uuh! this might be a strange question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mathew, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. mathew

    mathew Guest

    i am getting a tv tuner card, BUT do you need to have DIGITAL tv to recieve the signal,. (currently i only have analogue cable which is feed from downstairs to my room.)

    i dont want to try it unless i know it wil work,, and how powerful must your processor be to cope with it!???????



    thanks for any help!
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I've got the ATI All-In-Wonder 32mb DDR. I 'feed' it my regular cable (not digital). I can also hook up an input device through an s-video or composite (RCA) jacks. Just go to the website of the card you're getting and see what it takes to get your signal to your tuner.
     
  3. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    i am getting a tv tuner card, BUT do you need to have DIGITAL tv to recieve the signal,. (currently i only have analogue cable which is feed from downstairs to my room.)

    i dont want to try it unless i know it wil work,, and how powerful must your processor be to cope with it!???????


    .....No either just plug an areial in or your analogue cable in it will be fine but you will need a fast pc to record tv programmes without dropping frames..but perfect for watching tv whilst surfing the net.
     
  4. mathew

    mathew Guest

    is the performance good

    is the picture quality good, and the performance good,,

    i only have 850mhz 640mb ram geforce 3 ti 500
     
  5. loppdawg69

    loppdawg69 Guest

    With that video card and comp specs youll be fine...should have no problem
     
  6. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    My ATI works really well... I'm happy with it. I've never tried hooking a tv up to it as a monitor, but then again, that's not why I bought it. As far as a video capture device, eh.
     
  7. mathew

    mathew Guest

    THANKS

    thanks for all your help guyz.
    its nice to find a forum that actually helps for once.....


    CHEERS:D
     
  8. redhook

    redhook Guest

    Stay away from ATI All In Wonder cards, they are poorly made products. As for TV Tuner cards buy a Hauppauge WinTV series card. These are the best quality and most compatible TV Tuner cards on the market. Required system specs are on their web site http://www.hauppauge.com .
     
  9. mathew

    mathew Guest

    Recording quality?????

    i can only record at this resolution without losing frames!!

    352x288(vcd quality!)

    why is this,,,,i have a origo tv card,, ITS EXCELLENT (better quality than THE ONE IN THE ABOVE POST)

    why do i lose frames if i use higher resolutions, my specs are good. (I THINK)

    p3 850mhz
    640mb RAM
    geforce 3 ti 500
    20 gig hd

    PLEASE help!!!!!
     
  10. mathew

    mathew Guest

    AND ALSO.

    why are there lines when things are moving quickly on the screen
    ????????????(black lines appear when things are moving accross the screen sometimes, ))))

    why are they there???
     
  11. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    ATI poorly made...

    Just give it up they are not porly made the only reason we dont all have ati cards is bacause of (in the past)poor driver support,if they are so POOLRY why do thety sell in the bucket load.....read some reviews about their all in 1 cards will you.



    They might not be the fastest cards in the world but they offer superior dvd playback and good quality tv capture.......i presume your trying to help but please provide a more open opinion remember some users still use these cards.
     
  12. mathew

    mathew Guest

    BUT tell me!!!!!!

    Recording quality?????

    i can only record at the below resolution without losing frames!!

    352x288(vcd quality!)

    why is this,,,,i have a origo tv card,, ITS EXCELLENT (better quality than THE ONE IN THE ABOVE POST)

    why do i lose frames if i use higher resolutions, my specs are good. (I THINK)

    p3 850mhz
    640mb RAM
    geforce 3 ti 500
    20 gig hd

    PLEASE help!!!!!
     
  13. mathew

    mathew Guest

    WHAT ARE THEY???????

    AND ALSO.

    why are there lines when things are moving quickly on the screen
    ????????????(black lines appear when things are moving accross the screen sometimes, ))))

    why are they there???