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|Hauppauge WinTV FM||Tv Tuner
|Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP
Vista? NT4 MAC? Linux
*based on user reports.
|Description (from the manufacturer site)|
|Hauppauge's WinTV is a single slot PCI board for your PC which allows you to watch TV in a window on your PC screen. WinTV processes the video without requiring help from your PC's CPU, so your computer continues to run at full speed while WinTV is operating.
The WinTV application has exclusive features like channel surf, single-click no title mode, and always-on-top mode making WinTV easy and fun to use! Work on other applications while simultaneously watching TV in a window from the 125-channel cable ready TV tuner. WinTV also displays video from a VCR, camcorder, or any other video source.
Model 34515 Rev. E124
Tuner Formats: PAL (I)
Tuner Audio: Stereo (CX881)
Video Formats: NTSC ( M 443 ) PAL ( B G H I D K M N NCOMBO ) SECAM ( L L' )
Audio Outputs: BackPanel
External Inputs: 2
S-Video Inputs: 0
Teletext: Yes (Software)
Tuner Model: Philips FM1246
SOFT PVR capture to file in avi format 1gb limit on some systems, stereo not nicam works best with win xp or win me driver can be problem in other o/s for best reception use a stand-alone vcr or a dedicated arial booster for inproved picture quality. the card requires little cpu resorce but can hang on small graphics cards (direct draw required dx 8) final comment my tv has a computer in it!!.
Comments posted by joe from United Kingdom, June 23, 2005:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux - Rated: 10 of 10.
I have a variation of this card almost a year now
(mine is Win TV Primio FM, PAL/NTSC tuner, only composite-in, no S-Video).
No problems with the installation, just download the latest drivers from Hauppauge site and don't even bother to install the official software it comes with it. Just use Virtualdub and other freeware / commercial software solutions... It works fine with almost everything. It is also compatible with Linux OS.
On my second PC (Win2K (service pack 3), Duron 1200Mhzm 384MB SDRAM, WD Caviar 40GB HD (NTFS), etc) I am able to capture at any resolution, using Virtualdub (and vdubmod), with about 3 - 4 frame drops per hour. The picture quality is good, not excellent. For audio, I use the line in of my soundcard, not the line-in of the card.
The shocking part: I can encode with TMPGenc plus and capture the same time @ 352 X 576 framesize, using Virtualdub and PicVideo MJPEG video codec with only 3 - 4 frame drops every hour. This on a duron 1200!!! What more to ask...
Also, I can do realtime XviD/DivX capture @ 352 X 576 framesize (again 3 - 4 frame drops per hour) and if I disable any kind of preview I can capture even higher (But it is a fake, 'cause with CVS cables you can't capture for true more than 388 X 576 on PAL. With NTSC is different...).
The only minus are
- Luminance variations: Needs always some kind of adjustment if you want perfection
- Field order: Some times it is Fild order A (top field first) some times it is Fild order B (Bottom filed first). You have always to check this before encoding to CVD/SVCD/DVD...
I suggest this card for those who simply want to convert VHS and SVHS to VCD/CVD/SVCD/DVD or capture TV realtime on XviD/DivX the cheap way.
Comments posted by SatStorm from Other, May 29, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux - Rated: 9 of 10.
Mine is a model 401 with the dbx TV tuner and FM radio. Overall, it was fairly simple to install on Redhat Linux 7.3 system which is running patched to 2.4.18-10 kernel.
The first reboot after shutdown and installation was excellent. System came up and kudzu ran and recognized and loaded the drivers automagically! No software to install really, beyond the free applications.
FM and TV work fairly well. I have analog cable in my area still and FoodTV network was excellent. Picture is smooth, sharp, and sound is great.
I'm 10ft from my entertainment center and running cables that long didn't really affect me although audio level fluctuated a lot. I also have a cheap Biostar M6LVQ motherboard with VIA chipset and integrated Trident Cyberblade shared memory graphics and el cheapo AC97 VIA audio. But, it does work. The hitch is you need to reboot the system once again after the first discovery and dynamic module load. Didn't bother trying to dig deeper into this issue. Just that the Tuner works great after a second reboot.
I would have given this a 10/10, only it looks like the board may have some issues with capture performance when using the currently available Linux drivers. The direct screen overlay mode is very smooth and fast for viewing, but when it needs to access the bus and memory, well, then I can't squeeze more than 18 fps out of this puppy doing mjpeg compression with CPU at 70% idle. I'm running a command line tool (streamer) from the xawtv package, which seems to be the only utility that works well. I'm still digging around to see if it's a disk issue or a bttv driver issue. Could be a cpu/disk/mobo/card combo since some military dude in Germany says he can capture 640x480 on his hauppauge card at 24 fps! Either he's exaggerrating or he's got some mondo throughput on this system!
But for a radio/tuner/capture card, it's really decent for the price.
Comments posted by James from Other, September 15, 2002:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux - Rated: 7 of 10.
Comments posted by Robert Hegedus from Other, August 14, 2002:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 6 of 10.
This card is great if you are new to capturing. If you don't want the radio, get the radioless one which is even cheaper. I have had mine for close to two years and it works great. I cap using either mjpeg or huffy. You 'can' cap in mpeg1 or 2 but it is in software and is really crappy. Would rate higher but saw how good Canopus cards capture :)
Comments posted by Tuco1979 from Other, August 01, 2002:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 7 of 10.
Wow talk about a cheap reliable capture card.
Installed great no probs captures very very well with intervideos software using operating system XP and captures for hours hours and hours with out dropping a frame nor voice sinc eg fell asleep the other night and left the capture on, captured all night until the next morning about 9 hours straight and it all turned out brilliant no dropped frames nor voice sinc just great i love it and highly recommend it to beginers.
Comments posted by Steve brass from Other, March 17, 2002:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.
Wow! What a card. This thing does it all. Not only does it do what you expect, it does what you DON'T expect (I mean that in a GOOD way). Like how the FM works with any sound card to capture Live Air broadcasts. And so many third party adapters available to hook-up media galore to it. The installation was a breeze. It even has a diognostic program for installation that can be used later if you update other software that might cause problems. It tells you EXACTLY what the problem is and how to fix it ( I used it ONCE, and it was My mistake...duh...and it still caught it and fixed it). It is a widely recognized card and every software package I've tried works great with it. Good support. Promp updates. I use Intervideo's Suite of programs to capture TV (cable and antenna), digital camera, VHS, DVD, you name it...no problems. Pioneer DVR-A03 DVDR burner, MyDVD!/DVDit!, Ulead, Adobe, all work GREAT with it! There is so much more I haven't even tried yet. I give it THREE THUMBS UP (if I had three thumbs). Dannoo
Comments posted by Dannoo from Other, March 13, 2002:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP Vista? NT4 MAC? Linux? - Rated: 10 of 10.
This card works flawlessly in WinXP, especially with WDM drivers. Weird routine to install those drivers but worth the effort as VFW drivers dont allow full screen mode, atleast on my setup. Radio, Remote control all work fine as well. I've been trying out a demo version of Intervideo's Win DVR software with this card, capturing video in VCD mode and burning directly to cd, after a little tweaking it's a two step process, capture and burn. All in all I'm very happy with this card and would recommend it.
Comments posted by Mike from Other, March 11, 2002:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.
My operating system is Windows XP, but I use Win2k drivers for this card. I use it only for video capturing, and not for watching TV or listening to the radio with it. I've captured 352x240, 352x480, and 480x480, although it is capable of many other resolutions also. VirtualDub is the capture software I use, and TMPGenc is the conversion software. I have no complaints, and no problems with dropped frames.
My system is:
WinTV model 401.
AMD XP1600 CPU.
FIC AD11 Motherboard.
256 meg DDR ram.
40 gig Maxtor Hard Drive.
Comments posted by buzz10 from Other, December 28, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 9 of 10.
I've used this card with and without radio. The TV and tuner section as well as the radio section is of high quality. The remote is additional plus for only $80. I've captured uncompressed, compressed, mpg1, and mpg4 without any issues. I've also used it with various software for streaming live video over the internet. this card is standardized and thus third party software is available. They have a realtime cable software descrambler that I found that is supported for this card (informational purposes only). Also, this card is in DBX stero for excellent captures. Hauppauge also distributes a Windows compatible WDM driver for it. Give it a shot. At $80 for full compatibility, flawless capturing, and full software support, it's a bargain.
Comments posted by Robb Roza from Other, October 14, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95 Win98 Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4 MAC? Linux? - Rated: 10 of 10.
Card installed without trouble. Changes channels quickly and is easy to use. Capturing using Huffy codec drops frames (352x480, 29.97 fps) but is probably due to hardware limitations (P2 400mhz). Image is sharp and colors are vibrant on default, unlike my past 2 ATI All In Wonders (128/128 Pro). Radio works well too. Card functions in Windows 2000 but is not as quick when changing channels and colors are alot less vibrant on default.
Comments posted by Mark Azali from Other, September 20, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 8 of 10.
Easy to get working, stable drivers for all platforms including NT4.0. Must turn off overlay for full frame captures. Has no trouble capturing in any resolution.
Workaround for no overlay on my PC. Set format to RGB24 compression ( Pic / huffyuv / .. ) and turn on preview. No lost frames for hours of captures even with preview on the whole time.
Software tested with Virtualdub / AVI_IO
Comments posted by snowmoon from Other, March 21, 2001:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux - Rated: 8 of 10.
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What kind of main capture features it supports
Analog VideoIn = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input
Video Card = If it is a Video Card/Graphic Card
Tv Tuner = Built-In TV-Tuner
Digital TV = Built-In Digital TV-Tuner
DV/Firewire = DV/Firewire/i.Link input
DV Converter = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input and converts to DV video
MPEG1 hardware = Capture directly MPEG1(VCD) video using hardware*
MPEG2 hardware = Capture directly MPEG2(SVCD and DVD) video using hardware*
MJPEG hardware = Capture directly to MJPEG using hardware*
MPEG4 hardware = Capture directly to MPEG4(DivX,Xvid) video using hardware*
* = Most capture cards can capture to this format using software but it usually requires a very fast computer, if it supports realtime capturing it uses the capture cards hardware and it doesn't require a very fast computer and you may get better quality but less options/settings than software capturing.
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