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DIAMOND ATI TV Wonder HD 600 TVW600PCI (Best Data Products: TVW600PCI)
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Rating: 4.69/10
With 9 User Reviews

Review Date: 12/09/09
Had to use Vista drivers, no Windows 7 support. Software does not switch between analog and digital tuners (both available on my cable system). After watching TV and shutting down the software, have to reboot PC to use the tuner again later. Use with Windows Media Center netted the same poor results.

Review Date: 12/02/09
Cons: I couldn't get it to work with XP pro, their was a codec missing and couldn't be found after 5hrs of searching.Diamonds website is worthless.I will be trying it with XP media center PC next as the cards destination was for an XP machine..... I tried it in my Vista unit to make sure it at least works.

Pros: it works, I'm using an antenna and the scanning software picked up HD channels without any fuss.... it was super easy to install with Vista 64bit home premium.
seems fine with Vista but couldn't get it to work with XP.... it's been solid for the past few days..... I haven't noticed a syncing issue but my pc is reasonably powerful using a C2D e8400 and 4gb's of ram with an HD 5770 1gb for graphics.the software is "quirky"..... alot easier to use than the old All in Wonder software but still when I relaunched catalyst media center it defaulted to analog video.... probably a setting, regardless took only a second to switch to digital and the channels were still saved. This review was modfied by poster @ 12-02-09 12:49 AM

Review Date: 10/10/09
rec stop working this card is very no good!

Review Date: 08/20/09
i have xp and i only pick up antanna. i hooked up my cable to the piece but i couldnt pick it up. i found out later that the only time that i can recieve cable is if it is analog or i have vista. so the card is useless atleast for me.
Ulta hardr

Review Date: 05/29/09
OK, I have WinXP Prof. and i have installed this wonderfull pci card, but it keeps shutting my computer down. Does not like being on my computer, which is fairly new!!! I am not sure what to do about this problem, except take it out and throw it into the trash!!!

Review Date: 10/11/08
Could not card to work correctly on XP Media Center or XP computers. The install would crash during installation. This occured on software supplied in the box, software downloaded from the website, and software set to me by tech support. After 8 hours I gave up and sent back to Tigerdirect.

Review Date: 06/20/08
I gave this card four stars all the way down. I got it in the mail yesterday, put it in my almost new compac using the instructions, and it works very well. No sync issues, good picture. I have cable. Without the cable box, it gets chan's 2-65 perfectly when set for analog. It picked up only chan's 320 and 321 when set to digital. I'm sure if I hooked up a ''set top'' box from the cable company, it would pick up all the chan's just fine. Happy with the product.

Review Date: 05/30/08
I had a spectrum of issues when dealing with this product. The first was the software installation, which required me to download a separate driver from ATI's support website, before I was able to install the drivers from the included CD, without the website driver installed, the CD installation would fail. As far as how the product works, it peforms rather poorly. The video has 1-2 second delay in relation to the audio of your TV channel. All my channels have also been relatively staticy, and I did ensure that my signal was fine while hooked up to my television. All in all, I would have to say that my $15 Sabrent tuner card works much better than this ATI model.

Review Date: 05/12/08
Cons: ATI Catalyst Media Center does not function properly in Vista Business operating Environment. Watch for sound out of sync with picture or static in place of sound, and freeze framing. Poor support for Vista environment problem.

Pros: ATI Catalyst software will work in Windows XP Professional.
The software malfunctions intermittantly within the Vista environment even with all the drivers up to date. ATI/Diamond support staff willing to blame other hardware instead of escalating problem to software design team for resolution.Tested on computer with dual operating systems indicates Vista incompatibility issues, as hardware is the same.RMA will cost you %15 plus loss of shipping re-emboursement.All parties insensitive to problem.
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Product Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer:Diamond Multimedia, USA
Manufacturer Part Number:TVW600PCI
Manufacturer Website Address:www.diamondmm.com
Brand Name:Diamond Multimedia
Product Name:TV Wonder HD 600 TV Tuner
Package Type:Retail
Product Type:TV Tuner
Technical Information
Host Interface:PCI
Functions:HDTV Tuning, TV Tuning, Video Recording
Video System:ATSC, NTSC
Video Formats:S-Video, Composite Video, MPEG-2
Video Features:

ATI Catalyst Media Center featuring:

  • Full PVR and time shifting functionality
  • DVD Playback Software
  • DVD Authoring Software
  • Video Converter Software
  • Platform Support:PC
    Interfaces/Ports:1 x TV Input, 1 x mini-DIN Input, 1 x Composite Video Input, 1 x Audio Input
    Software Included:

    Catalyst Media Center

    Physical Characteristics
    Form Factor:Plug-in Card
    Package Contents:
  • Diamond TV Wonder HD 600 TV Tuner
  • Audio Connector
  • Full featured remote with receiver
  • Installation CD
  • Install Guide
  • Additional Information:

    Single hybrid tuner offering tuning for:

  • Over-the-air Digital TV/HDTV (ATSC)
  • Clear-QAM Digital HD Cable
  • Over-the-air/Cable Analog TV (NTSC)
  • ATI Theater Video Processing Technology:

  • Software MPEG-2 Encoder
  • Automatic Color Control
  • Automatic Gain Control
  • System Requirements:
  • 512MB of system memory, 1GB recommended for Microsoft Vista
  • Motherboard with available PCI slot
  • DirectX 9 or better graphics card
  • Cable TV signal or amplified antenna for NTSC TV signals
  • Amplified antenna for ATSC HDTV signals and FM Radio
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD Authoring requires DVD Burner
  • DVD decoder is included with Catalyst Media Center
  • Sound Card and speakers
  • Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows XP Professional Edition
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • Windows Vista Home Premium, or Ultimate Edition
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