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tv card & dscaler

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by garyc, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. garyc

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    Hi,

    whats analogue tv cards are you guys using with dscaler?

    cheers

    Gary
     
  2. MikeTV

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    I have a LifeView FlyVideo card and believe these are recommended for DScaler (or at least they used to be - things may have moved on). They use the SAA7173 chipset (I think) which produces good results. I believe there are a number of manufacturers providing cards built around the SAA7173 chipset - which should all work nicely with DScaler.

    I know the ATI all-in-wonder cards are not supported by DScaler, so avoid.
     
  3. DaveP

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    I have a LifeView FlyVideo card I can let you have for £20inc P&P

    LMK

    Dave
     
  4. garyc

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    you got any links to this card's info?

    also does it give you stereo audio?

    cheers

    Gary
     
  5. garyc

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    how does the lifeview card compare to the pbtv100?

    DaveP - thanx for the offer - what comes with the card i.e leads, manual, drivers, remote etc?

    cheers

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    I'll check the box later, it should all be there. I haven't used it since I bought a Sweetspot some months ago.

    I'll let you know

    Dave
     
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    The PB-TV100 is the name given by Packard Bell/PC World. When you open the box you find the card is a Lifeview!

    I've found the original box and checked the contents list in the manual and everything is there: The cable to connect to the sound card, the installation disk and manual. The card was never supplied with a remote.

    Let me know if you wish to proceed with this and PM me your address. You can pay by Bank Transfer, Paypal + fees or, if you must, a cheque!

    Dave
     
  8. MikeTV

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    Right. Mine is a PBTV100.
     
  9. garyc

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    Hi,

    Out of interest - Miketv does your have a remote? Its just that I have gone back over a few old forum threads and they do seem to say it comes with a remote, I guess for changing channel.

    Can the pbtv100/lifeview be used to connect a games machine via its svideo input and dcaler it etc OR would be best leaving that to something like a sweetspot?

    cheers

    Gary
     
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    When PC world were selling the PB TV100 they originally had a a pack that was just the card. Later on they combined it with a remote ( and I think an IR sensor). This was at a time when the lifeview cards were getting great press on the AVSforums and elsewhere because of the new chipsets that were making the latest capture cards significantly better and cleaner than the ones before. The going rate for the flyvideo/lifeview cards was 50quid so we all got a bargain with the 30quid PBTV100 which was essentially the same card.

    You can happily use any video capture card with a console or any other analogue source. The sweetspot is great for that final bit of quality (I have one myself) but the PBTV100 and others are very good value for money.
     
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    anyone know were to get the drivers for the lifeview?
     
  12. meansizzler

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    they have a website, just type in lifeview on a search engine and you'll get there site, the drivers are there...
     
  13. MikeTV

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    I think so. I use a wireless mouse/keyboard so I never needed it.
    The lifeview and dscaler should be just the ticket for this. Sweetspot would be overkill in my opinion (because of the clean signal and low resolution graphics of consoles).
     
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    Latest version of Dscaler 4.1.13 seems to be the best yet.
    Very stable. Picture quality seems even better.
     

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