Video Capture Options??

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Doublezeros, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Doublezeros

    Doublezeros Guest

    Im trying to build a cheapo Media Center and Im now confused about which option to go on Video Capture.

    Should I get a:

    1) "Dumb" capture card that borrows the main processor power (cheapest ~$70), maybe pinnacle + a sub $100 video card

    2) "Smart" capture card that has its own processor (mid ~90), maybe Huappage (sp?) + a sub $100 video card

    3) AIW 9000 pro (Highest ~140) THE OTHER MODELS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE


    Anyone know about the quality of cards in those ranges? Im going to run an AMD 2500+ 333FSB / 512mb DDR 2700. Any other options I should consider?
     
  2. Wolf68k

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    Not saying this will answer your question, but maybe help give you and idea of what to look for http://www.tomshardware.com/video/20010524/index.html
    Also see if the site as reviews on some of the cards you looking at....a google search on this is also usually good too.
     
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    Get a WinTv 250, Snapstream Beyond TV and like a Radeon 7500...
     

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