PC TV cards advice?

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  1. beavis

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    After an inexpensive TV card to watch TV while I surf, any reviews/advice would be appreciated!

    Cheers

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  2. Caveat

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    The good news is even cheap ones offer pretty good quality - Id make sure you can input svideo.
    To get the best from them you will want to run DScaler (free deinterlacing/scaling app). This only works with the Brooktree chipset.
    I use a basic Hauppauge card - there are better cards around - for scaling TV up onto the projector and its surprisingly watchable.
     
  3. Tim Cooper

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    Beavis,
    You won't go far wrong with a pinnacle rave & cheap too.
    Tim
     
  4. beavis

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    Thanks to both of you for your replies, tempted to go with the Hauppage entry level PCI card, as I believe Pinnacle is not too good at releasing new drivers?


    Certainly don't wanna spend more than about £40 ish!

    Thanks.

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  5. MAW

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    I've got 2 winTV PVR USB boxes, no power supply, would you be interested? PS is a 6V, maplins can probably sort it. Could do it for £50, you know it's a bargain...
     
  6. beavis

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    Thanks for that, but I've bought A Leadtek Winfast TV2000XP Deluxe from Dabs for £40, had excellent reviews....

    Cheers

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