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ASUS 8400GS-SL-1GD3-L GeForce 8400 GS 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Standard HDMI port, simple installation, and low power consumption with silent operation. Perfect for HTPCs running Windows 8.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I have two 512MB versions of this card that have worked great for two years. Have not tried to use any of these cards for gaming or 3D, but work perfectly for regular video playback.

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Leadtek WinFast HDTV Cinema Video Device
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great Card if Setup Right 08/26/2007

This review is from: Leadtek WinFast HDTV Cinema Video Device

Pros: Beautiful picture and from an operating standpoint, it blew my fairly new Name brand Do-it-All video card away. The buyer does need to know about installing video capture cards in general to set it up correctly. Buyers also need to realize that most digital cable QAM output is not sent as a "clear" signal. The included drivers are way better than the junk that was available for my Do-it-All card. I'm impressed, since these Leadtek drivers are still in their early release stage. The included video editing and DVD burning software is pretty good too, once you figure out how to use it. I don’t know about MCE compatibility but I do know they have a new patch that is supposed to fix any problems that owners have reported.

Cons: Poor documentation on setup and software use is my only complaint. After seeing all the bad reviews, I suspect some of the users failed to unhook from the internet and turn off their antivirus, firewalls, and everything else running in the background before installing the drivers and software. I would advise doing that for any video capture card installation. This card probably needs to have a good signal to provide the best picture but my TV had mediocre cable reception too, until I installed a powered amplifier/splitter.

Other Thoughts: Leadtek email technical support is top notch. They are very friendly and I got a response in minutes when I sent an inquiry at night (daytime in Tiawan). This is a huge difference from the sort of help you get from most PC component manufacturers. The minor display problem I had with the HD output on my wide screen second monitor had to do with my video card settings and not my capture card.

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Charles M.'s Profile

Display Name: Charles M.

Date Joined: 08/10/02

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 08/26/07
  • Last Review: 06/23/13
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