Diamond TVW750USB ATI Theater HD 750 USB TV Tuner
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- ATSC, DVB-T,Clear-QAM Digital TV Support (unencrypted digital TV), PAL, SECAM.
- Intelligent Image Enhancement, Software MPEG Encoding, 12-bit Resolution Audio and Video Decoder.
- Please refer the user manual under product details for proper usage and troubleshooting steps.
- Must set the TV software on one channel usually 3 and then change channels manually on the set top box.
- Serial number for the software is located on the CD sleeve. Please refer the User Manual and the Installation & trouble shooting steps given beneath the Product Detail before use.
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I originally decided on another full-featured tuner that was around $90 and ordered it online for in-store pickup. When I got to the store I decided to see what else was on the shelves and discovered the Diamond TV Wonder 750U. It has/does everything that the one I'd ordered does - for half the price! (In fact, the Diamond does more, as it can pick up non-US signals, which may be handy when I travel overseas.) After careful deliberation I couldn't find any downside to choosing the less-expensive Diamond, so I went with that. And I'm very glad I did.
Setup was a snap. Within 10 minutes I was sitting on my patio watching the Chargers play the Bears in HD on CBS. Later I'm going to hook up my VCR and begin transfering my VHS home videos to digital files. I don't have a DVR in my cable box, but with my laptop now I can record, rewind, and fastforward. Add in the FM receiver (also with DVR - DAR? - capabilities) and my laptop is now a full-featured airwave-driven portable media center. Awesome!
[As you can see, I did not buy this product on Amazon.com, but I figure many people will be researching and buying it here, so I thought my experience might help.]
Symptoms of overheating: the device will turn itself off. The computer will tell you the "tuner is unavailable".
I took off the plastic cover (easily removed by two screws) and measured the temperature around the whole board. The highest temperature was 161 F. before the tuner would shut down.
There are two main chips on the board. I removed a heatsink off an old computer motherboard. I cut the heatsink to size using a dremel, a hack saw could work too. I then attached the heatsinks to the two chips and it is now rock solid. The highest temperature I've measured since doing this fix is 121 F.
Check out the pictures I uploaded in the photo's section.
If you're not willing to do this "fix" or one like it with a fan or something than I don't recommend this product. But if you think you can pull this off than it's a good little device.
I've had TV tuners in my computers for 15 years or more, usually ATI All-In-Wonder cards, so I'm quite familiar with performance of these units.
The TV Wonder 750U installed easily and works GREAT! The HD quality is top notch and the TV functions perfectly with Vista Windows Media Center.
I also installed the TV Wonder on my laptop and again, the TV Wonder 750U worked perfectly in Vista Windows Media Center.
I highly recommend this product!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great product, I even got it to work with Windows 10, it took some work as Diamond hasn't put out a windows 10 driver as of yet but it does work with Windoes 10, haven't found any... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Brian C.
Easy install. Item is decently encased/sturdy for a USB device. Dongle cords to relieve USB port stress from heavy cables..etc. Read morePublished 16 days ago by swa
Used this with windows 7, but it WON'T work with Windows 10 despite the Diamond Multimedia's website directions/download for Win10. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Tim
About the most critical reviews, they did post new drivers on the diamond web site for windows 8.1 and windows 10. Try them out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by To the max
I use this with Windows 7 and Windows Media Center, to watch local television stations sitting outside while enjoying my cigars. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Code Monkey
This Diamond HD 750 would be perfect, but the heat it generates is not conducive to long life.The main IC chip gets really hot. That chip is ball solder attached. Read morePublished 5 months ago by fran ab