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ATI TV Wonder HDTV Tuner for PC

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wootalyzer


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Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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ATI TV Wonder HDTV Tuner for PC
$19.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: New

Product List:
- 1 ATI TV Wonder ATSC/QAM HDTV Tuner Card

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

theturtleguy


quality posts: 16 Private Messages theturtleguy

Mac? Linux?

Deathshot


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Deathshot

Wonder if my dell supports this.

jessiebyrd004


quality posts: 52 Private Messages jessiebyrd004

There are some reviews on Alatest.com
http://alatest.com/searchaction.html?keyword1=ATI+TV+Wonder+ATSC%2FQAM+HDTV+Tuner+Card+

I do a daily woot blog where I talk about the woot, link to CSEs, find reviews, etc. A few people have told me it's useful. Google "useful linkage" and there it is.

DCno10


quality posts: 376 Private Messages DCno10

here's the product website for the 650

and the 600

NightGhost


quality posts: 1905 Private Messages NightGhost

I learned the hard way - make sure you have access to good broadcast stations in your area before you buy one of these.

crayfish


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laxls8


quality posts: 3 Private Messages laxls8

I would really like this, but my only desktop computer is running Linux. Does anyone know if this will be compatible? Even if it isn't, I'm tempted to buy one now for when I get the money to build a new computer (which will run Windows)

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bbjones121


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bbjones121

WHOOPS!!! someone at woot had a typo with the models of this item

holyskeleton


quality posts: 5 Private Messages holyskeleton

does it come with a remote? is it compatible with nVidia GTX cards? what if i have USB speakers and no sound card, will it still work?

dabretty


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dabretty

I have an old (4.5 year old) PCI version of this card. It is horrible, bad reception and absolutely horrible software. I have had far better mileage with the $25 USB HDTV sticks you find on here (although they're not great either).

streetwild


quality posts: 2 Private Messages streetwild

Have USB and PCI, No Windows 7 drivers until the first quarter of 2010, but no guarantees.
Kinda not comforting....

chefbooyadee


quality posts: 38 Private Messages chefbooyadee

FYI: the PCI version of this card is actually the better one, as it has a hardware MPEG-2 encoder, which allows it to record analog video more reliably/smoothly and reducing CPU power needed.

On the other hand, if you want to try and hook up a game console, the PCIe version should give you better response due to no HW encoder lag (THOUGH you should be able to find an app that will let you bypass the HW encoder on the PCI version).

Damn - $20 for a hybrid card with HW encoding... unfair that I have to use DVB-T over here.

yamood


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yamood

These are expensive according to froogle. In for one.

Zimdale


quality posts: 11 Private Messages Zimdale

I used to have one of these, was nice not having to turn to look at the tv. Mine had a bit of a lag though so video games couldn't really be played on them. =(

pootietang


quality posts: 8 Private Messages pootietang

650 retail is $67
600 retail is $75

good deal if you want 1 or 3!

csverhul


quality posts: 6 Private Messages csverhul

I have this. Works great. The clear qam is beautiful.

bfotk


quality posts: 6 Private Messages bfotk

Will this do anything at all in terms of getting a satellite (Dish Network or DirecTV) signal into a PC?

Browning81


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Browning81

so this will allow me to use my tv as a computer monitor?

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ediblegod


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ediblegod

Been looking to convert some VHS videos to digital...
Anyone know if any of these are good for that sort of thing? And which one?

Crest


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I just bought the USB 650 version here on woot. But looks like this one does HD over cable.

Wish mine did... >_>

bfotk wrote:Will this do anything at all in terms of getting a satellite (Dish Network or DirecTV) signal into a PC?



You still need a receiver for satellite.

Browning81 wrote:so this will allow me to use my tv as a computer monitor?



No, your video card would do that. Which is very easy. Almost all TV's have a VGA input. You could hook it directly to your computer.

ediblegod wrote:Been looking to convert some VHS videos to digital...
Anyone know if any of these are good for that sort of thing? And which one?



These will work great for that. There are other "automatic" options but they are more expensive. You simply hook it up, record it, then use a DVD authoring program to burn it to a DVD.

NuLLx42


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dabretty wrote:I have an old (4.5 year old) PCI version of this card. It is horrible, bad reception and absolutely horrible software. I have had far better mileage with the $25 USB HDTV sticks you find on here (although they're not great either).



that card isnt this card.

laxls8


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NightGhost wrote:I learned the hard way - make sure you have access to good broadcast stations in your area before you buy one of these.



What if you have access to cable?

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liquidhot


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Invisiblemoose


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The PCIexpress version is only the 600, right?

sog


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sog

make sure you buy the hardware encoding one -- software encoding will make it so that your computer cant do anything really while recording. hardware encoding means the card is doing hte work not hte cpu, and you can record without using system resources

nvaine


quality posts: 63 Private Messages nvaine

Find out if you'll receive a signal in your area. Over the air info:

AntennaWeb

HDTV Magazine

Anorion


quality posts: 36 Private Messages Anorion

Looks like no Linux or Mac support for this one. I can't even find if there are 64-bit Windows drivers. Anyone?

Certified Linux Chemist Guy.
If I hated Apple products any more than I do, I'd be on lists.

linoth


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bbjones121 wrote:WHOOPS!!! someone at woot had a typo with the models of this item

Noticed that when ordering. Meh, I'd like to try a tuner in PCI-e, and I DEFINITELY want a $20 tuner with hardware encoding, so in for two, one of each. I'll try different things and see how it goes. Gives me a spare at least.

dabretty


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dabretty
NuLLx42 wrote:that card isnt this card.



The HDTV Wonder (PCI) from ATI. Maybe it's a newer chipset. But - based on my experiences - I shudder seeing this for sale here. It was that bad.

regal8lager


quality posts: 43 Private Messages regal8lager

Wonder Froooooogle!

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

jreuschl


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jreuschl

I'm pretty sure that in order to view analog cable, you need to have hardware MPEG, so you'd need to go with the 650 for that.

Invisiblemoose


quality posts: 17 Private Messages Invisiblemoose

Eh, I grabbed a 650. I'll stick it in my Shuttle HTPC. Worth a shot at this price.

Funkasaur


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Funkasaur

Yeah....model discrepancy is not good here. I thought I was ordering a 650 pcie

movingincircles


quality posts: 0 Private Messages movingincircles

wait the order says 650PCIE
but the order details says 600PCIE
watching the films?!

mike808


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Browning81 wrote:so this will allow me to use my tv as a computer monitor?


No. It puts a TV tuner in your PC. Software is OK, works better with Windows Media Center, IMHO.

What you're looking for is a VGA-to-TV converter.
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=212323445&listingid=52759347

tpscan


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theturtleguy wrote:Mac? Linux?


Looking at the software requirements it looks like this is Windows only.

Linux may end up supporting the tuner services but the software image enhancement and MPEG-2 codec for the 600 is going to be risky.

The only way to know if Linux will support it is to find someone who has used it.

Any practical experience?

sparkerjc


quality posts: 9 Private Messages sparkerjc

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!! Thanks WOOT! I have been wanting this for a couple weeks to finish up our transition to a Windows 7 Media Center. This card has had very favorable reviews and has been at the top of my list, and you can't even get the knockoff brand (VisonTek,Diamond) at this price.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=ATI+TV+Wonder+650+PCI+TV+Tuner+Card&cid=3671464456949247289&sa=title#p

You can see it is about $66-100 from some shady looking retailers, this is a great deal if you have ever thought about trying out TV on/through a PC.

Get the PCIE if you are happy with your integrated graphics card or have multiple slots, or do what I did and get the PCI version and a decent video card for the PCIE slot.

Hopefully tomorrow Woot! has a Media Center remote to go with this...