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DVD Playing heaven with this top-notch card.

Advantages: Low system requirements. Superb Playback.
Disadvantages: Interface looks a little old, Remote control hard to get.

The Sigma Design Hollywood MPEG decoder card is the best hardware decoder for you PC. I originally bought a really cheap job of a decoder, for around 30 quid, tried it out, could not for the life of me to get it work - even the shop I bought it from could ...

Steve_pc 20.11.2001 · Read full review
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King of Decoder Cards

Advantages: Just Great
Disadvantages: None

I have owned a Hollywood Plus decoder card for nearly 2 years now and can say it is far better that a PC with just a DVD hardware enabled graphic card, When I first purchased the card I was using it with Intel 233MMX socket 7 CPU and a Sony DDU220E DVDROM ...

Union 14.03.2001 · Read full review
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Better than a standalone

Advantages: Perfect picture, sound, multireigon, tv out, digital out, can "remove" macrovision, remote control
Disadvantages: none what-so-ever

This is the daddy of MPEG decoder cards. I bought one of these in August 1999 and have had nothing but joy. This card is perfect, TV out, got it, hardware"" sound decoding? got it. Mutlireigon? Got it. Can "disable" copy protection? yep. Picture q ...

gtajedi 17.07.2000 · Read full review

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The best PC-DVD decoder card, but...

Advantages: Sharp high quality picture, DTS and Dolby Digital audio ouput. TV output.
Disadvantages: No real disadvantages.

This is without a doubt the best hardware PC-DVD player on the market for consumers. I purchased mine back in the days where there was some competition in the PC-DVD market. Currently, there are other contenders out there that produce a quality piece of ...

trungn 13.07.2001 · Read full review
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The best DVD decoder card by far

Advantages: Lots of useful features, great playback quality
Disadvantages: If you're using a high-resolution desktop, some slight degradation of picture clarity may be noticeable

The H+ card is, without a doubt, the best DVD decoder card available on the market right now. Even most of it's "competition" are just different cards which use the same chipset (like the Creative DXR2) or just plain old carbon copies re-badged (like the ...

JimThorley 03.02.2001 · Read full review
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