Date Joined: 01/08/07
Pros: - Not too long, fits in case with limited horizontal space
- Quiet and cool
- Is a 6800XT, and this year new video cards are terribly hard to find
Cons: - Wish price was closer to the reference 6800XT
Overall Review: Good card, runs well and is attractive in the case. I can't say I 'chose' this one as I was just clicking on whatever was in stock when new cards dropped -- but I am quite happy with it.
Pros: Excellent picture quality, no load on host system when playing MPEG2 video, works great with SageTV.
Cons: Stock menus kinda cheap looking -- don't nearly do justice to the excellent hardware.
Overall Review: Initially had a problem where it wouldn't boot when connected to my Cisco/Linksys WRTP54G router. Problem was resolved when I connected both the MediaMVP and boot server through a seperate switch (and then the switch to the router).
Pros: Picture quality is excellent, extremely stable (unlike some other tv capture solutions), native MPEG4 encoding. This unit works great with SageTV, and also has manufacturer provided linux drivers.
Cons: No vista driver, only 1 tuner, analog only (but all this was known when I bought it)
Overall Review: I wish Plextor (or someone) would make a hardware MPEG4 encoder for ATSC!
Pros: Works as expected in my HP nx6325, dual channel functions flawlessly.
Cons: Was missing a UPC code I needed on the package, contacting support took a long time.
Overall Review: I doubt the heat spreaders serve any purpose on laptop memory, but they don't seem to hurt anything either -- fit in the case with plenty of room.
Pros: large number of certified compatible systems, low price.
Overall Review: Newegg was as fast as everyone always says on shipping. Thanks!