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faraday
11-23-04, 01:12 PM
Hi, I'm looking to get a TV Tuner card for my pc, any advice?

six_storm
11-23-04, 01:23 PM
Yeah, I don't have an answer for you but I would like to know also. I was also thinking of buying one to hook my Cable TV/XBOX up to my PC via RCA or Coax. Think it would work?

jAkUp
11-23-04, 01:33 PM
Here you go... The WinTV Hauppauge PVR-250

http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review1766.html

Newegg Link:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=15-116-602&depa=0

Kojiro
11-23-04, 01:41 PM
Whatever you do, don't get a ATI TV Wonder non Pro card (unless you can unlock it). Get the Pro version, because he non pro has a capture limit of 240 for horizontal resolution. I have had the Vertical Rez up to 720, but the horizontal is locked at 240.

Unless any of you know how to unlock it (it is only software locked), It would kick ass, since the TV wonder is only 50 bucks. :D

BTW. The Win TV card looks almost exactly like my $50 TV Wonder.

Gator
11-23-04, 02:02 PM
Here you go... The WinTV Hauppauge PVR-250

http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review1766.html

Newegg Link:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=15-116-602&depa=0

agreed, excellent card, EASY driver installation that works with nearly any video card you pair with it

stncttr908
11-23-04, 02:37 PM
Leadtek Winfast TV/2000 XP Deluxe is also nice, and runs for < $50. :thumbsup:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-122-132&depa=0

Q
11-23-04, 02:37 PM
Compro Videomate....I have the cheapest model they sell. Mine doesn't have MPEG encoding on card (the more expensive models do), but the picture quality is amazing. Also doesn't have that static like sound when changing channels that I have seen some other products do like the ConvertX and some WinTV setups...... maybe just user error on the WinTV...but my ConvertX was horrible with that static sound.

Again, I recomend the Compro Videomate. Fairly cheap, as well.

DiscipleDOC
11-23-04, 02:39 PM
Here you go... The WinTV Hauppauge PVR-250

http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review1766.html

Newegg Link:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=15-116-602&depa=0

Excellent card. If you get that card, you may want to check out BeyondTV (http://www.snapstream.com) software. IMO, this is the best software to run on your media box.

Dodga UK
11-26-04, 02:45 PM
ATI all-in-wonder...

Joking am Joking alreagy :P

_Thanatos_
11-29-04, 03:57 PM
Leadtek TV/2000 XP Deluxe or Expert version.

faraday
12-02-04, 06:11 PM
Thank you all for the replies! (santa2)

ynnek
12-02-04, 07:11 PM
another vote for the pvr-250.. uses 0% cpu when hw mpeg2 recording...


I wonder, if anyone has made an mpeg4 hw encoder yet?

r2d2d3d4d5
12-03-04, 04:46 PM
If you can get digital terrestrial TV where you are you should perhaps consider a digital TV card.

faraday
12-04-04, 07:33 AM
I live in Portugal....we have cable and thats it :P

edit: I'm having a hard time finding the PVR250 in Portugal...any European store with good prices that ships to within europe? Thanks!

edit2: Besides MPEG2 encoding on board, is there a image quality diference betwen the PVR250 and the leadtek? 50 vs almost 200 eur is alot!

edit3: what about this one? Leadtek WinFast PVR2000-MPEG2

r2d2d3d4d5
12-06-04, 07:55 PM
Spotted these (http://www.evga.com/articles/public.asp?AID=219) two cards tonight. Nice to know that you can now also go to nVidia for your TV needs (apologies if this is old news). If you don't mind spending the money and you can come up with an excuse for buying it the dual tuner card is interesting.

Sazar
12-06-04, 08:26 PM
I've had a hauppage and am currently using an ati AIW card...

either will do the trick for you...

I am partial to hauppage coz it was a standalone card but I love the ati coz my laptop has an ati card in it and I can act as a server for tv being displayed over the network on my laptop :cool:

IQ is excellent as is recording... and I LOVE my remote :D

adm
12-09-04, 02:29 PM
another vote for the pvr-250.. uses 0% cpu when hw mpeg2 recording...


I wonder, if anyone has made an mpeg4 hw encoder yet?

MSI have just that = Mpeg4 Encoder!

Faraday:
If u Still Hunting down the right Buy, You might Wanna Take a Good look at this ONE: http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=TV@nywhere_Master&class=vga

(xmassign)

adm
12-10-04, 05:11 PM
I Posted a reply but somehow it's gone missing..., anyways, This is it!
The MSI TV@anywhere with Mpeg4 real time encoding plus FM radio tuner onboard.

Perhaps You could pick this up in Portugal, It Sells at Damn Good Price and If I wanted one, this is the one I'd Get.

Check it out: http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=TV@nywhere_Master&class=vga
(cheers)