Summary: I use this card on my linux server & mythtv. It works fantastic. I cannot comment on it's windows software.
Pros: The XC5000 Silicon Tuner is very sensitive. I can receive channels that my other cards have problems with. (pcHDTV HD-5500) That is pretty much the reason that I bought this card.
Cons: This card has only 1 tuner, which seems kind of wasteful as there are other cards with 2 tuners. But I was limited to PCI slots (this card is PCI). There is a DViCO FusionHDTV7 Dual express card, but it's PCIe
Pros: I live in a very difficult reception area - close to the stations but behind 30 storey buildings. This card brings in every OTA station perfectly. (New York City)
Cons: The IR remote receiver was missing from the package. There is no response from Dvico or NewEgg. I run linux so I have no comment on the included software, but the drivers are in the kernel. The only addition is the firmware file.
Summary: Separate issue is support in Mythbuntu. I originally bought this card for a Mythbuntu box after I looked around forums and saw other people have success with dual tuner version of the same card. No such luck for me.
Pros: Works reasonably well with included software--picks up quite a few stations on an amped antenna in difficult reception environment. Also worked with analog cable (again, when running on included software, FusionHDTV). Image quality is good. Remote works with Vista Media Center out of the box.
Cons: I don't know whether it's a knock on the device or Media Center, but there is a big disparity in functionality between the included software and what Vista MC can do with it. FusionHDTV software can configure the card to work with OTA and analog cable. The Media Center only recognizes OTA tuner. ...
Summary: At first I was hesitant at buying this brand but after review in forums & review finding out that Asus & Fushion is both from Korea so it was a no win win situation & I have to order it only since no local store carries them. Both review/complaint was about the same also.
Pros: Just as describe on the box & website, QAM picture is good as the quality it is provide by the cable company. Turns off PC when recording is done. Turns PC on or off with Remote, You only can power the PC up with the remote if you used the remote to power it off otherwise it will not power back o...
Cons: Only 1 format encoded unless you use the converter proggy(not a big issue for me). Remote only plugs into the hardware card & the wire is way too short-4’ I believe, would be nice if it was USB so I can option to use it as a stand alone on my other PC also, the remote could be bigger & buttons co...
Summary: If you need help, the avsforum is a great place to go, simply scroll down to home theater computer discussion and topics from which cards to use for linux or xp or vista are well supported and there is some very good advice available.
Pros: 1} small size means it should fit next to large video cards. 2) great over the air reception 3) qam reception is crystal clear 4) software is good and included. 5) low enery use and low heat.
Cons: You cable company and the content providers. This is not a knock on the card, but many cable channels are now encrypted so you and I can't see them without renting a device from cable company and can't record them either. There are now some solutions coming available, but a home theater pc, for a...