i need a tv tuner...or built in with videocard

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by the_music_man, May 28, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    can any1 suggest any??? im loooking to find one under 150. i was thinking about those ATI all in wonder cards...
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    probably be better getting a haupage add on card, video cards are outdated very fast, the dedicated tv tuner will offer far more years of service without becoming obsolete.
     
  3. RogerPhillis

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    Yeh, Have used Hauppauge cards for 6-7years, currently basic model is £38.00 in U.K. seem to last indefinitely.
     
  4. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    does it have good quality
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Gotta love them hauppauge cards, watching a film on mine right now, little window in the corner :D

    The quality depends on your TV reception, I've found that the quality is slightly lower than when the arial is plugged into my TV set, but with some fine tunning and fiddling, the quality is perfect.
    Bear in mind that I have one of the cheapest cards, I'm sure the more pricey one's would give a better quality output :)
     
  6. GoNz0

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    yeh there a bargain, considering a tv runs real low resolution like 480x600 ?? and 25fps, theres no point getting the top of the range £200 model just to watch tv.

    there imho in the top 2 of tv tuner makers. for £50 u get a remote as well

    i have tv out but have a 21" sat on the shelf above my monitor so it aint used, just the tv in on the ti4600 to record stuff,
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I want to get one of those Hauppauge cards at some point, keeps the desk space area larger if I dont need a TV as well
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Geffy, if you get an external USB one, you can move it over to a laptop if you ever get one ;) and just shove it away under the desk when its connected to your desktop :)
     
  9. XPro-TaNK

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    get the ATi TV Wonder VE its priced nice and and has preium features at a value price. I have ripped a few VHS flicks with this card and the included software then trim the flim with TMPGenc and then you got a nice little VHS 2 VCD rip
     
  10. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    can u connect it to AV inputs????
     
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  13. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    I got a Leadtek TV2000 and couldnt be happier with it. It even records at mpeg4 format. checck it out HERE
     
  14. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    That one looks nice. one question...how good is mpeg4 quality?
     
  15. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    very good quality...only thing is that you should have plenty of space cause a half hour ends up being like a gig and a half hehehe
     
  16. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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