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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by sldt, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. sldt

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    Does anyone know of a PC card (or cards & software) that will enable me to use one of the hard drives in my PC as a PVR & my DVD rewriter as a DVD recorder for TV programs but with as good a picture quality as possible.
    I would like to fit between my Sky digital box (Pace with scart output) & my Plasma TV (Panasonic TH37-PW7 with component input)
    The PC is running at 1.9Mhz with 768Mb of ram, drives are all 133ATA
     
  2. mjn

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    you sure on the 1.9mhz? :D :laugh:
     
  3. sldt

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    Opps! that'll be Ghz not Mhz then
     
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    anyone?
     
  5. hutters

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    I guess you'll be needing a capture card like Sweetspot and then something like Showshifter to act as the PVR and DVD burning software to copy to DVD. You can also get IR controller's to change channels on your Sky box aswell when needed. I'm not familiar with this type of setup as I'm going down the Windows MCE and Freeview route so it will all be integrated into one tidy box.
     
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    That was my plan, seems crazy to by another box with a DVD rewriter & HDD in when I already have them in the PC, but it was the picture quality I was concerned about (I bought a TV card a few years ago and the PQ was crap)
    Hopefully technology has advanced a bit since.
     
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    Unfortunately the only way to make good quality recordings of Sky is to use their Sky plus recorder as there is no way to get at the raw data in a Sky system. If you can find a card that accepts RGB that should give you the best result but it will still lose quality.

    If you want the best quality the only option is a DTV card such as the Nebula.

    Bill
     

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