That's not what it says on thier web site web siteKenbo said:This card doesn't appear to be a hardware capture device, like the Hauppage line of analog tuners. Am I right in saying that?
This card doesn't need an encoder since it is already receiving digital signals unlike the Hauppauge cards such as the PVR-150 or 250.Enjoy free over-the-air Digital TV on your Media Center PC, watch, pause and record Digital TV programs, especially 1080i HDTV broadcast programs like NFL Football or the Oscar. AVerTVHD MCE A180 designs for Microsoft Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 Operating System, it completes your Home Entertainment Center capabilities with High Definition TV viewing. Watch TV, or use the PVR and Time Shift features to Pause, Rewind and Replay Live HDTV so that you will never miss a moment of your favorite TV programs again
Then why are there cards such as the MyHD which do sport hardware processing? Why would someone spend a few hundred U.S. as opposed to $115 CDN for this card?Wayne said:
It looks like that you need an analog TV tuner card to use this with MCE, but you can get those for less than C$100. Other than that I can't answer your question. But recording a digital signal is much easier than recording an analog signal - all you have to do is send the digital stream to the hard drive - you don't have to do the encoding so any digital tuner card should be able to record.Kenbo said:Then why are there cards such as the MyHD which do sport hardware processing? Why would someone spend a few hundred U.S. as opposed to $115 CDN for this card?
Ok, so the main issue is playback then, and not recording? If that's the case, then yes I was confused.jeneral said:I think you guys are getting confused. The MyHD cards are hardware based and thus offload the playback to the card (without hardware assist, HDTV stream playback can tax a 2+GHz CPU).
Kenbo said:This card doesn't appear to be a hardware capture device, like the Hauppage line of analog tuners. Am I right in saying that?
I have this card.Kenbo said:Bump -- Doesn't anyone have this card yet?
You can do recording on WatchHDTV using A180?beefgravy said:i have this card and it does pretty good output for CBC and CTV in vancouver for me. i use WatchHDTV and it records to a ms-dvr file with no issues. playback uses about 5% cpu with WatchHDTV.
i use cyberlinks mpeg2 decoder DS to render a very good image.