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Re: [SLUG] TV cards and software
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] TV cards and software
- From: Myles Byrne <myles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 20 Jun 2003 18:39:56 +1000
- Organization: ByrneWebServices
On Fri, 2003-06-20 at 13:47, Andrewd wrote:
> Any recommendations on TV cards and software for recording TV shows for my PC.
> I am running Mandrake 9 on a P4 with 256 ram.
> The two cards I have looked at so far are
> Live View 3000 TV tuner card @ $99
> Leadtek TV tuner card @$135
I've got a averTV98 and a Leadtek 2000XP Deluxe and while both of them
seem to work ok they have their share of problems. The Leadtek loses
sync throughout the recording (probably a software problem) and the
sound on both of them is pretty poor. Also if you don't have perfect
reception (as i don't) its pretty hard to capture anything with a decent
codec as the snow and noise screw up the commpression algorithms and
make the record file sizes hugue.
Apparently these guys - http://www.digitalnow.com.au/ - now stock
digital tuner cards. This seems like the best solution as you just copy
the mpeg2 stream directly to the disk.
> Andrew d
Myles Byrne <myles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>