Diamond All-in-Wonder HD Premium 5000 Reviewgotdamojo06 - February 28, 2011
Category: Video Cards
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So maybe you have a new TV in your living room, but you don't know everything you may want to connect. You may want to build a computer to control your new TV and surround system, but where do you start? What would you need to put into this setup to be able to watch TV, play DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and stream online content? Well the first thing that you may want to look into is getting a TV Tuner card and a video card that is going to be able to give you the ability to support DVD and Blu-ray playback. That is where Diamond Multimedia comes into the mix with its All-in-Wonder HD Premium 5000 pack. Not only to you get a TV Wonder 750 PCIE card, but also an AMD Radeon HD5570 video card along with some accessories. I am curious to see exactly how well these two cards perform when they are put up against the competition.
The packaging for the Diamond All-in-Wonder HD Premium 5000 is quite simple. The Diamond logo is in the upper left hand corner with the PCI-E 1024MB GDDR3 and Radeon Graphics tags in the upper right hand corner. Toward the top of the package, in the center, is the All-in-Wonder HD Premium 5000 name with the tag under it saying "Turn Your PC into the Ultimate Digital Home Entertainment Center". Underneath are a few of the features of the combo package, such as HDMI with 7.1 Channel Surround Sound, High Definition Blu-ray Playback, and the ability to Watch, Pause, and Record Live HDTV on your PC. Toward the bottom of the package is a computer monitor with a film reel, letting you know that you will be able to watch HD movies and TV on your computer. Taking a look at the back of the package shows everything that is included in the package — the HD5570 Graphics Card, the TVW750 PCIE HDTV Tuner Card, the TVW750 Remote Control, the TVW750 Antenna, and your accessories. At the top of the back is a nice blurb giving you a more in-depth detailed description of the Diamond All-in-Wonder HD Premium 5000 package.
Opening the packaging reveals two smaller white boxes. One box contains the AMD HD5570 Graphics Card and its accessories, while the other box contains the TVW750 card and its accessories. The associated installation CD and documentation are also included in each box, making it easier to know what goes with what. Each card is wrapped in its own anti-static bag to keep it safe during the shipping process, as well as the un-boxing process.
Now that we know what the packaging looks like, we should take a closer look at the cards themselves and their accessories.