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 04/06/2004 06:23 AM
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koolaidwa
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amd xp2400, 256mb ddr2700, 1x40gb wd hd for op system, 1x160gb wd hd for video/dvd, 8x dvd+-r/+-rw, 16x dvd-rom, no fdd who uses them lol, 17inch kds flat crt monitor, win xp pro, 128mb ddr 8x agp geforce 4 video card with tv out, firewire card,

i use this system for making and copying dvd's and video editing, and for net,

i need to know what a good pvr card is good for the cheapist price



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 08/16/2005 07:10 AM
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what is a pvr
 08/16/2005 07:49 AM
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In terms of pvr (personal video recorder) the hauppauge line' ">http://www.newegg.com/Product/...axPrice=&Go.x=0&Go.y=0 is one of the high scorers in terms of performance and quality. This is due to the hardware encoding that greatly reduces cpu resources unlike some of the 'cheaper' (don't know if that's the right word) competitors.

The downside of the hauppauge line is that it costs quite a lot and the software that comes with it is quite... basic shall i say; which might diminish its function as a pvr.

Another high scorer would be the pinnacle pctv' ">http://www.newegg.com/Product/...acle+pctv&InnerCata=47 series although they are generally cheaper than the Hauppage, it doesn't feature hardware encoding. Although it stresses the CPU quite a bit, your athlon should be able to handle it fine. The software is much more user friendly than the hauppauge line which is quite nice.

The ATi 550pro' ">http://www.newegg.com/Product/...+tuners&srchInDesc=550 is also another popular choice although i haven't used it yet, other users say that the picture quality is very nice, it is priced ok but the software can be fairly buggy - although i think it has matured enough now.

You may not be interested in these but i'm sure there's a perfect solution for you out there /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

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