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Adaptec VideOh! DVD Media Center USB 2.0 Edition

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Adaptec VideOh! DVD Media Center USB 2.0 Edition - TV tuner / video input adapter - Hi-Speed USB - NTSC, PAL

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      10.10.2005 17:49

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      Good buy if you want to transfer VHS to DVD.

      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.

      Good Points:
      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.

      Bad Points:
      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.

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  • Product Details

    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.

    Technical Data

    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
    Localisation: Italy, Spain
    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
    Features: Remote control
    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
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