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Video In

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:54 am
by Sowser
Does anyone have a line on a good video capture device? I'd like something that I could directly connect my cable box and video camera up to.

Re: Video In

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:18 am
by Major_A
Any capture card will supply you with a video in. But in order to control your cable box, aka change the channel, you will need one that has a IR blaster. I've been using a Hauppauge PVR-150 with my satellite box for several years now to have my own PVR that can change the channel for me.

Re: Video In

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:27 am
by Sowser
So looking at these:

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 MCE Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116015

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1850 MC Board Only
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116044

The only difference is that one comes with a remote plus other doo-dads and the other does not?

This snippet from the discription of the "Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1850 MC Board Only" confused me a little.
The WinTV-HVR-1850 board adds on-board Media Center and WinTV remote control receiver/blaster. Now you can get IR receive and blast for both Media Center and the WinTV v7 application, without needing an external "beanbag".


And also even though these have tv tuners I would still need to buy an HD antenna to watch over the air tv correct?

Re: Video In

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:02 pm
by Major_A
Get the remote if you can. Yes you will need an antenna ( a $5 one at Walmart can pick up HD signals, don't buy into those "HD antennas"). Either of those will work.