... but the quality and durability just isn't there.

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  • Mark M.
  • 12/4/2009 6:54:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: Once configured properly, gives a nice crisp picture & very crisp sound on a Samsung 22" flat panel moniter & with an X-Fi titanium sound card. Using Vista 64 bit drivers on Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Replaced a dated ATI TV-Wonder Pro PCI - no 64 bit drivers for old card.

Cons: Very tricky to configure, supplied drivers were junk, went to ATI's site and downloaded their latest drivers and had still more issues with it. Decided to try Diamonds site for an updated driver and low and behold their Vista 64 bit driver worked fine. Unit does not come with ATI's media center which it appears is not available for download. Which sucks. Seems like you have to own an ATI graphics card also to get it for free. Am using Windows Media Center and it does perform OK with this card.

Other Thoughts: All in all this tuner card is pretty good. I had to configure the picture quality thru Nvidia's control panel, which works real good but is a bit of a hastle when you want to make an adjustament, you have to open Nvidia control panel and move it so you can see your picture while you make adjustments.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: Card works exactly as it should.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Drivers are quick and simple to find. As with any other ATI product, simply go to ATI's website and download the drivers.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/6/2008 8:59:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs30 day lifespan

Pros: Clear reception, remote control.

Cons: Doesn't work with the provided Catalyst Media Center software. Only functioned for 30 days. Received it from Newegg on Aug 5, confirmed inop on Sept 5.

Other Thoughts: Diamond has no drivers on their website for this tuner card. ATI doesn't list the TV Wonder HD 600 at all. Can't seem to find any way to RMA through Diamond. I also have a Diamond HD4850 that I'm now expecting to fail at any time. Seems Diamond's product quality really hasn't improved since the days of the Stealth3....still overpriced with no quality what so ever.

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