Date: November 24th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: ATI Technologies
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For around US$295 you will receive the following.
- User's Manual
- Easy Setup Guide
- Matchware Mediator 7
- Serious Magic Visual Communicator
- Pinnacle Studio 9 (ATI Version)
- ATI Catalyst Driver & Software CD
Also included is an assortment of cables including an FM radio antenna, a S-Video and composite video cable, the main output dongle and a HDTV output patch cable. Whatever you are going to patching in or out of this card, you should be covered. Also included is this handle I/O dongle that handle all the multimedia connections to and from the card. The dongle also has a second monitor connection for dual analog monitor display if needed.
Outside of the standard monitor connections you have three I/O blocks that connect directly to the I/O dongle. I will be covering these connection more in the next section.
Yes, this package comes with the ever so revised standard Remote Wonder. This monitor allows the user to access most if not all of the multimedia features from anywhere within the room. This is great when you have this card installed in a HTPC.
And at last we have the new All in Wonder X800XL. The card adopted the same purple PCB we have seen in other higher end AIW models and has a newly designed low profile VPU/memory cooler labeled with a portrait of ATI's latest virtual babe. I will go into more detail in the next section.