The card came in a glossy red box covered in information and graphics promoting its contents. The front of the box is dominated by a picture of a guy kicking back watching the football on his PC (maybe the other half kicked him out the living room?). Surrounding the main image is an array of logos and certifications showing off what the card can do as well as the description 'Hybrid TV Card' written boldly across the bottom. The back of the box spilling, at first glance, what appears to be a lot of information on the product. Upon closer inspection actually elaborates on 6 points, just in 10 different languages each.
The packaging is quite attractive and would serve its purpose well in a retail store. Letting the customer know what it is before they pick it up and then presenting all it's selling points in an organised and informative way. Unfortunately the box had taken a bit off a battering on its way to me as you can see form the third picture above. Calling into question the safety of it's contents.
As you can see above however the outside is just a skin for a more sturdy inner box which was better off. Inside the inner box was a cardboard separator keeping the contents from rattling around too much. It looks like it should survive in the hands of couriers.
Well there isn't really much to look at with the ES2-750. It's a rather small card only just exceeding the length of a pci-e x1 slot. There's only really two focal points on the PCB itself. The larger box to the left is tuner. The chip to the right of that card is the ATI HD750. The brains behind the card. Aside from those two parts theres little else to see, front or back.
So we'll move around to the I/O ports. Theres 4 on the back of the card, all of which need to be occupied if you want the card to fully function. These are. from left to right, Audio-video, IR Receiver, Analog TV & FM Aerial ports. Theres also a low profile backplate that can be used in place of the full length one, which could help massively for people looking to build systems into thiner HTPC cases to fit under their TV. The other picture shows the ATI HD750 chip, responsible for the encoding and decoding of the video & audio the card handles.