The other half lies in its 3D prowess. You can even schedule recordings so if you’re a fan of a certain talk show or some such, you can program that to record daily. For many, many moons now, ATI’s All-in-Wonder line of video cards have been a dominating force in the market of truly multimedia video cards. Video-in, regardless of the type of connection, looks fantastic at the higher capture settings. Also note that all settings were set to their highest for each game unless otherwise noted on the benchmark see Doom 3 benches. Home theater PCs have been more and more common in living rooms over the past few years than ever before, and many HTPC owners opt for an All-in-Wonder of some sort to power their rig.
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As mentioned, the recording quality is great. ATI has an All-in-Wonder X XT in the works that should hopefully be seeing a release in the very near future, but as of today this is the fastest All-in-Wonder on the market. Looking at the benchmarks we can see that the All-in-Wonder X Pro is capable of running games like Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 at anywhere between 40 and 50 frames-per-second at x Hardcore gamers will want to step up to a beefier card and maybe opt for a dedicated TV tuner card, however.
So for example, if you’re a big fan of Edward James Olmos, you can see a listing of every show he’ll be in for the next couple weeks or so. As well, ATI sells an optional component domino connector box for output, but you’ll have to order that separately.
Today we’re taking a look at the All-in-Wonder X Pro.
How much recording time you’ll get is a bit hard to determine since it seems that the files are compressed with variable bitrates. For example, we recorded some Fight Night: Other than that things work well, but the impatient need not apply. The actual recording and playback software is fairly straightforward, though there are a couple minor menu items that you’ll have to search for to find; for example, you can right-click anywhere on the application to set up a timed recording, but you have to right-click on the actual record button to see a list of what you’ve already scheduled to record.
Of course, you can manually hit the record button to capture video on the fly.
The PVR functionality is rather straight-forward as well. Capturing will generally be done with ATI’s own software, though once the card is properly installed you can use any Windows video supported application, like Microsoft’s own Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Premiere. You can record, pause and rewind TV, though only on one channel at a time.
The Video CD setting looks OK, ;ro it really should only be used for recording crap that you have no concerns over the quality of, or if you’re super low on disk space. The Longer setting looked great as well and saves quite a bit on disk space. Radio works in pretty much the same fashion as TV does. This certainly isn’t the fastest card on the market by a long shot, but for casual gamers it should do them fine.
The other half lies in its 3D prowess.
Video In The All-in-Wonder X Kn video-in capabilities are easily its strongest selling point and luckily its biggest strength as well. You can even schedule recordings so if you’re a fan of a certain talk show or some such, you can program that to record daily.
The interface for the PVR controls also leaves a bit to be desired; it’s functional, but not as nice as something like TiVo. The DVD and Good settings are very close in quality, and seeing as our testing resulted in reasonably woneer file sizes on average, you might as well pick the slightly higher-res DVD setting for most recordings.
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You can also search and get listings for things like movies, sports, actors and more. Video-in, regardless of the type of connection, looks fantastic at the higher capture settings.
It’s definitely a capable card, and it’s one of a few options out there in its price range, it’s the only one with all of the added multimedia features.
Using the same Good setting, we recorded 4: Setting up a recording is as easy as designating how often you want it to record once, daily, weekly, etc. For many, many moons now, ATI’s All-in-Wonder line of video cards have been a dominating force in the market of truly multimedia video cards. Conclusion As you can make out pdo the benchmarks, this card is capable of putting up some pretty reasonable numbers.
ATI All-In-Wonder X PRO ( MB) Overview – CNET
Rewinding is also very slow. Lower quality recordings obviously look worse, though they’ll work fine in a pinch when drive space is low and you’re capturing some random show off of network TV. You’ll get a frame update every few seconds, so if you’re trying to go back sonder to a certain play or a certain line, you’ll likely have to go back a bit and then watch up to it again.
Po images are much sharper and if you have a nice display, you’d have no problem surfing the ‘Net all day from your couch. Round 2 footage on the Good setting and a 5: For watching TV or what-have-you it’s fine, but for gaming, even a split-second is a problem.