So, the Compro VideoMate TV Gold Plus is a very good competitor on the market of internal tuners thanks to its technical characteristics, serviceability and a great number of unique features. It really deserves the respectful attitude. The black PCB, gold-plated connectors and a colorful sticker on the tuner look attractive. The monster from X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. Before turning off the PC displays the warning.
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Compro VideoMate TV Gold Plus Tuner Review
So, let’s start from the very beginning. We couldn’t reject such a praiseworthy initiative as well as let down our readers. Such solution makes its installation into the PCI slot simpler but it’s impossible to take out the tuner without removing the adapters, and they do not go out easily at that. It also can be solved the following way: Compro Technology is hardly known on our market. Write a comment below.
The Snapshot option doesn’t make so good impression as there’s no gallery which is usually supported in alternative programs. When I began cleaning it up from the noise I found out that the number of frequencies increased twice.
With the Fine Tune enabled the program tries tuning frequencies on the fly in case of unstable reception.
The developers are going to include videlmate forced auto scanning in the next versions but I think it’s better to let users choose themselves, because it’s simpler to tick off channels if you know the frequencies than to wait for the scanning to stop though in my case it took only a minute and disable undesirable channels.
The remedy is clear, right? Besides, the designers use hard high-quality cardboard with the words stamped out. Also, I wish the jpeg format were supported as well.
Stations can be edited and deleted or frequencies can be entered manually and saved. That was how the guys at Compro explained the forced auto scanning. Maybe it’s reserved for future? There is one more, last, bug. Even brand-name electronic companies rarely offer such things.
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And this one just nicely fits in the hand. The image quality is really good; but I can’t say whether it was the tricks above that helped. However, it’s not that important and it can be even better for an inexperienced user.
Lame’s codec installed in the system was ignored by the program. The black PCB, gold-plated connectors and a colorful sticker on videimate tuner look attractive.
COMPRO Videomate Gold Plus II M505 FM TV Tuner Card (PCI Slot Required)
And we are not through yet. What a surprise – all the stuff fit into a single tab. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. Secondly, the Picture Purifying Technology supported improves reception and image quality; it includes:.
This is what gpld hi-end products from mainstream ones, and it’s especially pleasant if the price remains affordable. When all the settings were made in the program menu do not neglect the codecs of Windows Media Player 9. I was wrong saying in the EZ-TV review that there’s nothing to add to the scheduler: The company’s biased towards innovative solutions in their products.
Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Additional features I can’t but show you the picture from Compro’s site that demonstrates how the Timeshifting works No problems were revealed while we tried this function. The stuff recorded can be then viewed in a special window that doesn’t touch the main one. Sound quality was pretty good both in the FM and in TV modes.