ATI All-In-Wonder HD, A Legend Returns

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When ATI was acquired by AMD a few years ago, one product that seemed to fall off of the new corporate radar was ATI's All-In-Wonder line of Graphics/TV-Tuner hybrid cards. This was an area of the market where ATI had exclusivity, yet we haven't seen a new All-In-Wonder offering since May 2006. Rest assured however, ATI has not abandoned the All-In-Wonder, they've simply been working on the next iteration of the Graphic/TV-Tuner stalwart, with their latest offering coming in the form of the ATI All-In-Wonder HD.

Back on 2004, ATI released its first HDTV Wonder TV card and now, four years later, they've merged HDTV capabilities with a graphics card, which is the culmination of the new All-In-Wonder HD we'll be looking at here today. In the four years since the HDTV Wonder was released, a lot has changed. While its HDTV Tuner for the PC was one of the first of its kind, the market may not have been ripe for such a product, with limitations of OTA digital signal, and a bulky antenna, being a major detractor. Today however, with the change over to DTV broadcasting immanent, this could be a prime time to offer a hybrid class card that can grow with the new transmission medium of Digital broadcasting.

The All-In-Wonder HD continues on the All-In-Wonder path of melding a graphics card with the latest TV-Tuner technologies into a single package. With this version, the All-In-Wonder HD breaks new ground, being the first All-In-Wonder to bring ClearQAM support to the mix. Click the link below and check it out...

ATI All-In-Wonder HD, A Legend Returns



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Lev_Astov replied on Mon, Aug 18 2008 10:54 AM
But it still has no HDMI or component in! That's what I need. Looks like I'll still be going with the $350 Blackmagic Intensity Pro. How disappointing.

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Aug 18 2008 12:34 PM

 And no Linux drivers for it as of yet, looking at their site.  :(

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I have upgraded 4 graphics cards since my last tv tuner upgrade. HD tuner would be nice. Is it still over the air HD only?

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warlord replied on Mon, Aug 18 2008 5:32 PM

I still have an all in wonder pro around the house thats worked great for 8 yrs. Ati is solid with these cards.

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ice_73 replied on Tue, Aug 19 2008 12:04 AM

amd/ati would have a unstopable comination if they used a modern gpu. something like a 4870, would make this the king of multi-media. it they put this on a 4870x2, that will be the end all video card of the year. i dont see why they used an old gpu architecture

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I wonder how much the digital tuners cost to make. If they throw one on all there gpus?

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warlord replied on Tue, Aug 19 2008 9:01 AM

I would think it would get costly. To throw an extra chip that cost possibly just 2 or say 6 dollars x's say 25,000 cards to make considering amd is already in a pinch having this price war with intel. I know i would be cutting cost at every tun to keep the lights on and stock holders smiling. Just after i post this though there will probably leak out a how to and a bios for it Smile

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Aug 19 2008 5:16 PM

Lol I ordered the first All in Wonder on the first pc I built. Worked great for years I think it is still somewhere in my mothers basement. Was gonna send it in on one of those send us the oldest video cards you have contests. I think I bought it in 1994. Oh and as far as I know it still works.

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warlord replied on Thu, Aug 21 2008 7:08 PM

Yeah they really have been great cards

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