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Can someone please recommend a good TV tuner card PCI version with teletext for use in the UK.

I know there are various ones inc. Haupage WinTV.  I would like some first hand experience from anyone who has access to a TV card.  Also does it have a SCART socket so you can attach a camcorder or Video and record images/movies into MPEG or other format for retrieval on the HD?

Thk.
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Also, is it worth getting a Nicam stereo one if I am able to connect the sound system to my Pro Logic hifi?
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DO NOT GET the Hauppauge WinTV.. I have one and the quality is horrible.... for about the same cost you can get the ATI TV tuner or the ATI all in wonder video card. these do not have the greatest look but are definitely a big improvement on the hauppauge card.

but really you need to go and look and compare and see what has all the features you want for the price you like.. so i will suggest the following URL for you to do your research accordingly: http://www.cnet.com/esearch/csr/1,250,,00.html?keyword=tv+tuner&search_level=NS&search_logic=AND&date_level=N&sort_by=rele&from_power=n&site_code=CN&site_cat=CO&csr_links=111111

good luck
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Do you know anything about the planned release of a UK sattellite TV card to pick up signals?

I heard Pace are producing one which will be released in the summer of 99.

Can a TV tuner card be also used as a Video capture card for video conferencing?
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no i don't, I am in the US, you may want to email specific manufacturers and ask them. yes they can be used for video capture provided the included software supports it
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I asked a local distributor whether I could convert home videos on to CD in MPEG format but he said I need a very good video capture card like the Martox Rainbow runner or Marvel, as my Matrox milennium would not suffice.

Again does a TV tuner card work to perform the same function and does it have on board memory to handle full screen streaming video?
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yes it does
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Hi ey143

There are already a number of diffrent Digital TV cards planned for release in the UK. Hauppauge have already released the WinTV DVB-Satellite and will soon release a DVB-Terrestrial version.

Both have MPEG capturing & playback.
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Any idea how much it costs, and when they will be released

Thx
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