TV Tuner cards (on topic, honest :)

From: Cameron Kaiser <>
Date: Thu Dec 14 11:20:43 2000

> Hi folks,
> I thought I had a great idea the other day. Since the number of NTSC
> machines in my collection is growing and my little NTSC portable isn't the
> best of things to look at (3" screen!) I thought I'd get a TV tuner card for
> my PC that would allow me to connect up my PAL machines and my NTSC
> machines. Amongst other things this would let me do screen grabs of uncommon
> machine boot screens and the like for the museum.
> Problem - I can't find one anywhere! Does anyone know of a card that does
> BOTH PAL-I and NTSC or do I need to get 2 cards? And will 2 cards live
> happily together in the same box?

You probably have a PeeCee, but I bought a Formac PCI tuner card for my
PowerMac. After I had a mild brain fart getting the RF input set up, it
works great in both PAL and NTSC. Outpost sells it for about $125, and it
comes with decent TV/vidcap software *and* Adobe Premiere 5.1 LE. I take
vid and frame grabs from the C128 all the time with it now.

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Received on Thu Dec 14 2000 - 11:20:43 GMT

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