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Pros: Very affordable card with lots of RAM and supports pci express 3.0.
Drivers were easy to install, although I had trouble reading the screen as it was very blocky because the card was defective.
Cons: Card was defective out of the box. Bad, blocky display using any of the three outputs and multiple monitors. It may be a nice card, I have no way to know since I had to return it.
Other Thoughts: The new motherboard came with built in video so I am using it for now. It looks great and works fine with Windows 7 64-bit. I disabled the built-in video and the card still was blocky. I tried it in 3 different pci express slots, so I am assuming it was defective. I tried my older geforce card and it worked fine as well, just is not a powerful card for todays games.
Newegg customer service was helpful in getting a return going.
This review is from: SAMSUNG DVD-R145 Hi-Def Conversion DVD Recorder
Pros: Ok, this is not a bad investment for the money if you want a Recorder. To start with, it can play DVDs at up to 1080i if they are recorded that way. It records on all DVD formats, including Dual Layer disks and RAM disks. It has several record modes so you can do up to 12 hours recording on a dual layer disk! It has multiple inputs, including cable and firewire. I have yet to make a coaster and I record on DVD+RW disks and DVD-R disks mainly. The remote is nice and it allows for easy timer recording.
Cons: As a stand alone player, the unit is lacking in some basics. To fast forward through a large chapter takes forever. Because of this problem, I play most of the recordings I make on my dedicated DVD player. If you do not have a second player, you may not want a cheaper recorder like this as it can be frustrating if you have a lot of material to fast forward through.
Other Thoughts: This is a great recorder, and an ok player with the exception of being able to watch retail movies in up to 1080i definition. To avoid frustration though, make sure you have a seperate stand alone DVD player for those recordings that need to be fast forwarded through. The system has to be setup before you get all the features: you have to manually set the output resolution to support 1080i; you have to turn on progressive scan; you have to enable chaptering so that your recordings include chapters - otherwise you have 1 big chapter!
Bottom line, if you want an affordable recorder that supports all DVD formats and upscales DVD to boot, then this is the unit for you.
Pros: Affordable and compatible with my Core 2 Duo 2.4 Processor. Nice packaging, good looking heat shield and I didn't damage it when installing, like some of the other reviewers. I bought one pack and then added another pack once my system was running, giving me 2 gigs Works great on my 200+ dollar Gigabyte motherboard.
Cons: My board only holds four of these :(
Other Thoughts: I don't overclock but supposedly you can ... my system is too fast already for that foolishness.READ FULL REVIEW