Originally Posted by bjterry62
Hmm, who requested that change?
Technology. Back side is made from 5mm thick aluminum so it created some problems with first design. New design with steel insert for backplate and cards fasteners is simpler and works better.
I don't care for recessed expansion slots, to be honest with you. I have many times struggled to connect screw-on coax adapters to tuner cards because of them.
Probably this card was just close to edge of chassis. Some tuner cards are the only cards creating this problem. I use Hauppauge 2250 and have no problem at all. New Ceton is also immune to recessed slots. All other connectors (video and audio) can only benefit from it.
All cases seem to come with them though,
Probably because of above mentioned reason: simpler and less expensive.
so I just got an extension tool to screw on coax at the local Home Depot.
Sorry about it BT. You can blame me if you want, because I accepted this design for USA market.
Personally - I like new design better.