Reviews and Problems with MSI Digi@nywhere A/D Plus
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don't buy unless you know what your doing
George c., Newegg
21 January 2013
Summary: Got the driver/software installed, card shows correct instal in devices. Can't scan and tune any channels. The software is erratic, fm tuner scans and finds channels but when I try to use the interface to select them it won't let me do it.
Cons: no tech support I could find, poorly written software, poorly written manual. Couldn't find information or solutions posted anywhere online. No apparent support for linux
Summary: This tuner card is misrepresented in the New Egg catalog as being able to receive digital QAM cable. In retrospect had a paid better attention to the low rating feedback I would never have purchased this tuner card.
Pros: Receives anilog cable and Digital broadcast signals just fine.
Cons: I purchased this card to receive unscrambled digital QAM signal from my cable provider. The short version is that this card is not able to allow Windows Media Center to connect to the unscrambled Digital QAM signal. Yes my cable company does transmit some unscrambled stations and my HDTV does dis...
Great Hardware, possibly QC issues, quirky software
25 December 2012
Summary: I wanted to update my previous post but do not know how to do it Newegg reviews so I am posting a new review. My previous post mentioned the fact that the card would only work with analog cable signals and no OTA. I have an amplified attic antenna for OTA so poor signal strength was not an issue.
Pros: Great Hardware - final I get crystal clear HDTV on my PC. Very responsive warranty service.
Cons: Software is quirky. Sparse software documentation.
Summary: When scan for channels, often finds over a hundred, but some are repeated a dozen times. So the right ones need to be selected after the search. Also, would be great if someone will be able to advise the simple program instead of TotalMedia.
Pros: Installation into the computer PCI slot was simple; software also got installed without problems. A contrary to what some folks are saying: it receives some free digital channel over the antenna. Also important - picture quality is almost equally good, as on TV screen.
Cons: The software it comes with, is ..quirky, to be polite. Looks nice, reminds me WMC of Win7. Very large program (TotalMedia, >200MB, old - from 2009, can not be updated though), crashes pretty often when you select a channel (but never crashed when was just watching TV).
Pros: none cannot get windows media to recognize and the included software crashes on finish -- running windows 7 pro 64
Cons: Cannot get unit to respond to windows media or software to "finish" -- after several reinstalls, I will consider this a payment to the school of hard knocks for lessons payment -- no MSI for me--
Cons: I bought this for the FM tuner... and wouldn't you believe it!? It doesn't even work?! The manual doesn't even tell you how to setup the radio and I plugged in the antenna in the card and it doesn't pickup anything... Wow! It is either the antenna is a piece of trash or the card itself is a piece...
Summary: I am buying this as a 2nd OTA ATSC tuner for my HTPC. It works as expected once I installed the driver. I don't like that the driver on disc is identical on their website which is like 3-4 years old. I am only using it with my 7MC x64.
Pros: ATSC works as expected. FM tuner is nice to have but not needed. PCI card with low profile bracket. Great for older M/B with low profile cases.
Cons: Bad reviews on Newegg. Driver not updated since release.