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Olympia 5102/2

Olympia 5102/2
alaScore 83

21 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites.

Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

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works great

 

I did first try it with a AMD FM2 motherboard and I did have issues. with windows 8. and windows 7. I had to rewind the video to get video to work even changing channels every time I had to wait a second then rewind . this was discouraging . then I...

I have not had any issues using with a Intel system. channel changing is fast. rewind fast forward no delays. all works as it should even in windows 8. and windows 8.1 64bit. though the AMD system I tried it with read other thoughts

noda. just the obvious only 4 tuners :) lol ; if I buy another for a total of 8 tuners I will have to rent another cable card

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Beat the cable company!

 

Works best with a dedicated home theater pc running windows7. Does Not have to be expensive hardware. IT takes the place of a Cable box! I bought 2, stream 8 channels of video around the house, also to my phone, and Galaxy Tablet. Forget the hopper....

Finally some revenge on cable tv. You can 1)watch or record or stream up to 4 "scrambled" premium channels at one time and 2)record to a unlimited DVR=hard drive 3) save $20+/mth not having to rent a cable box/dvr. The cable techs are stunned

Not cons but know what you are doing. Someone wrote it took them 2 weeks to get a cable card & until then it was worthless, well duh! And they blame the card because Microsoft doesn't include media center on Win8, duh again ; Watch your billing from...

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Nice Alternative

 

I bought this to replace a hauppauge cable tuner, as I knew I'd need more than 2 channels. Couldnt get it working on my SageTV server at first, but I think something go jammed up with WMC for the setup since the hauppauge was installed initially. Got...

None. The only thing I could complain about was it not working on the SageTV server but that seems to be a WMC issue. I'm sure that there is a way to fix it but not worth the trouble to investigate. Worked great on the virtual server running WMC

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Good hardware - WMC is TERRIBLE

 

The device works very well. The Ceton software works fine ; HOWEVER, the Microsoft software that is required to USE the device is all but worthless

Windows Media Center (WMC) is TERRIBLE. You can never count on WMC to work when you've schedule the recording of a show or movie. When it works, it's great. But it is so unreliable you can never predict when you'll get the recording. I recorded several...

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Pen Pals

 

I was hoping to have fun with my new toy, and save a bit from cable box rental fees. What I received in listed in the "Cons" The big positive is the resale value. Reselling it limits the loss

I gained a new hobby with Ceton's InfiniTV Tuner device. That is being a Pen Pal to their tech support. Although I purchased it on 2/28/13, it was not operational until the cable card was installed a few weeks later. From that point forward, I have...

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A big let down

 

There were none

Installedthe Ceton software on Windows 7.It did not work no matter what I tried. I am a very knowledgable person when it comes to technology. I did everything I needed to do. Tried two cable cards for pairing. Both were paired correctly (Ceton's...

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Drivers cause Win8 crashes

 

I'm considering a return. We need a working solution, not a project to chew up time. Ceton had plenty of time to get ready for Microsoft's release of Windows8, so telling it's existing customers not to upgrade does not prevent the problem for all the...

An excellent design concept, providing Windows Media Center computers, including laptops, with four cable-card assisted tuners for live cable TV. The tuner quickly paired with a multi-stream cablecard which has been used previously with a HD Tivo DVR....

Like most computer-based live TV solutions, the problem is with the software. Ceton discussion groups show that their software has caused serious memory leaks and crashes on each new release of both their own products, and Windows Media Center. With...

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Great Product (When it works)

 

Of all the tuner cards I've tried (HDTV Wonder, WinTV dual tuner, Fusion HDTV, Hauppauge HD PVR), this is the ONLY one that actually works consistently and in HD. Having said that, I should note their support is sub-par and pretty much worthless. I was...

Great HD tuner ; May be networked

Only compatible with WMC ; Can only connect one unit per PC

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Works as adverstised

 

It took took me 5 minutes to install and 12 minutes wait with the cable company to get the cablecard authorized. This is quite an upgrade compared to the Hauppauge card I used to have.

Easy to install. Good interface with Windows Media

None so far

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Great

 

Works great

Runs quite hot though

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-in Camera: No
Cordless Phone Standard:DECT
Hands Free Functionality: No
Loudspeakers: No
Low Radiation: No
MMS Functionality: No
Polyphonic Ringtones: No
SIM Reader: No
SMS Function: No
Video Phone: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet: No
ISDN Port:No / Yes
USB: No

Display

Backlight Illumination: No
Number of Display Colours:Monochrome

General Features

Recording System:Not Applicable
System Phone: No
Type:Cordless Phone

IP Telephony

H.323 VoIP-Protocol: No
IP Phone: No
SIP-Standard (Session Initiation Protocol): No

Memory

Display of Calling Number: Yes
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