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Rommel August 26, 2009 01:43 PM

TV Card recommendation
 
Hi there, I have a system that I recently formatted with Windows 7 however the 9600 AIW installed works only as a video card. I am unable to have Video-in from a decade old Camcorder.

Do you guys know of a card that will allow me to work with an older Camcorder so I can take the video in and then work with it?

Perhaps a TV card of sorts? Hauppauge? ATI Tuners?

I spoke with an AMD support rep and they said they have no support for the AIW cards in Windows 7.

I have windows 7 32-bit on this box. It's a Pentium 4 @ 3GHz with 1.5 GB DDR RAM. Hard drive space is plenty as it is a 250GB drive.

artistpavel August 26, 2009 01:46 PM

Hauppauge HVR-1600 maybe

Nodscene August 26, 2009 04:01 PM

I'd recommend the Hauppauge card I have in the buy sell forum, or is that wrong :)

chrisk August 26, 2009 04:33 PM

What output does your camcorder use?

I have this card and have been very happy with it:
NCIX.com - Buy Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600 PCI TV Tuner Hardware MPEG NTSC ATSC QAM Retail Box W/ Remote & IR Receiver - 1181 In Canada. Its a PCI card; if you want a PCI-E version of that card, then this one: NCIX.com - Buy Hauppauge WINTV-HVR-1800 PCI-E1 TV Tuner NTSC ATSC QAM for Windows Vista Whitebox OEM - 1129 In Canada.

I don't use the digital tuners on those cards though, so I can't speak as to the usefulness of that. These cards have hardware decoding which is nice, and I have found support for XP and Vista to work well. Also works well with various media applications (ie SageTV).

The cards above have the regular NTSC and S-Video inputs. If your camcorder uses Firewire then I would look elsewhere.

TopDogZero August 26, 2009 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rommel (Post 245378)
Hi there, I have a system that I recently formatted with Windows 7 however the 9600 AIW installed works only as a video card. I am unable to have Video-in from a decade old Camcorder.


Do you mean the 9600 AIW has the right input for the camcorder and it just won't work under WIN-7? If so did you download the latest driver from ATI? And what outputs does the camcorder have.


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