This isn’t exactly high-resolution, but if you’re going to be playing these games on a TV then much higher probably isn’t supported anyway. Highly recommended for home theater PC builders who need great TV recording capabilities though not HD and a capable gaming rig. You can record, pause and rewind TV, though only on one channel at a time. There’s a slight delay as the video is converted, about a second, maybe less, so gaming through this device certainly isn’t ideal. Component output is possible with a separately-purchased dongle, but component input is not. The input jack looks just like that, only without the little extra audio pass-through connectors. Right-clicking on a program will let you flag it to record, set it as a favorite and search for more showings.
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Pr newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Round 2 akw on the Good setting and a 5: Also note that all settings were set to their highest for each game unless otherwise noted on the benchmark see Doom 3 benches. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. The Longer setting looked great as well and saves quite a bit on disk space.
Hardcore gamers will want to step up to a beefier card and maybe opt for a dedicated TV tuner card, however.
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We still picked up a good bit of ziw and fuzz on some channels. The actual recording and playback software is fairly straightforward, though there are a couple minor menu siw that you’ll have to search for to find; for example, you can right-click anywhere on the application to set up a timed recording, but you have to right-click on the actual record button to see a list of what you’ve already scheduled to record.
This certainly isn’t the fastest card on the market by a long shot, but for casual gamers it should do them fine. You can even schedule recordings so if you’re a fan of a certain talk show or some such, you can program that to record daily.
It’s not a huge deal, but the first use or two may take a bit of searching through menus to find all the options. Other than that things work well, but the impatient need not apply. ATI has made strides in this area with the AIW X Pro, which features a small silver dongle that screws into the top-back of the card.
Aid will generally be done with ATI’s own software, though once the card is properly installed you can use any Windows video supported application, like Ziw own Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Premiere. Of course, you can manually hit the record button to capture video on the fly.
Looking at the benchmarks we can see that the All-in-Wonder X Pro is capable of running games like Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 at anywhere between 40 and 50 frames-per-second at x The DVD and Good settings are very close in quality, and seeing as our testing resulted in reasonably similar file sizes on average, you might as well pick the slightly higher-res DVD setting for most recordings.
Rewinding is also very slow. Output quality is as expected, which is to say good as far as S-Video and composite out from a PC goes. The interface for the PVR controls also leaves a bit to be desired; it’s functional, but not as nice as something like Pdo.
As well, ATI sells an optional component domino connector box for output, pfo you’ll have to order that separately. For watching TV or what-have-you it’s fine, but for gaming, even a split-second is a problem. The PVR functionality is rather straight-forward as well.
This may have as much to do with the video processor chip—the Theater —as with the tuner. You can also search and get listings for things like movies, sports, actors and more. Right-clicking on a program will let you flag it to record, set it as a favorite and search for more showings. Home theater PCs have been more and more common in living rooms over the past few years than ever before, and many HTPC owners opt for an All-in-Wonder of some sort to power their rig.
So if we take a reasonable average of MB per 5 minutes of recording time for either of the higher settings, you’ll need a little under 2. The 3DMark score was run at the default settings. This isn’t exactly high-resolution, but if you’re going to be playing these games on a TV then much higher probably isn’t supported anyway.