3D Audio Immersion heeft een review gepost van de Sigma Designs RealMagic Hollywood+ MPEG2 decoder. DVD's kunnen met dit kaartje via een beeldkwaliteit-verziekende loop-through kabel op een monitoren bekeken worden, of kunnen via de S-Video uitgang direkt naar de TV gepassed worden:
At this point in time, I was pretty disappointed in the card, particularly because it was touted as THE DVD decoder to get if you wanted the best experience from a computer. So far, the image quality can't hold its own to the Cinemaster powered Matrox DVD player that came with my G400Max. The colors are not as bright, the pitcure flickers, and there is less definition in the images. Now it was time to test the TV out feature of the card, and this is where my bad impression of the Hollywood+ was completely blown out of the water. I was awestruck as each and every movie that I fed my system came out bright and sharp on my TV just as smooth (if not, smoother) and detailed as my set-top DVD player. UNBELIEVABLE!!! All the menus were displayed properly. Watching Pleasnatville and The Matrix on my big screen TV were a total joy. All this time, I was thinking "how can a card perform so poorly on my computer screen, and so unbelieveably well on via the TV out?" So, from my experience with the card, I can only reccommend this card if you will be watching the majority of your movies via its TV output. If your purpose is to watch movies on your computer, you're much better off buying a card based on the ATi Rage128 chipset.