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Date: November 24th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: ATI Technologies
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW, FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS



A total PCI Express Multimedia Solution:


ATI introduces the All-in-Wonder X800 XL Edition which provides a total multimedia experience on your PC. Get video editing and TV/PVR and 3D cinematic gaming included in ONE easy-to-install card. All-in-Wonder X800 XL delivers a home entertainment system for the digital hobbyist, serious gamer, videographer, TV or movie fan, and just about anybody who wants to turn their PC into an audio/video entertainment hub. The All-in-Wonder X800XL features a top quality 3D graphics engine, TV tuner, PVR, FM support, great free software, and all the connectors you need to turn your PC into a Multi-media blockbuster.


Greatest Graphics Power


All-in-Wonder X800 XL delivers an extremely smooth, responsive High-Definition gaming experience with full support for DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL™ 2.0. Accelerated video processing delivers high-quality video playback with user-programmable video effects, reduced video noise, and supports many video encoding/decoding standards including MPEG 1/2/4, Real Media, DivX, and Microsoft® Windows® Media Video 9.


Enormous Entertainment Value


ATI's acclaimed Multimedia Center™ integrated software suite supports your need for a home theater quality multimedia experience.


The All-in-Wonder X800 XL supports high definition-ready TV output, DVD, and video recording and playback work. Included is full on-demand PVR functionality for recording programs on your hard drive, FM Stereo reception, digital audio recording and playback, and imbedded DVD burning capability.


Superior Customer Support


ATI's Catalyst® Control Center is the world's most feature-rich and stable 3D acceleration control application, and automatically configures your system with optimal settings. In the unlikely event of a graphics hang, ATI's VPU Recover automatically resets the graphics processor so you can continue without interruption or data loss. With frequent updates, reliable customer service, and an interactive user feedback program, ATI's Catalyst® Control Center is backed by ATI's technical confidence, industry-leading capability, and uncompromising commitment to creating your ultimate visual experience.


Highlights:

  • Watch up to 125 channels on your computer

  • Personal Video Recorder functionality allows users to record programs on your hard drive, pause live TV and resume broadcasts on your schedule

  • Listen to Stereo FM on your PC

  • Gemstar GUIDE Plus+™ provides free interactive programming guides to select, schedule and record your favorite shows

  • Control your computer from a distance using your Remote Wonder™ PLUS or MCE Remote Control** (optional)

  • Easily capture and edit your home videos and burn to DVD's/Video CD

  • Enjoy dual tuner capabilities such as Picture-in-Picture with ATI's MultiView™ *

  • Theatre 200 video decoder powers your PC with high quality video

  • Transfer high-definition component video output via a YPrPb adapter

  • DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcast-Terrestrial)portable and mobile TV support in Europe

  • Windows® XP Media Center Edition compatible

  • Includes free software:

    • Pinnacle Studio 9

    • ATI Bonus DVD

    • Gemstar GUIDE Plus+®

    • Muvee AUTOPRODUCER


* Additional ATI PCI TV Wonder™ required
** MCE Remote Control is compatible with Windows® XP Media Center Edition optional and can be purchased separately



System Requirements

  • Requires connection to your PC's internal power supply for operation. A 300W power supply or greater is recommended in cases where several other internal devices are installed

  • Intel® Pentium® 4/Celeron™, AMD® Athlon® or compatible with a PCI Express x16 lane graphics slot

  • 128MB of system memory (256MB or higher recommended)

  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive

  • DVD playback requires DVD drive

  • Interactive Program guide requires Internet connection for listing updates

  • Remote control receiver requires available USB port

  • 1 GHz minimum processor speed for MPEG-2 video capture

  • 3.0GHz or equivalent minimum CPU is recommended for software encoding requirements of Windows® Media Center


Graphics Technology

  • Radeon® X800 XL Graphics Processing Unit


Memory Configuration

  • 256MB of double data rate memory


Operating Systems Support

  • Windows® XP (Home and Professional, Service Pack 2*)

  • Windows® XP Media Center 2005 1


* Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition is currently not supported


Display Support

  • One display (VGA or DVI) simultaneously connected with a TV or VCR

  • One display (VGA or DVI) simultaneously connected with a VGA display

  • YPrPb output adapter (available in North America)

  • SCART output adapter (available in Europe)

TV-tuner Requirements


TV signal from amplified antenna or cable. Versions available for:

  • NTSC (North America, Japan and Latin America*)

  • Universal PAL/Secam/DVB-T (Europe and International PAL/Secam/DVB-T countries)

  • MulTView™ requires additional supported ATI PCI TV Wonder™ card, compatible motherboard and soundcard


*Features vary from country to country and depending on the television standard. Note that Latin American countries using the PAL M and PAL N standards including Argentina and Brazil are supported by the NTSC version.


Connectors

  • DVI-I and VGA

  • Stereo audio, S-video, and composite video inputs and outputs

  • External stereo connections to sound card's line input and output

  • YPrPb Output adapter (available in North America)

 

 


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