“ Adaptec VideOh! DVD Media Center USB 2.0 Edition - TV tuner / video input adapter - Hi-Speed USB - NTSC, PAL „
This product is a freeview tuner, PVR and a video capture device. Not a 'DVD Media Center'. It comes with a bundle of software (WinDVR and Sonic Record Now), remote control, power cable and a usb cable. This TV tuner does not come with any s-video or composite leads.
This product is very handy for laptop users as it's easy to set up and install and it also supports USB 2.0. This also has composite and s-video input, which is handy. So you can plug in your camcorder and make home-dvd's or transfer VHS to DVD.
This product is 'rubbish' compared to other products on the market now, it doesn't have a freeview tuner and it's only compatible with XP and 2000. Also, if you want to record in MPEG-2 format, a 20min recording takes up about 1gb of hard disk space. So make sure you have a large hard disk before you buy this. Finally this product is not compatible with Windows XP MCE 2005.
Overall, this product is a good buy if you just want to transfer home videos or old VHS tapes to DVD. However I would go for a freeview tuner instead of this.
Adaptec VideOh! DVD Media Center USB 2.0 Edition provides an all-in-one solution for watching, controlling and recording video and TV on your PC. The solution easily captures analog video from camcorders, VHS tapes and digital media to convert into MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 files. As a personal video recorder (PVR), Media Center allows you to record TV shows, pause, instant replay, fast forward and rewind, as well as burn onto DVD or video CD. It also includes Sonic MyDVD video creation software to edit, manage and burn video clips and photo slide shows.
|Product Description:||Adaptec VideOh! DVD Media Center USB 2.0 Edition - TV tuner / video input adapter - USB 2.0|
|Device Type:||TV tuner / video input adapter - external|
|Interface Type:||Hi-Speed USB|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||10.4 cm x 12 cm x 3.5 cm|
|Video Input:||S-video input, composite video input - external|
|Analogue Video Format:||NTSC, PAL|
|Analogue video Signal:||S-Video, composite video|
|Digital Video Format:||MPEG-1, MPEG-2|
|Frame Rate:||NTSC: 30 frames per second, PAL: 25 frames per second|
|Digital Video Capture Resolution:||720 x 480, 720 x 576|
|Audio Input Support:||Standard|
|Cables Included:||1 x A/V cable - external - 1.8 m
1 x USB cable - external - 1.8 m
|OS Required:||Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|