Reviews and Problems with ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 7500
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Old Technology, but good for old PCs
Joe O. Marcom "fan of the Undead", Amazon
13 December 2011
Summary: I got this as a replacement to use in a very old, custom PC, which uses an AGP graphics card and runs on an Athlon CPU. I like the All-In-Wonder cards because they have A/V-in and A/V-out connections built-in. This is very handy for transferring old VHS tapes to your PC or to a DVD. The card also has a TV tuner built in, but it is analog-only and no longer usable.
Summary: I didn't know much about TV tuners when i bought this but I had to learn since i bought this. This product is for older systems and should be taken off the market cause it's not up to the standard we expect today. i should have realized thais cause all the good reviews were from 10 years ago. Tech has changed alot since then. Don't be fooled by the price on this (It's not a good buy if you can't use it). Pros: works with XP but poor video quality.
Summary: I think I have already reviewed this purchase once but I'll review it again. I had a pretty old computer that had this exact video card in it and I assumed that it had died. I figured the easiest way to get it all working again was to replace it with the same card. The drivers and everything was already set up to work with this card so that made the most sense to me.
Summary: I had this card for about 2 weeks and the video performance was great. It has good Linux support from the gatos project and works for out of the box installs of Red Hat 7.3 and SUSE 8.0. Unfortunately, because of a bug in the i2c chipset the tv-input in the 7500 model doesn't work reliably. I would recommend the ATI 8500DV instead (also available from Amazon for not that much more).
Summary: I bought this card because I wanted to watch and record TV shows on my computer, and because I wanted better graphics than my GeForce 2 MX 32MB could offer. I agonized over whether or not to purchase it because of the noticable number of reviews, on this site and others, that basically say, "This card doesn't work!" I finally decided to take the plunge and give ATI a shot. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Summary: You just want to use your computer as a digital VCR right? It's unlikely you'll be doing so anytime soon with this video card. The TV feature wouldn't work until I uninstalled my NIC and USB. TV and DVD work fine now, but the capture (record) feature doesn't record any audio. Yes, yours may be ok, but here's one more thing: the software that comes with this card is version 7.5, but the current version is 8.5.
Summary: I bought this card for a few reasons, the two primarily were for the TV tuner and the specs on the display adapter. I figured a combo card would save time, money and room. The hardware on the card is great, the software and drivers are buggy. Took me two days to get a near perfect installation. Let me just make a very long story short. I tested with the following OS: win98SE, winXP and win2k.
Summary: Ok, First of all, I have only 22 days using this device and Im sick of it. Software: The package comes with the 7.5 version of the Multimedia Center, if you have WindowsXP dont even try to watch DVD with the DVD player that comes with that version... Tha machine will always freeze. Also happens with the file player and eve worse with the TV Capture. Hardware: Graphics Card was much better than my Nvidia GForce 2 MX/200.