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Ac3Dc3
24th December 2003, 16:48
Hi-

I am thinking of buying this capture card, the WinTV PVR 350 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000CGUVV/ref=br_lf_ce_7/026-3163882-6199664) and from what i understand from their website (http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/), this records TV audio in stereo - is this correct ? And also, if i buy this card in the United Kingdom (from Amazon) will i be able to use it on the European mainland (France, Germany, Italy, etc). I know all of Europe is PAL but i have known televisions that are not compatible in Great Britain and e.g. Germany.

If anyone can help, some inf woud be great before I decide to buy !

Ac3Dc3.:devil:

Ac3Dc3
24th December 2003, 22:34
This is to answer my own post, using some info found after some hard searching...

i) Hauppauge's WinTV PVR 350 records and plays in Nicam Stereo, so yes.

ii) It is not clear from the Amazon site wether this is the PAL-I (for video broadcast decoding in the United Kingdom) or the PAL-B/G or PAL-E/L models from the description, but following the Model Number (993) i guess* this would be the PAL-B/G model, but this is very strange seeing as though you would only be able to decode video broadcast from the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy etc, but not from Great Britain !

This (http://www.psreporter.com/pal_system_tv_standard.html) site lists the differences in different countries using the PAL standard, and this (http://www.sports-camera.com/ntsc_or_pal.htm) site shows the colour and broadcasting systems by country. I have used this information and the lay out at this (http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPP-Input_Adapters--tv_video_radio_input) site to deduce the above.

But i can't think why Hauppauge would sell a Personal Video Recorder in the U.K. that does decode broadcasts from there, so maybe somewere along the line i have gone wrong in my analysis...

Ac3Dc3.:devil:

*using information from Dabs.com (that sell the 993 model and have it listed as a PAL-B/G decoder).

2ZOD.COM
26th December 2003, 19:25
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Ac3Dc3
27th December 2003, 17:00
thanks for the info 2zod im sure the PVR 350 can decode all PAL signals but i emailed them to make sure and will post the reply... and hows the AverTV Studio card anyway ?

g2g,

Ac3Dc3.:devil: