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Old 04-23-2006, 10:44 AM   #1
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Recommendations? Cardbus HDTV Video Capture


I realize that it's a tall order, but looking to capture HDTV on cardbus or Zoom, ideally using HDMI.

Have an IBM Stinkpad A22p 1GHz with ATI Rage128 Mobility M3, which can ostensibly capture SVideo with Gatos drivers. But I want more power!

Is anyone capturing HDTV, and if so, what hardware/chipset/drivers/software, etc?

I don't mind capturing in DV or Mpeg2 or such, and later transcoding to DiVX or Mpeg4. But my Dishplayer is almost filled up with shows, which I have to offload.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Use a DV camcorder to capture the video. Then use IEEE-1394 to download the DV video to the computer. If you are going to use a notebook computer, make sure it has a lot of space and an IEEE-1394 connection.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 07:00 PM   #3
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Thanks Electro, but this is about getting the content off of my DVR.

I would love to use MythTV for my DVR, but Dish Network is the source. (fully proprietary) So I figure, play it to my computer.

The Dishplayer has component, D-DVI, and HDMI out. I'd like to avoid SVideo, as I'd like to capture HDTV.
 
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You can not. HDTV is still new. Not even any devices for Windows can capture through the DVI or HDMI. You still have to capture through S-Video. Video capture cards have the same change as sound cards.

Buy a PCMCIA IEEE-1394 and a DV camcorder. Then use dv utilities to download the DV content.

Linux is still limited unless you want to spend time writing software and designing the device.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 03:50 PM   #5
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Egh, OK thanks. Camcorder doesn't help, as this is satellite TV.

What about HDTV capture with a standard PeeCee? I could relocate my firewall, with some effort.
 
  


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