Originally posted by AND_YOU_ARE
Winfast makes a great tv tuner card, thats the one I have. I cant find it on newegg, but it should be there.
I bought that from your suggestion/comment on it
I read all the reviews at Newegg, and they were pretty good but had one thing in common, which I came across as well (annoying as hell!)...
I'm not quite sure what this is called/how to say it, but the PCI card's metal plate that faces out was a little too long. I ended up bending it enough to get it to go on the side of the motherboard...which I really don't like doing and was a bad idea in retrospect, but what's done is done
Anyhow, I must say, compared to the previous card I had: it is GREAT. I actually get FM stations, and the TV pictures actually come in. I had a few other minor problems, which were:
-When you go to install the WinFast Entertainment "Center" (the Radio/TV programs), the auto-launch link didn't work. I had to go to the CD drive and run the install file (no big deal).
-The FM tuner worked fine right off. The TV tuner crashed every time I started it. I went to their web site and downloaded the latest drivers (.003 difference in version, I believe), but it fixed it. Not that it really matters, but they weren't digitally signed either.
I know, that's a lot of bad, but so far I am really happy with it for the price. I have it set up to record my shows daily, and burn them directly to a CD -- which works great, as I can copy/give them to friends (which is another thing I was wanting to do
) I have not yet looked at the other software that came with it, but I know it says it comes with a video editing program, sound manipulation of some sorts...I'll be looking into that soon
Another thing I like is how easy it is to record songs. I always liked the idea of hearing a song I liked on the radio, and simply pressing "Record" to get it--for multiple reasons.
Mmm...good card, so far
Err, now it's going to break, isn't it!!
Oh yeah, it runs at ~$45 on Newegg.com. I have the link saved on another computer if it can't be found (too lazy ATM