Tv Tuner/Tv Out Help in choosing one?

vbimport

#1

Hey All, I’m a Newbie :doh:
my situation is this - i have a lot of videoz…tv shows & alike on my pc…i done the whole converting & burning on to DVD…but it just takes so long…for a disc that i may only watch a couple times & then just take up space…
so i want to be able to watch them on my tv & i was hopin someone could suggest some good tv-out hardware…that provides a fairly decent picture & not too expensive…
also curious about tv tuner cards…are they any like kind of external (or internal) cards or boxes that allow u to capture tv onto computer & also allow tv-out ? that’d be nice :slight_smile: my sis has a camcorder that she’d like to put the video from it to the pc & i also got a bunch my my mates tapes i’d love to digitise & burn as dvd’s…any suggestions with this also? once again not lookin to be spendin too much cash…not makin blockbusters just yet
any help would be much appreciated :bow:


#2

Therea are lots of cards that will output to a tv. Any card with a composite out will do it. I have two old 8500’s that do that. IWth the new media center pc’s, I guesse its more of an option… What file format are your videos??? A divx player might suit you well.


#3

Get a video card that offers S-Video out. Most new Nvidia and ATI cards offer this even on the low end, or get one of these Link


#4

Nearly every video card these days has an S-Video out, take a look on the back of your PC, maybe you already have one!

A TV card would be a nice addition to have a complete “media center”, I’m pretty fond of my card from Compro, personally, but I’ve heard they don’t even have a US distributor anymore. I see a lot of recommendations for Hauppauge cards, those are in pretty good supply. None of these are gonna have a TV-Out on them, though, that’s all up to your video card.


#5

Another option would be one of the mulitformat players. You can just burn as data and play the more common formats.