“ ATI ALL-IN-WONDER Pro - Graphics adapter - RAGE PRO - PCI - 8 MB SGRAM - TV tuner - retail „
Ati All in Wonder propbably the only graphics card so far manufactured which allows you to play games, edit movies, watch TV, has DVD support and hear sound. The name for this card is spot on. This card so far goes upto 32MB works without giving any problems with 95, 98 and 98SE but does not allow all the features of the card when installed on Windows 2000 Pro or Windows 2000 Server. There is a slight bug in the first edition of this card i.e. when u come out of the TV you get the error saying illegal operation. This may be sorted out with more recent drivers. TV reception in both editions of the cards is not that good with a normal aerial but if amplified aerial is used then a big difference can be noticed regarding the TV reception. I tried plugging in my vhs and the quality is amazing.
I recently fitted an ATI All in Wonder Pro, not to enhance my graphics for gaming, but as a means to regain some access to a TV (tired of battling with my kids for the control of the zapper)and also so I could start importing and editing video. Its a great product, it does what it says on the can, and after a bit of hassle with the supplied CD software (better to download from their website) it works brilliantly. Its also a very simple and quick way to get grabs from live TV and video sources, and does away with the need to buy a digi camera if you only need still photographs for screen based applications.
The ATI All in Wonder Pro AGP is a good enough card for normal graphics and if you want to play 3D games which do not require 3dfx. It also has a TV Tuner with is able to use teletext, but the 'specalist' program which comes with it is completely useless as it thinks about trying to download all the pages from teletext first and then it decides to delete them and start again. Another good thing is that it supports MPEG 2. Overall a good card to buy, if you can get a price below a hundred pounds.
This card is a waste of money. A friend of mine has it (or rather had it before we ripped it out and returned it) and we were both greatly disappointed in it. It lets you take in both composite and S-video input which is good since you can opt for the better connection if you have the capabilities. The included software, "ATI Multimedia Center," is used for the TV tuner, video editor, and DVD player all have a consistent design so it is easy to navigate and use. Not a high learning curve here. However, the video editing is very limited. But the main problem is that the picture quality is just so-so. It isn't anything that you would want if you are a serious, hard-core video capture and editing hobbyist like myself. If you just want to do some plain captures and compress them to send to family members or mess around with, then this is a fine card. But, if you want to do some stuff that you can really show off and looks professional, save your money and buy a really good mjpeg card.
The ATI All-in-Wonder Pro PCI is an old card, however it currently comes in two versions, the older PCI with 16MB of memory or the newer 32MB AGP card. Both cards have the same features the only differences being the amount of memory and the slot. AGP or PCI for those of you who want TV input and output but your computer doesn't have a AGP slot then the PCI version is the way to go. This card does nearly everything you could want the card to do. It outputs to the TV via S-video and composite, you can record off the TV or VCR. It allows you to watch TV on your computer. It comes with video editing programs. I use this card to watch DVDs on a 28" TV and the quality is amazing. The only thing this card can't do is play Quake 3 at top res. High demand 3D gaming is beyond this card. If you want that get the new ATI card.
The All in Wonder Pro was an excellent Graphics card for it's time. It has a magnificent set of features but now has too much competiton to make a vaible option in todays PCs. It is only a PCI card so you should really be looking at an AGP version if your motherboard support it. The card has video in and out sockets so you can view your PC on a TV, or grab footage from tape. It also comes with a TV tuner which I found to be a bit of a novelty at first, but the novelty soon wore off.... The modulator for the Tuner means the card is quite bulky and you may have trouble fitting it in your machine, especially if you have a large heatsink on your CPU. This card could be ideal for a second machine , perhaps in the kids bedroom, so you don't have to get them a TV too ! But if it's for your main machine go for the AGP version instead...
ATI's ALL-IN-WONDER PRO is the complete all-in-one TV, graphics and video upgrade, which lets you experience the full potential of Windows. Enable Web TV and play exhilarating 3D games, and more - all with one solution.
Only ATI ALL-IN-WONDER PRO lets you maximize your Windows experience. One of its coolest features is Web TV for Windows, which brings interactive TV shows to your desktop, and all you need to use this feature is ALL-IN-WONDER PRO's built-in TV Tuner in your PC. It lets you do more on your PC than you ever imagined. Choose your own close-ups; schedule the viewing of your favorite shows, even scan through all available stations for an at-a-glance look at what's on. And if you miss something there is instant replay too! Use the "Hot Words" feature to watch TV for you and notify you when words or phrases you specify is detected in closed captioning. ALL-IN-WONDER PRO lets you capture still and moving images from VCRs, camcorders and laserdiscs, bringing digital video to any project. Make presentations, school projects and Web sites come to life!