The cards have the saaHL-v chip. It’s no better than any other single-element indoor antenna, though, and even dual-element “rabbit ears” indoor antennas are pretty much rubbish. Posted 16 August – For detailed images of the various slightly different models, see bttv gallery. It even looks nifty, with iMac-ish see-through styling.

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LifeView FlyVideoFM NTSC – LinuxTVWiki

LifeView have rebranded this range to the ‘FlyTV’ range. They don’t have video input functions, but they don’t have sound sync and frame rate issues, either. Using the site is easy and fun. Please log in to reply. Save a video snapshot to your hard drive to send to friends, or set it as your desktop wallpaper! For the saa, Hz is only valid for external audio input to the card; for internal audio input directly via the PCI busyou have to use Hz. The manual warns that you’ll get lousier frame rates if you scale up the window or use full screen mode, but that’s not because higher resolution data’s being decoded – it’s just because the computer has to interpolate the low-res data up to a larger number of pixels.

Built with a Philips silicon tuner, it supports worldwide TV standards and worldwide stereo sound standards. All other brand names are the registered trademarks of their respective holders. Overall Many PC TV tuners have fancy software that gives them digital VCR functions, multi-channel preview with a very slow update rate – the tuner just tunes each channel in turn and that sort of thing.


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Well, here one is. Welcome to BleepingComputera free community where people like yourself come together interbal discuss and learn how to use their computers. As it is rather Small I thought a TV card in her computer would do the trick. Images shown may vary from actual product. The LifeTV’s picture is by pixels in size. You can record AVI files, but you can’t schedule the recording and you can’t see what’s on across the dial without lifevieq channels in the usual way.

For instructions, see Saax devices: The FlyTV Platinum also comes equipped with S-Video and composite video inputs, so you can connect external video sources such as a VCR or camcorder — now you can save your old home movies to digital format! And here we strike a problem. The LifeTV manual’s tiny, but good enough. Regrettably, it doesn’t seem to be able to do that. You can manually tweak the channels as well, of course.

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Want it to take external video input, too, so you can connect a VCR or camcorder to it and use it as a frame grabber? Now, that’s not a problem for a framegrabber, but it makes audio synchronisation an issue. The computer is a PC with a 2. Register a free account to unlock additional runer at Tune. I am embarrassed, up until today I have never had such a failure in installing any kind of hardware.


You can’t move that down a USB cable. Several functions may not work. Mac driver is available for OEM request.

Not that I want to spoil the ending for you, or anything. The files produced in lifevidw manner are almost twice as large as the ones produced by the mencoder command above, but show significantly less pixillation. USB video gadgets don’t deliver the video instantly.

The software installation’s straightforward, and plugging in a USB device isn’t exactly rocket science either. Note the “-e ,16,2”, letting transcode know about the parameters of the audio stream from the saa card. Not far enough below as to look like a slideshow, but not smooth.

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