I recently purchased a VisionTek TV Wonder HD 650 for my wife's laptop. I was assured that it was the correct card by Tech Support- It Wasn't!
This is a Hybrid tuner (Digital or Analog TV)/ HDTV PLayback & Record/ Harware Acceleration
However it was and is for my Inspiron 530 Desktop. It installed in minutes and I am having a blast figuring out how to use it! I have had no crashes, and I am enjoying learning about something I would have never purchased otherwise. No crashes, easy to understand help and support, and NO PROBLEMS!!!!!!
COST- $139.00 directly from Dell- I was hoping to bypass buying an HDTV for the Bedroom since we were getting her this Laptop for Christmas. Would never have purchased otherwise, but they would not accept a return! Extremely poor Customer Service decision- and offered no alternatives--sub Speaker, Headphones etc. This has been my Only complaint with Dell so far.
1.System requirements for this Card VisionTech ATI WONDER certified for Windows XP & Vista. AMD Athlon or AMD Sempron, Intel Pentium 4 Celeron (or compatible) CPU.
2. Sound Card and Speakers
3. Memory-XP= 256 MB required, 512 or >, recommended. 1 GB for VISTA
4. An ADI Radeon Direct X 9 compatible or newer graphics card recommend for Optimal display output quality.
5. Cable TV or supported antenna.*- see package contains- as this may be included)
6. Free PCI slot on motherboard.
Windows VISTA- ALL VERSIONS; Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center
ATI CATALYST SOFTWARE SUITE:
Electronic Program Guide
Video Converter (Supports- MPEG 1,2 & 4. DIVX, WMV9, & H264).
DVD Decoder Software ( and magic Ring!!)- Just kidding- about the Ring!)
DVD Authoring Software
Enable TV and PVR functionality in Windows Media Center
TV Wonder 650 Hybrid Tuner
TV Audio/video Input Block
Full Feature Remote with Receiver
Installation CD & Install Guide
AMD LIVE- CD
This has an F-type Coaxial for Digital or HDTV (ATSC or ClearQAM- Comnnector
F-Type For Co-Axial- (NTSC)
AV IN Connection (to Purple Adapter) (Can't show picture on box but it's pretty!)
Bring HDTX to Your PC:
Watch, pause or schedule recordings of FAV TV shows- in HD.
Manage and Schedule recordings with advance Electronic Programming Guide.
Convert Video or recorded TV to portable media players-or stream to Windows Media Center
Access your PVR from a Broadband Connected Computer with AMD LIVE on Demand.
With the Advent of Windows Vista, digital cable reception of Cear-QAM (unecrpted Digital Cable TV) is now possible. Enrich your Digital Cable Media experience with ATI Catalyst Media Center in Windows Vista with full Clear-QAM TV Clarity.