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Record something from TV to Computer

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by CodeShark, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. CodeShark

    CodeShark Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone! This is my video card:

    ATI RADEON 9600XT/128MB DDR 128Bit/Dual 400Mhz Dacs 8x-4xAGP/VGA-DVI-TvOut

    I was wondering what i would NEED in order to record a television show off my TV and put it into like maybe mpg format or avi format onto my hard drive. Anyone know?
     
  2. Mulder_Lite

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    The cheapest is probably a TV-Tuner card which you can snap in to any PCI slot and then just run the cable into the card. That will require some sort of software to capture and then encode to MPEG, but that might come with the card.

    Here are some cards:

    http://www.techadvice.com/info/list.asp?pid=135&SortColumn=company_name&prid=2429

    This one is pretty good because it has a built in hardware MPEG encoder:

    http://www.techadvice.com/info/item.asp?cid=87&pid=135&iid=23309

    But check out this neat little product:

    http://www.pinnaclesys.com/ProductPage_n.asp?Product_ID=1008&Langue_ID=2

    Does the recording to MPEG directly. A bit pricey at close to $200 (a TV tuner card is about $40 to $100 or so), but it is a really nice little product.
     
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