ATI TV Wonder Elite review: ATI TV Wonder Elite

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good Best-in-class image quality; included FM tuner; bundled with high-quality TV and FM tuners; comes with remote control and DVR software.

The Bad Requires extra effort to work with Media Center OS.

The Bottom Line Aptly named, the ATI TV Wonder Elite is easily the best PC TV tuner card we've seen.

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ATI TV Wonder Elite

At $149, the ATI TV Wonder Elite may cost a bit more than your average single TV tuner card, but it makes up for the steeper price with the best image quality we've seen. The TV Wonder Elite uses ATI's Theater 550 Pro technology, a single-chip video-decoder and MPEG-encoder solution that delivers high-quality TV and DVD image quality. The card carries ISF certification from the Imaging Science Research Labs group, an organization that promotes high-quality standards in graphics and multimedia technology. If you want to add a TV tuner card to your current PC, we recommend the TV Wonder Elite.

The TV Wonder Elite is a low-profile card with embedded coaxial connections for TV and FM radio and a port for connecting the included A/V breakout box, which adds S-Video, component-video and stereo-audio ports. With a five-foot cable, it's fairly easy to connect external devices to the breakout box without having to reach behind the PC.

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ATI TV Wonder Elite

Part Number: 100-703205 Released: Jan 6, 2005
MSRP: $89.00 Low Price: $65.99 See all prices

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  • Release date Jan 6, 2005
  • Interface Type PCI