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Postby UALOneKPlus on Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:53 am

Unadvertised deals - print out and bring to store

http://www.compusa.com/adproducts/html_ad/10_5/pg1.pdf

40 % off instantly on all Memorex DVD Media

Maxtor 160 GB HD, 8 MB cache, 7200 RPM, $99.99 AMIR ($139.99-$40 MIR) hot

Netgear 802.11b 11Mbps Router $29.99 AMIR ($59.99- $20 MIR - $10 MIR) hot

Netgear 802.11b wi-fi PCMCIA card $29.99 AMIR ($49.99 - $20 MIR) warm

Seagate 80.0 GB HD, 8 MB cache, 7200 RPM $49.99 AMIR ($99.99 - $50 MIR) Very Hot
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Thanks

Postby Kantos Kan on Tue Oct 07, 2003 2:36 am

Thanks for posting these unadvertised specials. That 160 GB drive for $99 was just what I needed to upgrade my Tivo.
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Re: Thanks

Postby dbeko on Thu Oct 09, 2003 1:48 pm

Kantos Kan wrote:Thanks for posting these unadvertised specials. That 160 GB drive for $99 was just what I needed to upgrade my Tivo.


Speaking of TIVOs, what's a good one? I'm interested in getting into this arena but have no information on it. My wife wants me to start burning VCDS (or SVCDs) of TV shows. Thanks.
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:44 pm

Are you looking for a TV capture card or TiVO? I had no idea that TiVO could create (S)VCD's.
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Postby dbeko on Fri Oct 10, 2003 6:29 pm

TheWizard wrote:Are you looking for a TV capture card or TiVO? I had no idea that TiVO could create (S)VCD's.


I'm not sure. :-) I'm looking for something that I can hook up to coax/ cable, record the show(s) to a HD and then be able to burn those shows to a VCD/SVCD. A TV capture card would work, I guess, but I was under the impression (perhaps incorrectly) that a TiVO could do that. Are TiVOs networkable? Can I make a TiVO part of my home network? Thanks.
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Postby TheWizard on Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:50 am

No idea regarding TiVO since I never used one. You could buy a TV capture card, hook it up to your cable/satellite connection, record shows, then make (S)VCD's. Any ATI TV Wonder or All-In-Wonder card will do the trick, and I recommend ATI cards as I've had success with them. You could use another brand though; I'd suggest doing a search on Google for reviews of TV capture/tuner cards. Likewise, you can search for reviews for video editing software. Personally, I capture using 320 x 240, 30fps AVI video with 44.100KHz, 16bit, stereo audio. It produces HUGE files, but the quality is excellent since less than 1% of frames are dropped during recording. I then splice the AVI to omit anything I don't want and save it as a WMV file in Windows Movie Maker. I've also used NeroVision Express 2, but for me, Windows Movie Maker is a piece of cake to use. You can use NeroVision (or many other software packages) to save files as AVI's or MPG's. If I have an AVI, WMV, or ASF file that I want to convert to MPG so I can make a (S)VCD out of it, I use TMPGENC.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:47 pm

for me 320x240 is not high enough resolution, I am considering getting the Kworld TV tuner from newegg for $39 it can capture 640x480 and it has an FM tuner. I haven't found any reviews on it though.
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Hmmm

Postby Kantos Kan on Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:43 pm

I haven't gotten that far yet. I think the way to go is with the Adaptec USB video capture unit, bundled with the MyDVD software. You hook up the S-Video output from the Tivo to the Adaptec unit, master your DVD on your PC, and burn the DVD.
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