Another household discovers HDTV, PC DTV and FREE television

December 14, 2005

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For the past 7 years I had either Dishnetwork or DirecTv. A lot of it had to do with not being able to keep an outside antenna up for very long, due to the high winds we get off the Chesapeake Bay. Several months ago we realized we seldom watched the TV and when we did it was our local news station and PBS stations. We bought an antenna from Radio Shack that we could mount in the attic for the price of one months payment to the dish company and canceled the dish service. We haven’t been sorry. But the story gets better. I wanted to experience HDTV, but didn’t want to shell out the high cost of a new TV, since we don’t watch it that much. I stumbled onto the ATI HDTV Wonder board for the computer on sale of $99 (2 months of dish service). I purchased the board, since there is no cheaper way to get HDTV than this board. I was amazed with the quality of the picture and the little antenna that came with it, I figured was a joke, but I’m pulling in 25 HDTV channels form both the Washington and Baltimore area. That’s much better than what I can get on analog TV.

Now I’ve discovered TitanTV works with the ATI board I have, so now it will be easy for me to program what TV show I want to record. This has been my first day to try this and I haven’t had any success with it yet. I believe the problem is with my ATI software. I do have the latest files from ATI, but I believe I may have to remove and re-install all the software again, since a couple of other features in their software aren’t working correctly.

Keep up the good work!

Russ Moorhouse
Kent Island, MD