Date: October 3rd, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: ATI
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ATI MULTIMEDIA CENTER BRIEFING (cont'd)
To play those comedy movie clips you have downloaded, a convenient File
Player is included. I found the player to take over the computer a little
too much seeing that I use Windows Media Player mostly and ATI kinda assumed
ownership of all the media file associations without my permission. A
little irritating, but reversible.
Got a Video CD you would like to view, well, it's included also.
Also, if you have a videocard capable of TV input like the Radeon series
of videocards from ATI or another brand, you can take advantage of the
cable tv viewing with their TV software which is simple and really easy
to use. I never thought I would like to watch TV while working, but I
find it more enjoyable sometimes than music.
CONCLUSIONS & AFTERTHOUGHTS
Do you have TV-out and are viewing movies in another room? Are you sick
of getting up and constantly walking back and forth to your room to pause
the movie or change programs. Or perhaps on the other hand, you are a
business man/woman that spends a great amount of time doing boardroom
presentations and would like some freedom from being tied to your computer
while going through your slideshows. If any of these traits sound familiar
or if you could find another use for such a versatile product, at $49USD,
I find this product to be quite affordable and would make life a lot easier
around the home and/or office. This is a great product and I use it everyday.
You will find that it incorporates itself into your computing life and
will make you more efficient in the workplace.
- Completely wireless
- Ability to work through walls and rooms
- Great Quality
- Full featured Media Suite
- Reasonably Priced
- File Player takes over Media file extensions without permission from
the user during installation.
- Needs to be more available in retail stores.
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