I'm using a Leadtek Winfast TV2000XP TV Tuner Card. Unfortunately, I am having some image quality problems. On both the RCA Line-In and also the Coax-In, there is a moving, horizontal interference pattern. Also, the image quality itself is quite grainy--much worse than when the cable or RCA-In (either from a DVD or VCR) is hooked up directly to a TV. The colors are also extremely flat. The only time that the picture looks good is when I'm in the "Configuration" screen with a tiny, tiny version of the image--suddenly everything looks sharp and the colors seem crisp (too bad it's too tiny to watch!)
Here is what I have tried so far:
--2 different computers at opposite ends of my house--same result
--the original drivers and Leadtek app, and also PowerVCR II and PowerDVD--same result
--both the RCA Line-In and the Coax--same result (I don't have any S-Video to try)
My brother's Radeon AIW 7500 has FAR superior quality. Is the Leadtek simply that much of an inferior card, do I have a lemon, or are there drivers/configuration I can do to improve things?
Thanks for the suggestion. Actually, the cable TV signal I tried is the SAME one that my brother used for his AIW to get a better picture (the cables he and I use diverge at a y-junction from a single cable). Also, that wouldn't account for the image quality problem from VCR and DVD through the RCA-in.
I guess the next step is to try the AIW in my computer. I may have to club my brother over the head to be able to borrow it though
That is the weird part. You are getting bad quality inputing directly to the DVD and VCR player. I have a SVHS and DVD player hooked into my TV Tuner card and it works great.
If you have a SVHS cable try hooking that up into your DVD player and see if that makes a difference. Spltting the signal and running a long cable will degrade the picture but
you would think it would work fine for a direct connection into the VCR/DVD player.