Power Color Theater 550 Pro Pro Reviews
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"The Theatre 550 Pro from PowerColor packs some great technology into a small package. I was surprised to see them sending out only PCI versions of this TV tuner card, but PCI or PCI-E will provide you with some great performance and video quality. I was honestly amazed at the quality of video that this card provides both in recorded and real-time video. The use of 16MB of DDR memory, the integrated digital comb filter and hardware MPEG-2 encoding reduces the load on the CPU and makes this card one heck of a power house."
"There's little in terms of features and accessories to set it far apart from the competition, though the fact that it uses a PCIe interface certainly helps. We were a little hesitant about how well CyberLink's PowerCinema 4 would perform, given our relatively unpleasant experience with PowerCinema 3. But fortunately PowerCinema 4 is a much better piece of software, with an easy to manage interface, and without the sluggish performance of PowerCinema 3. We actually enjoyed using PowerCinema this time."
"If some of the software concerns could be addressed this would be a great product. As it stands, it is merely a good product because of the frustrations with the UI but luckily enough this can (and should be) remedied. We should note that clunky UI is not limited to just the Cyberlink software solution but seems to somewhat problematic in a lot of the software PVR implementations so this is easily avoided. Despite my grievances with the PowerCinema software, the PowerColor Theater 550Pro is likely one of the best TV Tuners currently available on the market as far as the hardware goes."
"If you are looking to add or replace a TV tuner to your PC, I would highly recommend that you put this card at the top of your list to consider."
"...the Powercolor Theatre 550 Pro is a clear step up in terms of picture quality, vidcap quality and frame rate smoothness, and as such we feel comfortable recommending it. Just make sure you've got some good quality multimedia software to back it up."