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Reviewed: ATi All-In-Wonder 9600XT plus ATi HDTV Wonder
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: February 24th, 2005
Page: 3

Final Breakdown: The All-In-Wonder 9600XT


Expect to go straight for the online drivers rather than wasting time with the installation CD, thanks to ATi's monthly updates regimen. If you stick with that, it's easy.


The 9600XT All-In-Wonder beats its similarly performing predecessor, the All-In-Wonder 9700 Pro, by about $50 currently.


OVERDRIVE may be of limited use, but the rest of the card is solidly constructed to work at the resolutions a media box will need to run at.


A good gift for children who like the books, but not something I'd recommend buying for yourself.

Final Breakdown: The HDTV Wonder


Expect to spend quite some time working out cording and positioning for the HDTV antenna, unless you've already got a decently powerful powered antenna to feed into it.


At retail of $199, it's a decently expensive board for PVR usage.


I'd have been a lot more impressed if the HDTV Wonder had incorporated an option for taking HDTV signals from Cable and Satellite HDTV adapters; leaving that off cuts off too many possibilities.


If you're content to just get your HDTV channels over the air and don't mind buying an antenna, I'd suggest getting picking up the HDTV Wonder. Beware the added setup stress.

Added:  Thursday, February 24, 2005
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 3/3

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