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Old 28th March 2009, 00:52   #1  |  Link
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Good capture card for PAL analog source

Hi, I live in Brazil and im planning to buy a TV-Card for my HTPC. My main problem is that all the cards sold on ebay / amazon like the HauppaugeŽ ones are NTSC, and I need a PAL-M card.

My question here is: Is there any way to buy a good PAL TV-Card in the US (hauppauge or not)? If not, will the Hauppauge NTSC cards (like the PVR-150) work here in Brazil?

FYI: Im going to use the card with MediaPortal or even MediaCenter
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Check european products at www.amazon.co.uk
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I know but here in Brazil we use PAL-M, not PAL-N like in Europe ;/
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It doesn't matter, my old TV-card (a Pinnacle PCTV Studio Rave) handles all possible PAL formats, even PAL60 (I know that because you can have a PAL60 signal from the PlayStation 2 if the game supports it). I don't see why "newer" cards wouldn't (I've known of the PVR150 since my early capture days).
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I know but here in Brazil we use PAL-M, not PAL-N like in Europe ;/
Europe is PAL-BDGIK (which are all basically the same at baseband - the only differences are at RF). PAL-N is rare, as is the different "PAL-N combination".

I wouldn't be 100% confident that everything supports everything. Try asking fellow enthusiasts in a local forum to be sure. Given the potential compatibility problems to be solved, I bet there is a local video forum in your country + language. (You can certainly find many video people discussing and complaining about it in Argentina).

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