Interestingly, ATI claims that “frames will never be dropped” during video representation. Create recording profiles only with Professional version. The software bundle of the PowerColor card is quite extensive. While five or six years ago it might have seemed clearly desirable to connect your cable signal to your computer and have all your media controlled and recorded in one handy location, the technologies have diverged since, and TV-tuner technology has been on the back burner. Theater PRO product is for the home PC user who craves a superior home theater experience on their computer. The other tuner we tested based on this chipset had extremely high system requirements, something that the MSI version does not share.

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Computer power has been progressing in leaps and bounds though, so it may well be time to revisit the whole ‘computer as media centre’ phenomenon and see what has been gained. The software bundle of the PowerColor card is quite extensive.

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The remote is MCE compliant, though, so you can use it with either interface. Log in Don’t have an account? Video processing features, including a 3D comb filter. Also note that the remote is technically from CyberLink and is made to work with the above software, so if you were to purchase a different Theater card, you would get some other remote. Will you actually need most of that software?

PowerColor Theatre Pro PCIe – HTPC – TV Tuner Reviews

While five or six years ago it might have seemed clearly desirable to connect your cable signal to your computer and have all your media controlled and recorded in one handy location, the technologies have diverged since, and TV-tuner technology has been on the back burner.

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This is interesting since we would assume that making sure the Pro is running in a system with enough horsepower to keep up with it is the only way that ATI could afford to make a statement like this. We’ve already reviewed one Theatre based product and found it to be the best TV-tuner we had yet looked at.

Probably not, but it doesn’t hurt to have it. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

My top three choices are: Duh – as if that’s not totally clear This is definitely a new wrinkle, as previous ATI TV-tuning chips did not process audio at all, and it was done by other components. So often other companies are not as responsive.

ATI Theatre 550 Pro PCI Tv/fm Tuner and Video Capture Card (analog)

Privacy policy and 550pto of Use. It is a real nice program with a very good look and feel principle and strong in specially the channel scan and channel adjusting possibilities better than Vodio and Powercinema Herman V. All have strengths and weaknesses. The bit encoding engine boasts 2D 5-line comb filtering and a 3D comb filter. PCI, hopefully we won’t see any change in quality. Using this mode you will have low CPU usage and you can use at filter and ffdshow filter to improve image quality in this mode you don’t need MPEG2 decoders.

As with the Fusion remote, be careful of the power button, as 550pfo can accidentally shut down the PC or put it in suspend mode rather than just turning off the software interface.

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HTPC – TV Tuner Reviews

The other tuner we tested based on this chipset had extremely high system requirements, something that the MSI version does not share.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Besides the card, you once again get a remote, a USB infrared receiver, and a software bundle.

It is a real nice program with a very good look and feel principle and strong in specially the channel scan and channel adjusting possibilities thrater than Vodio and Powercinema.

You get a large selection of CyberLink products with the package, and while several are “Lite” versions, they’ll still suffice for most people: Create recording profiles only with Professional version. To shut down PowerCinema, you actually press the “Home” button twice.

Some people may like the 550pri, but we generally just leave HTPCs running and found it to be more annoying than anything. All logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owner.

The remote is definitely more attractive than the Fusion remote, but the MyHD remote is still the smallest of the three. The audio is digitized with the bit analog to digital converter before being sent for MPEG encoding. It is 550por real pleasure working with someone like you!

Theater PRO product is for the home PC user who craves a superior home theater experience on their computer.