Diamond GC500 HD Video Capture Device Review
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Specifications, Pricing and Availability
About Diamond Multimedia
For over two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the graphics, sound and communications industries and a key player in launching the multimedia revolution. Our mission is to provide our customers with the latest quality technology combined with outstanding service and support.
Diamond offers a complete multimedia solution featuring ATI Radeon graphics cards, TV tuners, USB display adapters, video capture devices, sound cards, modems, and electronics accessories all from one convenient location.
Diamond video cards use the latest technology to offer the best solutions for gaming, home media and business applications. Powered by ATI Radeon Graphics from AMD, Diamond is continuously striving to manufacture the highest quality video cards to ensure reliability and stability in your computer system.
Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America and Europe through retailers, resellers and systems integrators as well as top technology product distributors. Diamond products stand for performance, quality and value. Our corporate headquarters are located in Chatsworth, California.
The specifications of the GC500 list the package contents, warranty lifespan, general product information, system requirements and the specifications. Out of all of the information listed the most important pertain to the connection types and system requirements, as these explain exactly what is need to ensure the device works properly.
Most users are going to easily exceed the system requirements, as only 256MB of system memory, an Intel Pentium 4 processor and 1GB of available hard drive storage is required. Additionally, the system must be running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 and have a USB 2.0 compatible port.
Pricing and Availability
At the time of this review there are currently three etailers that sell the Diamond GC500; Newegg, Amazon and CompSource. Two of the etailers have the unit in stock, but Newegg has it listed at $69, while CompSource is selling it for $86. Since both the companies list the price differently we reached out to Diamond to see what the MSRP is and it turns out Newegg is selling it at the listing price, while CompSource has slightly inflated the price.