The right TV capture card to get.
by slmosqueda - 6/18/05 12:40 PM
In Reply to: Transfer DVR to PC DVD by lanceks1
At this time I would highly suggest getting the LeadTek Winfast TV 2000 expert video capture card or one from their line. It comes with many recording options, MPEG 1,2,4. Of coarse, you will want to record in MPEG 2 if you plan on makind a DVD out of it.
I have reviewed and used AverMedia, Happauge and the ATI TV Wonder series of products. At this time the most user friendly and compatible tv capture card is the Winfast line. The only drawback is that if you are cutting out commercials by pausing the recording when using the remote, you will need a second tv for viewing because the capture software actually pauses the streaming video when you pause the recording.
You can pick up the capture card new off ebay for around $50, very reasonable.
For burning to DVD, you should be able to use Roxio without any issues. You will be recording in the native MPEG 2 format.
Also, if you are interested in captureing your audio in stereo you will need a jack two mono in to stereo jack, from Radio Shack.
If you have any questions regarding Winfast settings let me know.
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