Re: Video Capture Card (NTSC) AMD64 Recommendations?

From: Steve O'Hara-Smith (
Date: 09/04/05

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    On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 12:36:09 -0500
    "james <at>" 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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