ATI TV Wonder PCI

by Jason Clark on February 6, 2000 12:32 PM EST
Introduction
Ever sat there working, surfing away and thought "Wouldn't it be nice to watch some tv while i'm working". If this thought has crossed your mind, then you are in need of a TV Tuner Card. These devices have been on the market for quite some time now, they have existed in both the all in one card format or as an addon peripheral. ATI has been a large player in the TV Card market since the dawn of TV cards. Times are changing though, the consumer is now faced with a wide choice of TV card setups from numerous manufacturers. The decision of which card to buy becomes tricky though. TV cards aren't like other computer components, the biggest attributes of the card is how well do the drivers work?, and how well does the tv software work?. You can have all the features you want on a card, but if the software blows up whenever you use it then the card is useless.

 

Specifications

System Requirements:

  • Pentium/Pentium Pro/Pentium II/Pentium III or AMD K6
  • One available PCI slot for ATI-TV WONDER card
  • Software is supplied on CD-ROM
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Sound Card
  • Speakers
  • Windows 95b (OSR2) or Windows 98
  • European version supports Teletext

Compatibility

ATI-TV WONDER is compatible with all graphics sub-systems supporting overlay, including:

  • ATI-264VT4
  • ATI RAGE Family of Graphics
  • Nvidia Riva 128
  • Nvidia Riva TNT
  • 3Dfx Banshee
  • S3 Virge DX
  • S3 Savage 3D

    Check out ati.com for the latest compatibility list

Warranty:

  • 5-year limited

Feature Comparison: 2

FEATURES ATI-TV WONDER HAUPPAUGE STB AIMS
Stereo TV Tuner x x x x
Win 98 compatible
x x
x
x
Digital VCR x      
Video Magazine x      
Closed Captioning x x x x
Zoom In x      
Scheduled Viewing x      
Video Desktop x      
Channel Preview x x   x
Software & Conclusion

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