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Old 10-09-2003, 12:38 PM
Succorso Succorso is offline
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Video Card - Capture card question

Thanks in advance for the help. My head is going to explode soon if I don't get this figured out.

Assuming I am going to use Sage what cards do I need ?

Standard tv - Video card ? Haupage Wintv card ?

Hidef - Video Card ? Wintv Card ? and Hd card ? I realize the support for hidef is coming soon.

Basically, do I need a video card and a wintv card for standard tv (satellite) and then in the future a hidef card ? 3 cards ? Full house ?

Please help.

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Old 10-09-2003, 03:23 PM
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That could be ugly *visualizes someone's head exploding* so let's see if we can help..

1. You'll need a compatible TV Tuner/MPEG-2 Encoding card or USB Device. A list of the compatible cards/devices is at

The consensus card of our users is the PVR-250 from Hauppauge and it's the card we bundle our software with through our Online Store. We do also offer a bundle with Hauppauge's latest PVR-usb2 device.

2. HD card, I can't say because we don't officially support any cards yet. A number of our customers have been able to get SageTV to work with the HiPix and AccessDTV cards through a patch we released on the forum somewhere.

3. Graphics card - depends on the display you will be connecting your PC to. Most people get by with a $50 Nvidia card with a TV-out. But it depends on if you need DVI or component connections as well.

Can you elaborate on what you will connecting to?
Dan Kardatzke, Co-Founder
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Old 10-10-2003, 05:44 AM
Succorso Succorso is offline
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It will be connected to a Mitsu wide screen using component inputs.

I really appreciate your help and look forward to bugging you some more when I you get the haupage cards in stock and I get this built

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Old 10-10-2003, 06:02 AM
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You may want to look at an ATI then video output since it supports many custom resolutions and overscan.
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