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 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: I got this card because the AIW 8500 won the tv capture round-up at AnandTech.com, and since the major difference is just in memory and GPU power, I opted for this card and save $100. I'm hoping to upgrade to the AIW 9700 if it comes out, but let me explain why I think this card is a must for the college dorm room. Setup was quick (they have a very comprehensive manual). As for drivers, I always suggest going to the manufacturers site and getting the latest drivers.
Summary: This is my first experience with any ATI product, and I have an extremely satisfied experience with this product. Before I bought this card, I was worried that there would be compatibility issue since I saw some comments like that on the Web. However, my experience tells an opposite story. I had a Nvidia Geforce2 Ultra, but it constantly gave me problems such as unable to softly reboot the machine and had to hit reset button everytime.
Summary: I wanted to upgrade my computer from an integrated video system and tried NVIDIA but was bothered by hang-ups , crashes and freezes constantly.It just didn't want to get along with my computer running Windows XP. I removed the NVIDIA card and installed an ATI RADEON 7500. It installed easily and I've yet to experience a problem with it.It has the same amount of memory as the NVIDIA card but was a lot less expensive.If I upgrade again I'll stick with ATI .I got a five...
Summary: I bought this card on a whim as one of my Goldbox offers, but I am happy that I did. The graphics are great, the remote is very cool, and the included software is great, but one note if you are using win 98 first edition...you have to install a patch in order to utilize the cable tv input feature. This drove me nuts because this information was hard to come by. I found the patch on a remote area of the ATI Technologies website..
Summary: this card can play all the 3d games you want play unreal tournment 2003 at high resolution and it was smooth. Also the remote is cool. But if you want to buy it it sells for less at newegg.com.
Make sure you Unistall OLD drivers before installing this
ziggrl the geek girl, Amazon
6 November 2002
Summary: People have problems only because they don't Unistall old drivers, especially from Nivida. YOU must unistall old drivers befre installing this card otherways you will run in to propblems , crushes and so on... I have not experienced anything wrong with ths card, very solid card.
Summary: Maybe you don't know how to install properly? I did not experience any propblems with windows XP. Everythings works fine for me for the last 4 weeks, check the manual for proper instalation guide.