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.