Reviews and Problems with Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe
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Sorry I bought it from TigerDirect
Joe Wallace, Amazon
7 September 2006
Summary: I got a fine picture but no sound on my desktop XP machine. I tried all the tweeks I could find on the Internet. Unable to download drivers from Leadtek website. Got nothing but voicemail at Leadtek with no response to the messages I left and no response to my email. Can't return it to the vendor(TigerDirect)without defective confirmation code from Leadtek. It pays to buy directly from Amazon.
Summary: I see there are some very positive reviews written about this unit, but I had to return mine. The box came up and worked fine, and I set it to record a program. It recorded the video, but no sound. I then tried to use the box to watch TV. Still no sound. I checked that my XP system could play other files OK -- no problem there. I cycled power on both the PC and the box, but still no sound.
Summary: I purchased the USB version for my notebook, and based my decision on the other reviews that were good. However, I did not have the same experience. I am an advanced computer guy who was building computers in 1990, so I know how to follow directions. I also have a Gateway with a P4 2.13, and 1 Gig of Ram. I had to reload the program at least 4 times, and do a system restore. Then the TV would work, but not the FM. Tech Support was Ok.
Summary: What can I say about the Winfast TV USB II Deluxe. It is a great TV tuner for your PC. It is a USB device so it doesn't have to be installed on your motherboard. And it also acts as a USB hub. Amazing. It has gotten universally postive reviews on Amazon.com. Until now. The reason is, this device does not support, or is not supported by any 3rd party software on the market. Anyone who uses a TV tuner knows that the way to go is 3rd party software to menu the device.