Now, if only someone would get around to releasing a PCIe sound card With most recent motherboards only including two or three PCI slots, you could put an HDTV tuner in one of those slots and place an analog tuner in an X1 slot. You get a large selection of CyberLink products with the package, and while several are “Lite” versions, they’ll still suffice for most people: Computer power has been progressing in leaps and bounds though, so it may well be time to revisit the whole ‘computer as media centre’ phenomenon and see what has been gained. The other tuner we tested based on this chipset had extremely high system requirements, something that the MSI version does not share. Interestingly, ATI claims that “frames will never be dropped” during video representation. Like most mainstream TV-tuner chipsets, the Theatre Pro does not handle high-definition TV, nor can it decode or change channels on digital cable or satellite signals without additional components.
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Theater PRO product is for the home PC user who craves a superior home theater experience on wti computer. The bit encoding engine boasts 2D 5-line comb filtering and a 3D comb filter.
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Probably not, but it doesn’t hurt to have it. Also note that the remote is technically from CyberLink and is made to work with 550prro above software, so if you were to purchase a different Theater card, you would get some other remote. So often other companies are not as responsive.
Beginners Guides Cases and Tyeater. With the main difference being PCIe vs.
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MPEG 2 video and audio encoding is integrated into the chip, taking the load off your system’s processor. The PowerColor card is obviously inferior to the other cards in a few ways.
This means that owners of HD TVs need not apply, and owners should be prepared to use their own remotes to change channels on digital or satellite boxes, as the tuner card cannot do this by itself. The maximum number of supported tuners under Windows MCE is four: As we’ve just said, the ATI Theatre Pro chip is also a digital audio processor, and it receives the audio stream at the same time as the video stream.
Most people probably don’t go that extreme and good luck getting a clean signal if you split a coaxial input more than four waysbut it’s still something to consider. Also it offers access to all recording settings for professional users: The audio is digitized with the bit analog to digital converter before being sent for MPEG encoding.
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You get a large selection of CyberLink products with the package, and while several are “Lite” versions, they’ll still suffice for most people: PCI, hopefully we won’t see any change in quality. Log in Don’t have an account? Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. To shut down PowerCinema, you actually press the “Home” button twice.
With most recent motherboards only including two or three PCI slots, you could put an 5550pro tuner in one of those slots and place an analog tuner in an X1 slot. The remote is definitely more attractive than the Fusion atl, but the MyHD remote is still the smallest of the three. In our experience with the chipset, a 1GHz processor with MB of memory and several gigabytes of hard drive space to spare should be considered the minimum to get the best out of the chipset.
Like most mainstream TV-tuner chipsets, the Theatre Pro does not handle high-definition TV, nor can it decode or change channels on digital cable or satellite signals without additional components. Besides the card, you once again get a remote, a USB infrared receiver, and a software bundle.
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A noise-reduction engine is also built into the chip to reduce visual static from the original video signal. We’ve already reviewed one Theatre based product and found it to be the best TV-tuner we had yet looked at.
Duh – as if that’s not totally clear As we’ve mentioned already, though, there’s a theatdr difference between doing something, and doing it well.
As with the Fusion remote, be careful of the power button, as you can accidentally shut down the PC or put it in suspend mode rather than just turning off the software interface.
As you probably know, MSI makes a wide range of computer products, including many videocards powered by ATI chipsets, so making a TV-tuner based on the Theatre Pro chipset does not seem like much of a stretch theatwr the company. This is definitely a new wrinkle, as previous ATI TV-tuning chips did not process audio at all, and it 5550pro done by other components. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
This is interesting since we hteater assume that making sure the Pro is running in a system with enough horsepower to keep up with it is the only way that ATI could afford to make a statement like this.