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gypsy983
15-09-2011, 07:02 PM
Hi all,
I have a, win7 ultimate 64bit based i5-760 plugged into a GA-H55M-USB3 with a radeon 4850 (1gb) taking care of the graphics. only 2gb of ram at this stage but will probably upgrade when i purchase the card i need help with.
The problem is that i wish to have TV on my computer, capture that tv but also wish to do some pretty solid (think 50+)VHS to HDD recording.
I have spent the last 2 days researching but cannot get my head around all the cards and such,
A card similar to this but without the 3d capability seems to be ideal. Hardware encoding i hear is best. The VHS is all home movies and as such i would like good quality but really, how good is footage starting in the early 90s through to today really going to look?
http://www.avermedia.com/product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=499

I am unsure if my input (TV) is currently digital or not as it is a dorm type situation with plugs in the wall coming from a booster box somewhere i presume. Being NZ and analogue being turned off soon i would assume it is going to be digital or will be at some point in the future.
Ideally i wouldnt want to spend more than $120 but need some help figuring out if this is indeed the one for me, and whether it will actually work with my setup.

Your input will be greatly appreciated and eagerly awaited.
Thanks, gypsy983

skeptile2
15-09-2011, 07:27 PM
Well, depending on what you want, this: http://hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hvr950q.html could be what you want, I personally have one for my laptop, (except an earlier model) and it works really well. its sorta like my sky, except without the sky. you can record programmes, watch live tv and all that. I cant find if that exact model works in nz, but it should.

Speedy Gonzales
15-09-2011, 07:39 PM
It should work in NZ since that card is sold here. ie here (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=393344) . I use something similar but a USB DVB-T tuner

gypsy983
15-09-2011, 07:44 PM
thanks for the input, but i would prefer many more inputs as i require the one card to do VHS recording and tv capture aswell.

skeptile2
15-09-2011, 07:48 PM
did you follow my link? my suggestion was a USB connection tuner, not a tv card. http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=372483 heres another one, model down and lots for sale in nz, about $105 for one. although it will need a ??male?? connection instead of a female.

skeptile2
15-09-2011, 07:52 PM
^^^ ignore, misunderstood sorry

gypsy983
15-09-2011, 07:57 PM
neither of those USB based devices are what i am looking for, both of them come up short on the inputs i am looking for, and i want an internal card as i already have too many USB devices, this last point i should have made clear in my original post.

gypsy983
15-09-2011, 07:58 PM
^^^ ignore, misunderstood sorry
ALG, appreciate the help all the same

Speedy Gonzales
15-09-2011, 08:39 PM
Mine was just an example. I know you want PCI-E / inputs. This looks like its got an input + dual tuner (http://www.avermedia.com/product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=20). You would need (I think an s-video - RCA adapter). But this maybe near $200 (http://www.compulink.co.nz/index.php?route=product/product&manufacturer_id=43&product_id=684)

dugimodo
16-09-2011, 06:59 AM
I have one of these http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA00159 works great with windows media centre. Only a single tuner if thats an issue. I also have had an HVR900 USB tuner and it worked well also, and it did have composite/svideo in via an adapter cable.
I decided I prefer internal though.

I think avermedia is a good brand but hauppage seems much more popular.

Speedy Gonzales
16-09-2011, 07:34 AM
Hauppage cards maybe popular, just dont use the program the card comes with. From what Ive read about the program, its crap / buggy and crashes often

gypsy983
17-09-2011, 09:47 AM
I have one of these http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA00159 works great with windows media centre. Only a single tuner if thats an issue. I also have had an HVR900 USB tuner and it worked well also, and it did have composite/svideo in via an adapter cable.
I decided I prefer internal though.

I think avermedia is a good brand but hauppage seems much more popular.

have just purchased the hauppage card. should perform nicely. hopefully only minimal software issues, but only time will tell. thanks for your advice

dugimodo
18-09-2011, 12:16 AM
To be honest I've never used the software that came with mine, Windows 7 doesn't need it anyway. When I got mine I was running XP and freeview had only just started broadcasting.
The included software at the time didn't work in NZ and I used DVBViewer and powerDVD (Just for the codecs) instead.