Re: capture directv/vcr
From: Mike Ballard (dont_w_at_nt_spam.org)
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 21:40:34 GMT
On Fri Jan 30, Mike Ballard disturbed my nap when he said:
> I'm looking for a reasonably priced something that has S-video, composite
> video and two audio inputs so that I can run my DirecTV/VCR signals (not
> at the same time) to my computer and copy from them. Those inputs are the
> only features I'm interested in.
> I tried the ATI TV Wonder PCI card which works but only supports RF cable
> input. I"m also a little unclear on its output - mpg. The couple Windows
> progs I used hoping to burn to a DVD as a test (to see just how bad RF
> inputs were going to look when played back), they don't recognize mpg as
> something I can burn to DVD.
> Couple other things I'm wondering are, is there such a thing as an S-video
> splitter? And would I have signal quality problems if I used a 25'
> S-video cable?
Also I was wondering, if all I'm interested in is copying from TV/VCR,
does this ATI TV card give me anything that the Dazzle connector doesn't
(even though the Dazzle USB connector is $20 higher)? I'm not interested
in a program guide (part of the ATI package) or being able to change
channels at my computer because I can't anyway with DirecTV.
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