The first thing you will notice when unboxing this graphics card is that it's a very small card. Something else that you will probably notice is the fact that there is no fan, there is infact a nice big heatsink slapped on top of it. That's the good thing about this card, it's quiet (due to lack of fan) and it's so tiny! You can do a lot with this card.
The Diamond 2400Pro is a 64-bit card that has a 520 Mhz core clock. It also has 256mb of DDR2 memory that runs at 800Mhz. Quite astonishing for the price really. Something else about this card is that is has a unified video decoder built right in. It'll take care of H.264, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD whatever high definition stuff you want to watch is decoded on the actual graphics card not on the CPU. Which is most definately a positive thing for those of you out there who have smaller systems that are more conservative or if you have a lower powered CPU.
Although NOT a gaming card you would be very suprised. I was able to play Half Life, Stalker and Company of Heroes with this (Ok not on the highest resolutions) but it's still possible to get some good quality gameplay with this card. Another thing I like about this card is the fact it comes with a bracket which enables you to change the panel to a half height card. Included with the card comes a VGA to DVI adapter along with both S-Video-Composite Adapter and a component adapter.
So just to clarify. This is a cheap graphics card that has some very good features, can handle some older games and it seems to be very stable and compatible with many different things. The main reason I like this card is because when you are building a home theatre system and you are using this card it's very quiet. It shuts up and does it's job. It's also very small and takes stress off of your CPU while watching high definition films. I would definately reccomend it.