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Hauppage PVR 250

Discussion in 'Video capturing from analog sources' started by thefred, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. thefred

    thefred Member

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    I'm considering buying it. However I've been disappointed with capture devices before, the last being Dazzle DVC 90, which I found out you need one hell of a system to get it working properly, anhd still drop frames.

    So before I throw myself into another purchase, I want to think it over. What I want is good quality, and at a fairly low price, that's all I want, I don't really mind about MPEG-2 encoding and all.

    So basically, for those who have the PVR 250, is it as good as people say, and if possible could you maybe link me to a screen capture of a video capture you've done, so I can see the quality?

    Thanks, Fred

    PS: If there are any other devices out there that might suit me, do tell.
     
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    The dazzle90 is a toy compared to the PVR-250.
    Here's a PVR-250 screenshot.
    Beware Dialup users. It's an uncompressed .bmp
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  3. thefred

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    don't want to be too demanding, but do you have something a little britghter?

    Thanks
     
  4. rebootjim

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    [​IMG]
    Shrunk only in aspect, otherwise uncompressed.
     
  5. joe33333

    joe33333 Guest

    I have the PVR-250 and it is kick ass. Only thing is make sure you get the new drivers off of their site otherwise the video doesn't look as good. Only thing I don't like about the card is that it doesn't let me stream with Windows Media Encoder over my network. (Still working on it). Has anyone got it stream?
     
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    The drivers from http://www.shspvr.com are even better.
    The updated mpeg decoder from hauppauge is a bit better. Use Mainconcept or Intervideo nonCSS for even better.
    I stream with videolan.
     
  7. thefred

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    cool, thanks guys, I think I just decided to buy it
     
  8. joe33333

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    I want to be able to pick it up on my Pocket PC, there is a videolan for PPC but have never been able to get it to work. Has anyone?
     

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