Hi i'm in the market for a TV card, but also i want to be able to do high quality recordings from the tv. I also have a digital camcorder that i use through firewire to bring in video into my computer. Is the Hauppauge Win TV PVR a good card? It has a TV tuner which is good plus you can record with the built in MPEG 2 encoder. Tho i doubt the encoder will help with the digi camcorder becasue that is being transfer via firewire.
Anyways is this a good card for TV and recording high quality off of the TV into MPEG? The only editing i would do is to eliminate commercials.
i bought my card for tv capturing. it's a matrox g400 marvel. it captures to mjpeg which is much better quality than mpeg-2. i used to have an all in wonder and the mpeg-2 from that wasnt even close to mjpeg, but then again the pvr has hardware mpeg2 encoding. i think the mjpeg will give you better captures though.
April 30, 2001 8:22:41 PM
Thanks, but I already have a video card GeForce 3. So i'm looking for more of an add in card.
If the Hauppauge card is equal in video quality to a Tivo system then I'm buying one! Other than the drawback of no deluxe remote control, it seems like a PC-based video recording system would be the way to go. The ability to upgrade your hard drive would give you virtually unlimited record time.
i went to that other board and well.. I have no idea what they are saying with VBR and other things. On eof the Main selling points for me is that the PVR has a built in TV tuner. That is what I wanted, but i also wanted to be able record things off the turner ever now and then. So this seems like the thing to get.
Dazzel is just for getting video into a computer if i am not mistaken. So there for I'm still out of a TV turner and I'm not sure if you can record off of a tv tuner with it. Also does dazzel need a PCI slot because as of right now I only have one slot open. I'll have to go invetigate dazzel some more. I've seen it in best buy, but it's like $200 and i've never really pick up the box to look at the specs.