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05-26-2003, 08:57 PM
I haven't bought a TV tuner card yet. Three families of cards are listed on the System Requirements page (http://www.freytechnologies.com/requirements.html):
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-250 or WinTV-PVR-350
Creative Labs Video Blaster Digital VCR
Provideo PV256C or PV256T
What do people recommend for the most hassle-free operation? FYI, my computer is a P4 running XP. I welcome comments as well as poll responses.
05-27-2003, 02:39 AM
Definitley the 350 for me, hardware encoding & decoding.. just can't be beat.
05-27-2003, 08:16 AM
Either the PVR250 or the PVR350 definitely. I have the 350 and the Provideo 256T card, and the PVR350 blows the provideo card away in quality, IMO.
05-27-2003, 08:18 PM
Without question, the PVR 250 or 350 cards.
05-27-2003, 08:34 PM
Thank you so much.
05-27-2003, 11:36 PM
Is there a difference in picture quality between the WinTV250/350 and Creative Labs PVR cards ?
05-29-2003, 05:39 PM
I would stay away from the Creative cards. I own 2 of them but replaced them with PVR 250 units. The Hauppauge cards are much easier to get working.
Of course if you are looking for a couple of Creative cards real cheap,,,,
I have the creative card and its about as close to a Tivo replacement as you can get currently. However I am looking for an HDTV solution.
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