I used to have an old MSI tuner card that I used to watch TV on my PC, transfer old home videos, video from my camera, and to record old movies from TV. Can't remember exactly how I did it, but I used to be able to adjust the bit rate so that the end product would fit more or less exactly on to a DVD. I used to use an earlier version of TPMG for the final product.
Well I feel like putting a similar card in my present computer, and am not sure which way to go. I was looking at the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250, and I'm a little confused. A lot of the reviews make points about how the card is useless for picking up cable channels because they're encrypted, but given that my standard method of operation used to be to hook up my PC directly from the back of the cable box via a splitter, rather than from the wall, that shouldn't be a problem, right?
Motherboard – ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Sound - Soundblaster Audigy2 ZS
RAM - Corsair XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB)
DVD - Lite-on DVDRW LH-20A1L SCSI
HD - Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
Power - Cooler Master Real Power Pro RS-750-ACAA-A1 750W
OS – Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
Edited by timbo59, 02 February 2015 - 05:53 AM.