Reviews and Problems with ATI All-in-Wonder 9700 PRO
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piece of junk
cb3431 "cb3431", Amazon
28 February 2006
Summary: I bought the 9700 all-in-wonder for a computer I built. I chose the all-in-wonder to record TV, too bad it never works like it should. I have installed every version of the software and drivers available from ATI and it will try and record TV but then it freezes. Keep in mind it records TV great if I am sitting in front of it watching it. If you are looking for a product that will waste your time and cause you a great deal of frustration then ATI has a product for you.
Summary: I was experiencing exactly the same problem as posted by another user. I am using AMD Athlon XP 2800+ on DFI LANPARTY nFORCE-2 ULTRA motherboard with the *nVIDIA chipset*. ATI diagnostic program keeps pointing out that nVIDIA audio clock (built in to system board) is unstable. System freezed sporadically, especially more often when I use the ATI TV, and usually the sound will stop before the freeze.
Summary: Hi all, I too bought this product with the intention of using the PVR capabilities among other things, but for some reason, the nForce motherboard does not like the sound input from the TV tuner. It doesn't seem to matter what driver revision is used or installation sequence, but things just don't work between these systems. Makes you wonder whether one company or the other has a hidden agenda...
Ain't Nothing Better (Unless you get the AIW 9800 Pro)
Mikhail Noel "misha573", Amazon
17 May 2003
Summary: This is my third card in the ATI AIW series, and it rocks! As a 3D video card, although its not the king (anymore) its still plenty fast, its gorgeous. As a multimedia (TV, PVR, Video Capture, etc.) card, its the best single product out there. You get the best of everything, And it works. Sorry for the guys who had problems: unless you got a dud card, I assure you its not the AIW 9700 Pro that's giving you grief.
Summary: While this card is undoubtedly fast for 3D games, I bought it for the integrated TV tuner and PVR capabilities. Right to the point: My machine (Asus A7N8X Deluxe) reboots sporadically now. The driver updates from the ATI website are horrific... 9 separate downloads that you have to install in the correct order and if you reboot when prompted, you're in trouble.
Summary: Excellent high end video card. The video capture capabilities along with the TV tuner are exceptional. Very crisp and accurate vide. Street prices appear to be declining since the 9800 series introduced.