thanks, so it has the s-video and composite inputs. that is what i am looking for that way also if i want to use an external dvd player i can go thru the audio/video inputs, i do not have that on my computerCascade said:Any of the inexpensive BT8x8 cards will work, Hauppauge make the WinTV cards, ATI make their own line - you should be able to pick them up at CompUSSR for around $50 or so.
The card is all you'll need, they usually come with software and S-Video/Composite inputs.
i am a noobie as per pci cards, what do you use the remote for! i noticed the hd picture, are you saying this will show channels on fta that broadcast in hd format?mr.crane said:thanks, so it has the s-video and composite inputs. that is what i am looking for that way also if i want to use an external dvd player i can go thru the audio/video inputs, i do not have that on my computer
I use the ATI software... and it is painfull.Tron said:Shawn, OTA (H)DTV is an upcoming project of mine. I grabbed 2 ATI HDTV wonders when the FCC was toying with the broadcast flag, and will probably put them in 2 separate PCs for recording DTV streams.
I've read in many forums that the ATI supplied software isn't that great. Do you use 3rd party software?
Do you know what they are using for the consumer grade HD Camcorders? I'd venture to guess it's MPG2/4 or a big nasty AVI. MPG2 would make everyone's live easier transfering the content to DVD so I'm guessing that is what is used.Stefan said:"I'm still looking for a PC card / USB device that'd let me capture a component video HD stream."
USB is out of the question for this type application as uncompressed HD video requires big time bandwidth that is even beyond the capability of USB 2.0. In fact for something like this youd need PCI-X or PCIE. Remember With HDTV tuner cards (either OTA atsc or DVB-S) the video is already compressed and packetized into a transport stream. Since the video's already compressed alot of bandwidth isn't required. To take analog component video, digitize it, and get it into your PC is going to either require a high bandwidth connection between the card and the system and a super fast system to be able to encode and compress it in realtime or a card with a very powerful chip onboard to compress the video in realtime before passing it over the PCI bus to the rest of the system. Anyway, a card to do this and a system that can handle it, is going to cost big bucks. They do exist. I've seen them, but they're not something that your going to be able to pickup for a few hundred bucks.
Cascade said:The guy didn't ask for a DVB-S card, he needs a simple way of watching his Coolsat on his PC.
Let's not confuse him.
Shawn95GT said:Do you know what they are using for the consumer grade HD Camcorders? I'd venture to guess it's MPG2/4 or a big nasty AVI. MPG2 would make everyone's live easier transfering the content to DVD so I'm guessing that is what is used.
If a halfway decent MPG2 / whatever is HD Std encoder was integrated into the external box that connects via USB 2.0 / Firewire I think it could be doable.
A D-VHS recorder doesn't convert analog to digital. It just records an already digital stream coming from whatever source.The only thing I've found that'll do what I want so far is a D-VHS recorder. This is how many were able to record the Voom content in HD. The pricepoint isn't to be confused with cheap though .