Re: Video Capture Card (NTSC) AMD64 Recommendations?
From: Steve O'Hara-Smith (steveo_at_eircom.net)
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 23:15:09 +0100
On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 12:36:09 -0500
"james <at> hal-pc.org" wrote:
> Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> >>i don't think you'll be able to find any at a local computer store.
> >>most of the good ones (Happauge for example) are now using Connexant
> >>chipsets which AFAIK don't work and probably never will. I'm sure
> > There are still quite a number of cards using the Connexant
> > badged BT878 chips. The problem tends to be the tuners but if you use
> > the S-Video or composite inputs then all tends to be well. The ones
> > that work tend to be at the cheap end of the range :) The tricky
> That's good to know. All of the ones that i've seen at the local
> MicroCenter, CompUSA, and Fry's here in Houston have a significantly smaller
> chip than my bt848s do. Maybe those were the ones you mentioned that don't work
> at all.
> I suppose Connexant bought BrookTree?
> I need one for another project that I'm working on, but with the built in FM
> tuner and IR remote.. I'd given up on it, but now I'll keep looking.
> Does your Pinnacle card have an IR reciever? if so can you tell me the model.
No IR receiver - ISTR one being mentioned as an option but I've
never seen one actually available. It's a PCTV Rave FWIW.
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