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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Mikegw, May 13, 2005.

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  1. Mikegw

    Mikegw Guest

    Hello all,

    I am looking for a TV tuner card for my athlon 2100 (win 2000, 756MB). I
    would like it to do the following.

    Allow me to record shows in my absence.
    Allow me to burn shows as divx or at least record them in a format I can
    convert
    Receive digital TV transmission
    Not break the bank ( or at lest mine)

    I am not overly worried with recording from a camera (don't own one) or
    being able to use a television as a monitor.

    Cheers

    Mike
     
  2. Mikegw

    Mikegw Guest

    Sorry, wrong group.
     
  3. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

    There are many cards that have software for recording video. ATI comes to
    mind but I have not concerned myself with recording digital broadcasts yet.
    Perhaps a set top box can tune the digital broadcast and output a format
    that
    the soft recorder can use.
     
  4. The DVICO FusionHDTV stuff works really well
    http://www.fusionhdtv.co.kr/Eng/products/

    The model without analogue input can be found for $AU150, but the analogue
    in model http://www.fusionhdtv.co.kr/eng/Products/DVBTPlus.aspx is only $50
    more, might be worth keeping your options open.

    Your 2100 should handle it depending on your graphics card. Analogue out is
    best done with your graphic card, not the capture card, and it's best to
    have a card that will do DxVA.

    I don't think I'd worry too much about Divx, DVD is the way to go.

    Video recording does use a lot of drive space, so that is something to
    consider.

    The other consideration is the signal strength you can get; what looks OK on
    a TV screen from 10 feet away can look bad on a monitor, and that affects
    digital reception in a different way, you really do need a good antenna.

    Now I've pointed out all the things that can go wrong, I should say digital
    reception is definately worth it, and being able to do it on your PC gives
    you much more flexibility.


    Standard disclaimer: I don't work for DVICO, nor do I endorse recording of
    copyright broadcast information. I just know how to do it :)

    hth
    Rob
     
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