TV capture/in cards for HTPC use?

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  1. Kramer

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    What's recommended for running an S-video signal through my PC, using D-Scaler, to feed a Panasonic PT-AE100.

    My Sky digibox has S-video out & I'm using a Radeon 7500 with the DVI feeding a flat panel & VGA going to the projector. I'm only running the VGA out during DVD play.

    I don't want to spend crazy money. A PCI Win TV card perhaps(with S-video in)?

    Any recommendations appreciated;)
     
  2. Peter Parker

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    I used a Pinnacle PCTV Rave card which cost me just £30, and it does a reasonable job with DScaler. It has some visible noise in it, but the picture is better than standard s-video is on my pj.

    Cards do vary, but for the price, you can't go wrong really.

    If you want to spend more money and get a better picture, I believe the IDS Falcon card is meant to be very good - there's a thread on here somewhere about it, so it wouldn't hurt to have a read...

    Gary.
     
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