PowerColor Theater 550 Pro PCI Express
Installation and Setup
Most current hardware has a very streamlined installation process. Since TV Tuners have become so popular, the installation process needs to be easy to satisfy every type of customer. After inserting the installation CD, you'll be prompted with a menu with your available setup options. Everything is clearly marked, and the whole process takes about 5 minutes(including a reboot). The drivers should be installed first, and then you'll need to go through the equally easy PowerCinema 4.0 setup. After a few clicks of the mouse, you'll be on your way to channel surfing on your PC. If however, watching TV on a single PC isn't enough for you, you'll notice the option to install the I-TV Server, which allows you to broadcast your TV signal across your home network, or even over the Internet.
Once the PowerCinema software is installed, you'll need to configure a few things. The setup will carefully walk you through each step, letting you choose different options such as screen ratio, and speaker setup. The setup will also give you the option of letting it auto detect your cable channels, as well as radio stations. After asking you a few more questions about setup preference, and registering your information, you'll be ready to start your media adventure. Now, the next big test for PowerColor's package, is to see how well PowerCinema 4 performs...