Summary: I bought this for a media PC I was building. I mostly stream video from the internet and watch movies. It is hooked up to a 50" plasma via the HDMI port and the quality is excellent. It has been running along for a year now with no problem at all.
Summary: Purchased this card when my nvidia 8800 GT died in a storm. I've only had it for about a month now, but from what I can tell so far it's a solid card. It's quiet, and doesn't run hot, and it is over clockable with no issues or configuration tweaks.
Summary: I use this video card in my Home Theater PC. Sure you don't need this much raw power for HD playback but I also game on mine. The biggest factor that lead me to purchase this card is the size. It's about 1" shorter than your typical 4850. This allowed me to use this card in my small HTPC case.
Summary: When buying graphic cards, you always have to look at quality versus price and find the break point. Yes, I could go with the newest card on the market, but next year there will be a newer card, so why pay an extremely high price just to watch it cut in half in a year? The 4850 is a good compromise.
Summary: Bought this card to be able to use Flight Simulators that required more than my current video card was able to produce. I am able to operate the game on the highest settings with no problems. It works great for my purposes.
Summary: I'm gaming using a 30" LCD Bought this to upgrade my previous card that started to be a little short... (an 8800 GT) This was a total loss of money. This card is very noisy, and prevents me from playing any game over 1280 resolution.
Summary: well, after many research i choose this card for my gaming rid. after 2 months at test i have to say is absolutely mind breaking powerful. doesnt matter the game or app you use feel free to go for the most extreme quality settings this card wont even notice it.