The first iteration of NVIDIA’s Personal Cinema unit met with some commercial success, but yet remained a fairly unpopular solution as few manufacturers supported the
concept and seemingly fewer customers were interested in the products. Advance a few years and even your typical “Average Joe” computer user has begun to
understand the multimedia capabilities that computers offer. It was an uphill battle, but with consumer acceptance of digital cameras and even better, their
video counterparts, computers have become an integral part of the media experience.
Since the launch of the Personal Cinema, NVIDIA has been slowly working on a new design, tweaking and improving the overall package. No doubt, NVIDIA has also been
feeling the heat of ATI’s popular All-In-Wonder lineup and as such may have been quite eager to get the new iteration of the Personal Cinema out the door. eVGA.com is the first
manufacturer to have launched a product featuring NVIDIA’s new Personal Cinema solution. eVGA’s current Personal Cinema offering is based upon a GeForce4 MX
440 8X AGP card.
The eVGA Personal Cinema unit arrives in a flashy box designed specifically for the unit, which showcases the
exclusive Personal Cinema features such as the remote and the audio/video
The included software is also listed atop the box. And it’s quite
a list: InterVideo WinDVR 2.0, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2.0 SE, Ulead VideoStudio
6.0 SE, NVIDIA NVDVD 2.0, Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon and America’s Army.
of the box allows you to see the included components as well as the serial
number and some info about the card. Opening the box revealed the blue support
sticker upon which eVGA informs the customer to immediately contact them in case
of any troubles with the card and not return it to the store, hence eliminating
the middleman in a troubleshooting situation. The components are tightly packed
and secured within the box to eliminate and mishaps that may occur during