Some useful info on TV@nywhere - (lack of) stereo/SAP etc

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captune

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First off, I have not bought this card (yet) though I am interested in it. I found quite some useful info on this Chinese forum:

http://forum.1bits.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=15

Let me pass to you some info gleaned from the forum:

1) Someone emailed MSI/its distributor in Taiwan, and they confirmed that at present stereo and SAP are NOT working on TV@nywhere. They are trying to fix it.

2) You can use other programs supporting WDM driver to capture footages to uncompressed AVI files. Some that were found to work are Amcap and ATi MMC 7.1. I suspect that iuVCR and Virtual VCR may work too. Actually I prefer capture in uncompressed/huffyv-compressed AVI, then encode via TMPEGenc later.

3) Prolink Pixelview PlayTV HD uses the same CX88x chipset. Apparently its TV tuning is no good, but it gives better brightness/contrast (? image quality too) than TV@nywhere when captures via S-video. A guy actually overwrote 2 driver files (cx88vid.sys and cx88xbar.sys) from TV@nywhere with the ones from PlayTV HD, and guess what, after this tweak the picture looks better on TV@nywhere when capture through S-video!
 
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LTech221

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Sounds good about the Stereo/SAP, any news on defective controllers (too sensitive/ or doesn't work) ?
 
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TheDerivative

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Originally posted by captune
First off, I have not bought this card (yet) though I am interested in it. I found quite some useful info on this Chinese forum:

http://forum.1bits.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=15

Let me pass to you some info gleaned from the forum:

1) Someone emailed MSI/its distributor in Taiwan, and they confirmed that at present stereo and SAP are NOT working on TV@nywhere. They are trying to fix it.

2) You can use other programs supporting WDM driver to capture footages to uncompressed AVI files. Some that were found to work are Amcap and ATi MMC 7.1. I suspect that iuVCR and Virtual VCR may work too. Actually I prefer capture in uncompressed/huffyv-compressed AVI, then encode via TMPEGenc later.

3) Prolink Pixelview PlayTV HD uses the same CX88x chipset. Apparently its TV tuning is no good, but it gives better brightness/contrast (? image quality too) than TV@nywhere when captures via S-video. A guy actually overwrote 2 driver files (cx88vid.sys and cx88xbar.sys) from TV@nywhere with the ones from PlayTV HD, and guess what, after this tweak the picture looks better on TV@nywhere when capture through S-video!
Wait, so how do I get the BEST image quality for the card? Do I use the PLayTV HD drivers? Or do I only use some of them? What about the beta driver that is floating around here?
 
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