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    Name: TV Master + FM
    Company: Phoebe Micro
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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsVideo Jun 20th, 2019 - 10:27 AM EST
    Phoebe Micro TV Master + FM
    Author: Paul Mazzucco
    Date Posted: February 27th, 2002
    SLRating: 6.5/10
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    Pros & Cons

    Pros

    • Price. It can be found for ~$50 USD.
    • Radio: Great reception (far better than my stereo), and preprogrammed stations is nice.

    Cons

    • Image quality: for the most part, it was similar to the TV Wonder, though a few channels came in weak.
    • Documentation: While not really needed, it's nice to have a quality manual around, and this product does NOT have it.
    • Responsiveness: This product is, for lack of a better term, LAGGY.
    • Remote: The remote absolutely sucks. Not enough bad things can be said about it.

    Conclusion

    For all my ranting, this card isn't ALL bad. The software, while easy to use and intuitive, is slow and unresponsive. I have ended up using ATI's software instead of the included software, as it will change channels and volume much much faster. However, that means I lose the remote control - one of the major draws (in theory). I love having radio. The radio is arguably the best part of this card. Of course, the TV part is heavily lacking due to the remote's lack of….everything. For anyone who channel surfs, this card is NOT for you. For those who turn the TV on and leave it there, or listen to the radio a lot, this card is an option, but the cons should be heavily weighed too. I would call this the FM Master + TV Slave, not what Phoebe called it.

    SLRating: 6.5/10

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