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Old 09-23-2004, 09:16 PM   #1  
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Question Recording from HDTV to PC?

I have a visiontek xtasy raedon 9200se 128mb video card with a DVI interface as well as other connections. What I want to know is whether or not I can run a 15 foot DVI connection from my Panny 50" LCD RPTV to my video card and record from the PC and end up with a better quality DVD than going from the HDTV component to my stand alone DVD recorder?
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Old 09-23-2004, 09:54 PM   #2  
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It's not completly clear to me what you're asking...

Are you saying that your Panny RPTV has a DVI out? You then want to connect a DVI cable from your RPTV out to your video card to capture the HD signal to your PC's hard drive for DVD burning?
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Wait, i dotn get your question...as i understand, you want to connect your tv on your computer via DVI and use your computer as a Personal Video Recorder? If i am correct, i've got your answer.... read down






ITS NOT POSSIBLE. (Pls correct me if im wrong). Your card is a 9200se with DVI connection. What that means is that it can output, not input, just output to a DVI compatible unit such as a monitor or television. There is no way to use this as input. As far as i know, to record HD content onto our computer, you will require an HD tuner card. If you are interested, i believe that there is a couple of forums about the ATI HD Tuner Card. Cheapest one in the market so far (not neccessarily the best). It comes with everything you need to get started (except a computer to use and a technician to install it for you...LAUGH OUT LOUD PLS! ITS A JOKE!). Anyways, ill stop answering now to save up my time sicne i dont know if i understood your question correctly...just respond back and ill check up tomorrow between 330pm and 530 pm...Pacific Time
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By the way, this should of gone into the computer section....
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That's what I was trying to clarify! However, TyNorth does not necessarily need an HDTV Tuner card. ATI's AIW series come with a special video-in adapter cable that connects to component video cables. You can connect an HD receiver to this card so you can see and record that HD signal. However, what you record will get down-converted to 480p when captured to the hard drive. I'm not convinced that this will look any better than the standalone DVD recorder, unless the DVD recorder is not progressive scan.
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Old 09-24-2004, 02:10 AM   #6  
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Thanks to both of you for the information. I was wondering what would happen once in was stored on the hard drive and then uploaded to the burner. I have a program that burns direct from the source to the disc without going to the harddrive, would that make a difference or would the same thing happen because it is going through the computer? My video card does have a what appears to be a DVI-I dual link female. It is for DV camcorders and such. But I thought it might work for recording in HD. But, if that were the case I guess they wouldn't need a special HD video card, right?
I am learning but don't know al that much yet.
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Here is my theory in learning: The best way to learn is to experiment....

However, if your experiment "sux" and screws up your equipment, too bad...

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