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|TerraTec Cinergy 1200 DVB-T||Digital TV
|Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP
Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux?
*based on user reports.
|Description (from the manufacturer site)|
Digital Video Broadcasting via Antenna (DVB-T)
Digital TV and Radio reception
Philips SAA-7146 chipset
Philips DVB-T Tuner
MPEG-2 and PVA Recording
Dolby Digital (AC3) support
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Digital TV – via antenna!
With the Cinergy 1200 DVB-T, you can receive up to 30 TV channels on your PC in outstanding digital quality. Terrestrial antennas still frequently found in many households can generally be used without problems. Enjoy tomorrow's TV standard today with a minimum of installation effort!
Digital video recorder
The Cinergy 1200 DVB-T also turns your PC into a modern hard drive video recorder that can be programmed with ease thanks to its electronic program guide (EPG) support. All programs are displayed in a clearly structured window and can be recorded loss-free in MPEG-2 format — at the touch of a single button with its one-touch recording (OTR) function.
The integrated timeshifting will revolutionize your viewing habits. Interrupt programs whenever you like and continue watching them later from where you left off. With the bundled software, you can burn recorded films directly to (S)VCD or DVD from your hard disk — without unwanted commercial breaks. Start your movie archive now!
Teletext & Radio
But there is much more, because the Cinergy 1200 DVB-T also features excellent teletext functionality. In addition, you can also receive and record digital radio programs in outstanding stereo quality.
I have the same pixelproblem when I recording. But the 5.1 sound works perfect and don't interrupt.
Jag har samma problem som nedanstående skribent. Men 5.1-ljudet på bl a Kommisionen funkar perfect utan att hacka vid inspelning. Bilden blir också (förutom pixelproblemet) bättre, från tv genom dator, än med min Force boxer.
Comments posted by Ruva from Sweden, September 23, 2005:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 4 of 10.
After installing SP2 for windowsXP no problems with the Cinergy software not starting up after the computer have been shut down. But the EPG for the timerfunction is still not working and the "pixel-line" problem is the same as before. Some days ago I also discovered a new problem when recording from SVT 1 and SVT 2 in MPG the recorded picture have problems with the encoding to MPG, a lot of "pixeling" blocks occure on the recording which not occure while watching the TV-program live or when I record in PVA-format. My antenna signal is very good (100 %) for SVT1 and SVT 2 and the picture is also good when I watch it live or when I record in PVA-format. The strange thing is when I record in MPG from TV 4 it works fine and the picture quality is the same as when I watch it live or in PVA-format. My antenna signal for TV 4 is weaker (90 %) but the mpg encoding works better. I don´t know why, I use the same Cyberlink encoder which was installed together with Terratec Cinergy software.
Comments posted by Peter from Sweden, September 12, 2005:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 1 of 10.
I´ve had the dvb-T card for more than a week now and I´ve discovered some more serious problems with the card and supplyed software:
Frequent problems with the TV application not starting up and I have to manually delete the exe-file and reinstall the TV application again. After reinstalling it, it starts up fine until next time I start up the computer. Then I´ll have to do it all over again. Very irritating !!!
The EPG-function is not working properly, if I switch TV-program I can get a short info. about the next program. But if I want to use the EPG-information for timer programming the software doesn´t find any EPG-data, so the funktion is useless.
And the small "pixel-jumps" in the top and bottom of the TV-picture are getting more and more irritating since I bougtht this card for having great picture quality.
I´ve contacted the support on Terratec homepage twice but still no answer. So I guess this is not a company who cares about their customers.
So my advice is DON`T by Terratec Cinergy 1200 DVB-T, you´d probably bee dissapointed like me.
Comments posted by Peter from Sweden, July 04, 2005:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 1 of 10.
+ easy installation
+ good sensitivity (dvb-t tuner)
+ stability, good picture quality (except for deforamations se below)
+ the card can handle dolby digital AC3-audio
+ show dvb-T subtitles
- deformations in the TV-picture captured with the card, the "pixel line" in the top and the bottom of the picture isn´t straight. The picture is one "pixel line" lower on the left side of the picture (one "pixel line" higher on the right side of the picture). There is a small jump after about 1/3 of the picture length.
- supplyed software from ULEAD doesn´t support AC3-audio
- manual only on CD
- teletext dosen´t work on SVT channels, only works on TV 4.
- software from terratec have some "bugs"
Comments in Swedish:
Terratec Cinergy 1200 DVB-T var enkel att installera i datorn och tunerdelen har god känslighet vilket gör att mottagningen är stabil hela tiden. Den automatiskta TV-kanal sökningen tar tid, ca 40 minuter att söka över hela frekvensområdet, men hittar alla kanaler utan problem. Bildkvalitén är mycket god vare sig man tittar "live" eller spelar in i pva- eller mpeg2-format. En nackdel är dock om man tittar noga så är bildpunkterna i översta och understa raden förskjutna vilket uppkommer både då man tittar "live" och på inspelat material ifrån kortet. En fördel med kortet är att det klarar dolby digital AC3-ljud men tyvärr klarar inte den bifogade programvaran ifrån ULEAD av att hantera AC3-ljud då man vill bränna lagrade TV-program på DVD. Förövrigt har jag hittat en "bugg" i Terratec:s egna digital TV programvara, det går inte att ta bort inspelat material via dialogruta i programmet trots att funktionen finns där. Så man får ta bort oönskade inspelningar via utforskaren istället.
Sedan så fungerar det inte att ta emot SVT:s text TV med Terratec:s programvara men TV 4:s text TV funkar bra, vad detta beror på vet jag ej. En fördel med Terratec:s programvara är att den automatiskt lägger in dvb-T undertexter på samma sätt som en stationär dvb-T mottagare gör och undertexterna kommer även med på det inspelade materialet.
Comments posted by Peter from Sweden, June 26, 2005:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 5 of 10.
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