What tvcard?

doom11

Member ++
Joined
Apr 29, 2003
Messages
410
Reaction score
10
Hi ,could someone please advise on the best type of TV card on the market if i wand to record things from it ,,what spec should i look for?,there seem to be loads of different types!,dont want to buy the wrong type.Thanks in advance for any advice:)
 

chrome307

Inactive User
Joined
Jun 28, 2005
Messages
1
Reaction score
7
Location
London
Hi there

I've owned several Analogue TV cards ie Generic Brooktree 484/478 cards and also currently use a Tevion Xpert SAA7134 (Philips chipset) card from Aldi (less than £25 with remote).

I also have a digital ariel installed and have never really gotten a good clean picture, maybe the new DVB-T (Freeview cards) are better. Most of the software for the TV cards was awful and I ended up using DScaler (freeware at Sourceforge) which is a brilliant app and works brilliantly, clean picture but your restricted to recording only 2GB at a time :(

I've used ChrisTV, BorgTV............the list could go on LOL......but Dscaler was the best.

Anyway this year I bought a PC Sat card (Skystar2) and once I got it working with my satellite dish, I haven't looked back. This is great if you have a movable dish as you can view encrypted channels with software emulators.

If you have a Sky dish your restricted to Astra 2 (Sky's platform) and there's a few channels available 'Free-to-air' but you'd more than likely be better off with a Freeview card instead.

Try to find one that allows you to MPHeg 5 (?) which is the 'Interactive' part of Freeview, if your in the market.

chrome
 

Dutcho

VIP POOF
VIP Member
Joined
May 27, 2001
Messages
20,876
Reaction score
519
Location
Been to Rat's, have rash to prove it ;)
I've been fitting this to systems I'm building for peep's at the mo.

Hauppauge WinTV-Nova-t PCI Freeview Receiver for 38 Plus Channels in DVD Quality DVB Radio / Remote control / And Doubles as a PC Video Recorder

Gets all the free view, Quite good for proce :)
 
TEST
Top