I ordered my first PC TV card, the Fusion5 Gold from DC on Tue and got it in the next day. I guess thanks to living the same southern CA. The card comes with CD version 3.0 RC2. At first, I checked Dvico website for latest software, and it showed RC1 so I assumed the CD was newer. Following the manual I installed the software and the card with my old rabit ears antenna. Everything went through smoothly, except it can only detect two very weak signal analog chanels, no OTA digital at all. I also tried scanning cable (Charter, Riverside) and it did not detect anything at all - none. And the scan was terribly slow. I spent the night removed and reinstalled the card/software several times with no luck. I thought either the card was defective because my 10-year old TV set can tune analog chanels just fine with that indoor antenna or cable.
Next day, I came back here and checked this thread to see if anyone's having the same issue, then found that Dvico just released final software 3.0. To my total surprise, the new softwate really did make a difference. Using the same rabit ears antenna, it now can detect a handful of analog and digital chanels and subchanels. The analog pictures are not so impressed as expected, but wow, the OTA HD chanels are amazing clear pictures on the 19" LCD (I have not tried it on my 50"TV). All the digital chanels it detected, the signal strengths are from 62% to 98% - not so bad at all - and I did not know that that VHF/UHF antenna can tune HD contents. I am waiting for the ZHDTV1 antenna to arrive soon and hope to get better signals, since I see a lot of good review about it. Now, I need to play more with cable tuning this weekend.
For your reference, I am converting my old Dell 8200 to HTPC as an experiment for the first time. The system is not so impressive with P4 2.0Ghz 512K cache socket N, 512MB RDRAM, Nvidia FX5200 128MB, WD 80GB 7200RPM IDE HD, and 5.1 SBLive. So far with this inital results I am quite pleased with the Fusion5.