Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by GrahamC, Dec 12, 2003.
Anybody tried this new DTV card.
Black Gold DTV
not a lot of info.
I wish they would spend a bit of time talking about the deinterlacing quality.
I'm looking for a new Digital TV card to watch and record Freeview channels on my HTPC. I'd like all the functions of a PVR setup.
Does anyone know how the MediaCenter-ready BlackGold (www.blackgold.tv) card compares to the Nebula DigiTV PCI card?
I'm not sure yet whether I'll be using WinXP or WinXP-MCE as my OS.
I would be interested to see if this card really exists.
We were discussing another Blackgold card on the USA satforums ; the conclusion was that it's vapourware :
Chris Muriel, Manchester.
Place an order
Very unlikely Kustom PCs would advertise it if it doesn't exist but.......
Ive been evaluating this on and off for the past few weeks.
Its a half height card, comes with a remote and works OK, however requires Windows Media Player 9 and frustratingly for TV recordings it re-encodes/wraps the native digital broadcast MPEG2 stream to a dvr-ms format which is only playable in WMP9. Disappointingly for Radio it re-encodes the MP2 stream to a lower bit rate.
Id hope these current short comings are resolved in future software releases but for now Id continue to recommend the Nebula DigiTV
Well strike that of the list then.
agreed - I'll be going for the Nebula just after Christmas.
The Nebula is excellent with the latest software.
Smoothest its looked so far.
Next year I'll be buying another to utilise the twin tuner recording option thats in the pipeline.
I Have one of these cards - is designed to be used with Windows XP Media Centre edition, and is sold to OEMs direct as a rule (although you can buy it via their web site) - this is the reason that it uses the DVR-MS Wrapper, - but, its a very good card - would recommend it for self build media centre PCs without a doubt...
Definatly not Vapor ware....
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