Contents Of Sigma Design's Package
Package from Sigma Designs contains Realmagic Xcard, cables and remote control.
Interested users can acquire the complete decoder package for $99. The package includes the PCI card from Sigma Designs, which is based on the EM8475 decoder chip from Realmagic. The producer has also thrown in a loop cable, which you will need if you intend to play videos on your computer monitor. Otherwise, the card is designed for output on a television set. Numerous cables go to complete what is quite an impressive set of equipment, which also includes an S-VHS to cinch adapter, a cinch extension, an S-VHS to RGB adapter, plus two audio cables with jack and cinch connectors. The software supplied with the CD-ROM essentially consists of the video player along with the drivers. A touch of convenience is provided by the infrared remote control, which boasts high-end equipment features. The transmitter is operated via the serial port of the PC. State-of-the-art boards such as the Abit AT7 with a VIA KT333 chipset no longer have COM ports, meaning that this function is not available for these models.
Numerous cables are included along with the actual hardware decoder.
User-friendly control - the supplied remote control with an infrared transmit module for connection to the serial port.
Comparison of the various chips in the EM84x series from Realmagic.