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lowinigan

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hi there i have purchased a video capture external device
make is super digital video dazzle series i am running windows xp home my pc is pent 4 1.8the software is tv plus 3.0 im not sure bout drivers

the problem im having is the pic quality is not very good and when i watch the video on my pc i have sound but when i record to dvd there is no sound im i only have usb 1.1 could this be the problem or is it in the settings iv tried all settings i can figure out so im lookin for some insite
any help would be great
im new here so bear with me if i dont give enough info
thanx
 

JohnWill

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I used to use the Dazzle DVC80 capture device, and when I first installed it, it had no sound. The fix was in a FAQ on the Dazzle site, they apparently forgot to register a DLL and it resulted in no sound. I'd start there and see if there's some insights into your issue.

As far as the quality, I found the Dazzle DVC80 to have lousy quality, that's why I use something else now. :)
 
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I have a hauppauge pvr150 the set up was very simple and the quality is very good.Finally getting around to transfer all my 8mm tapes to dvd.I would recommend it to anyone.
 
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i only have usb 1.1

BTW I strongly recommend getting a USB 2.0 card if your going to go with USB attached capture devices. you want the higher throughput to get better quality and less dropped frames.

See here -
USB 1.1 - 12Mbps
USB 2.0 - 480Mbps

Also remember USB is a shared bus so if you have alot of USB attached devices you can start to have problems there too if they are all going at the same time.

I.E. if you have a usb scanner, printer camera, card reader, and mouse and keyboard and your printing at the same time as scanning a document and downloading pictures to your card reader from your camera and multitasking with your mouse and keyboard you may notice your video capture get worse at that point. (Though most people don't tax their system that much you get the picture).
 
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