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Old 2005-09-18, 02:34 AM
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Question Video capture cards...any recommendations?

I have Cox Digital Cable and want to upgrade to a better video card.
What kind of cards will capture in the best quality?
What formats do they capture in? (mpeg/avi/miniDV/etc.)
How do I find out what quality aud/video signal I'm getting from the digital cable box?

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 2005-09-18, 09:08 AM
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Re: Video capture cards...any recommendations?

typically your video card doesn't "capture" per se...it acts as an I/O device, and then you'd use a program to capture with...

off the top of my head, Plextor has some boxes that take a coax input, and run usb or firewire to your comp... http://www.plextor.com/english/produ...oduct_dvc.html

i'm sure there are more...hopefully someone with "working knowlege" of these devices can make a few suggestions
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Old 2005-09-18, 10:24 AM
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Re: Video capture cards...any recommendations?

I use an ATI all-in wonder card. has break out box with coax. svideo, etc.
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