Diamond PVR560 XtremeTV Tuner CardFormer staff writer -
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Price: $57.99 USD
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Have you seen any previews of TV shows coming up and got all excited, thinking this is something that you would really like to see? But when the day finally arrives, you are either busy or just plain forgot about it and then reality hits - you missed it! I know how frustrating and disappointing this can be, because I have done it many times myself. I need to find something that will take care of this problem for me. Perhaps this review of the Diamond PVR560 Xtreme TV tuner card will shed some light on a solution for me. This is a somewhat watered-down version as it does not come with the mini-firefly remote. Diamond Multimedia has made a product that just may be the solution to those missed shows and a whole lot more. Is it truly extreme? Let us find out.
With its corporate headquarters in Chatsworth, California, Diamond Multimedia has transformed over the recent years. The company has been making sound, communication, and graphics hardware for more than two decades. While many companies have to specialize in one or two areas to survive these days, Diamond has integrated all of their differing technologies under one brand, to give the user a complete experience.
The box that this TV card came in is rather non-descript. It is a plain white box, much like you would get an OEM piece of hardware in. The only difference is the descriptive paper attached to the top of it.
Inside the box we have the TV card, instruction manual, software CD, an audio breakout cable, an RCA cable, an FM antenna, an S-Video cable and an adapter from RCA to S-Video. The TV card has a PCI interface.
The connections on the faceplate of the card will accept the cables that you will need to connect to make it all work. These connections are the coaxial for hooking up your TV source, a port to connect the FM antenna, an S-Video port which you can convert to an RCA port, and the audio-in port.