Date: April 2nd, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: ATI Technologies Inc.
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Contents (again cont'd)
Included with the box load of hardware, also came a considerable software suite, including the following:
The Drivers Disk (Get the latest ones off the ATI website after you have installed the included drivers, then update)
A copy of Ulead Video Studio ver5.0
A copy of Expendable (Now, I'm not impressed with this mediocre game to test the features of the new card, but it's better than nothing)
Now if you have any pressing questions on the card, open these two concise manuals for all your troubleshooting problems.
Use of the Videocard
Now for the purpose of this review, I, for the love of god cannot go through all the features included in this package. The remote included is fully featured and will do all the appropriate things that a remote control can do. All you have to do is install the batteries in it, plug the receiver into your USB port, let the driver automatically install, restart your machine and viola!!! DONE!! It can change channels, raise and lower the volume, maximize your screens whether in DVD playing or TV, and can act as a mouse for you if you want to change videos from another room. Play around with it and you become a pro with all its perks in about 1 hour. The software included is flawless and the 3d gaming is very good even though that is not the primary purpose of this card. I for one am a gamer, but the features for the price is the draw, it's just too good of a buy!
Also try out the included TV guide software which can be personalized to the listings in your area and enables you to sort shows by time, your favourite actor etc. Also you can record a show for later viewing if you would like. Check it out!!!