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Pros: It works when it does
Cons: Every day my connections goes from working to a yellow triangle with the exclamation point it happens 3 to 5 times each day... I have changed the ethernet cables each time and still the same issue arises.
Other Thoughts: Since I can't get a stable wi-fi connection to the room I need it in, figured to have try this product, but unfortunately it has its hiccups, yet it does work better than trying to get wireless connection to be stable or work.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Six tuners on a network so anyone can watch television on their own computer. Which means no need for a host computer to have its resources tied down because of extenders.
Cons: No DLNA and The assign a tuner doesn't work
Other Thoughts: I was rushing my way through set up; due to never ever having prior experience with the technology and no prior use of a CableCARD tv tuner. So yes this was my very first product as well.
After my confusion was over, The thing has been solid for me. All of the video walkthrough watching before my device had arrived I thought I was ready, but failed to go through the steps carefully. When in doing so, the television could and can be viewed with in matter of a 20 to 50 seconds because of cold boot.
Using powerline ethernet adapter is worthless (mine supposedly has upto 200Mbps); slow channel change and quite the pixelation and stuttering and at times stops working. The only option are: hardwired ethernet or ethernet to coaxial via Multi Media over Coaxial Alliance.
Should note, it will help to have a second hard disk drive, preferably with 7200 Revolutions Per Minute. To be able to channel change faster than if you were using the operating system hard drive.
The chassis is nice well ventilated making it nice to place just about anywhere, but I choose to place it near the router via sub-woofer cabinet of a tv shelf. That's because I don't have a long ethernet cable or just haven't bought a gigabit ethernet switch.
Another thing I noticed is that when I'm done playing video games or using an editing program; obviously both things that take up CPU usage tv tuning will not work. The thing for me to do is either wait a few moments or just reboot and it will work again.
I'm noticing a pattern of some people rating themselves quite high in the technical level, but display rather inept knowledge of setup and or trouble shooting.
Pros: When it wants to it works
Cons: It drops connection quite offten
Other Thoughts: I bought this after assembling my PC because I wanted to play some games. When I got it I installed it powered on my PC I had a Very Good connection for the first time with Windows 7. After that things started to go downhill. The only real time it would go up to excellent is when the router was in my bedroom where my computer is. Once it went back downstairs I started to get really low connection and even dropped me off. If you want this card; I suggest moving the router where nothing is blocking its signals. And set the channel to 11. Or purchase an access point just to keep the signal and bars up as far as it can get in your house or wherever you are surfing or playing online games from.READ FULL REVIEW