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Pros: -Comes factory overclocked to 1046MHz, and 1124MHz Boost
-Stays cool even when overclocked
-Stays quiet, fans rarely ever go above 50%.
-680 reference board
-Runs anything you throw at it, and most games will run at or above 60 fps on the highest settings
-Very nice, clean design
Cons: None, as far as I'm concerned. It could have come with a back plate, but thats not a big deal.
Other Thoughts: For a while I thought my card might have some problems, but I realized that I had too high of an overclock. Once I lowered it to +54 MHz in EVGA's Precision Software, everything ran just fine. This thing is running anything I through at it, no prob. I'm considering getting a second one when I have the funds, and if its restocked.
Five stars! Er, Eggs!
This review is from: AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Volar Max MTVHBVMXR USB 2.0 Interface
Pros: -Picks up all of the analog and unencrypted digital channels from my cable, and receives several channels off the air.
-Great picture quality; Digital HD channels come in crystal clear, and analog even looks good.
-FM radio gets all stations in my area.
-Even receives digital radio station channels from Music Choice.
-Small size and comes with a small USB extender cord.
-Antenna that came in the box is small and compact and gets relatively good reception.
-Blue light that indicates when it is on.
-Doesn't get hot.
-AVer MediaCenter Software that comes on a CD along with the drivers works well with the device.
-Works elegantly with Windows Media Center.
Cons: -A bit on the pricey side.
-AVer MediaCenter's interface could use some polishing up; can be tricky to figure out, and it would have been nice if it could have some method of automatically getting channel names along with the programs and times.
Other Thoughts: I bought this TV tuner because I wanted to be able to record some of my favorite TV shows on my Dell XPS 15 laptop. I was hoping to get some more HD channels, but my TV provider, Timewarner, doesn't offer to many that are not encrypted, so its not the tuner's fault. AVer MediaCenter actually finds the encrypted channels, but only shows a black screen and no sound when tuned to it. Works well with Windows Media Center, as I'm able to tune into ClearQAM and analog stations when plugged into cable, and listen to FM radio. The recordings even for analog stations can take up some space (an hour long recording took up over 2 GB), but I use Freemake Video Converter to remove the commercials and convert them to a different, more efficient video format. While either watching TV or recording, my computer tops at only 20% CPU load.
I would recommend this for anyone who wants an HD TV that can pick up stations in a variety of formats and can use it on different computers.