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Iv been looking into this, other than using that front pannel thing that comes with most audigy 2 cards now adays ( i dont know what its actualy called) i pritty much dont want to get that unless theirs an external version of that drive bay i can use. so im trying to look into other ways too hook up a dvd player to my pc, any ideas? iirc iv been told a tv out card might be the only way to go. but i want to look at all options :)
 

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What are you actualy trying to do? A TV out card is for out putting to a TV, not from a device like a DVD player.
 

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You can do that if you get a TV tuner card (or simply TV card). I don't think they are called "tv out card". Since most modern video cards have tv-out, I doubt there is a separate card for it. Anyways, once you get a TV card, you can hook up your DVD-player/consoles/anything with s-video or composite out and output the video via software on your computer. But the resulting image quality is nowhere close to pretty, so uh... unless you absolutely must, I'd suggest get a DVD-ROM.
 

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What are you actualy trying to do? .
Hook up a dvd player to my pc

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You can do that if you get a TV tuner card (or simply TV card). I don't think they are called "tv out card". Since most modern video cards have tv-out, I doubt there is a separate card for it. Anyways, once you get a TV card, you can hook up your DVD-player/consoles/anything with s-video or composite out and output the video via software on your computer. But the resulting image quality is nowhere close to pretty, so uh... unless you absolutely must, I'd suggest get a DVD-ROM.
so it looks like a tv card s the only way to go then, either that or that sound blaster thing. how bad is the the quality with a tv card?
 

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Hum...given that the "soundblaster thing" is a soundcard, I really doubt it would have a video input. But I know nothing of it, just raising a point here.
About the TV cards. It depends on the quality of the cards themselves, and heavly on the connection you use. I'm only speaking from experience here, not hardware guru myself. I have a Pinnacle PCTV card to play PS2 on my PC. While the picture quality is "poor" with a composite cable, it goes to "acceptable" or "good" with s-video. Using the opensource software DScaler (which I heard about here) also helps. I've heard that there are TV cards with component input, though I've never seen one myself.
 

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u mite want to actually read the site rather than look at it. that "video editing" soundblaster is a usb box (a completely different product than a card) that mounts outside the computer. hence, its not "internal" nor does it "comes with most audigy 2 cards now adays". the "front pannel thing that comes with most audigy 2 cards" is completely different and offers no videoin.
 

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lol wow miscomunication

ok the device your looking at is an external usb device(as earlier stated) which unless it is USB 2.0 it is going to have limited bandwidth and crappy quality video

you never have said what you intend on doing with this, and no " hooking it up to my computer" does not tell us anything. But I assume that you mean record/ watch video from you dvd player on your pc.

If so your are going to need an internal tv tuner card, it requires a pci slot and does not use a drivebay, range from 20-??? dollars
 

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so it looks like a tv card s the only way to go then, either that or that sound blaster thing. how bad is the the quality with a tv card?
I have to say, that with S-video cable and DScaler I can't complain about picture of games for my PS2 on my 19'' monitor :) it's good :)
 

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Personaly, I'd think that hooking up a DVD player to your PC was a stupid idea. The quality loss you gett is quite high. You are far better playing DVDs on the PC.
 

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As said before, you should get a DVD-ROM drive...
 

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lol wow miscomunication

ok the device your looking at is an external usb device(as earlier stated) which unless it is USB 2.0 it is going to have limited bandwidth and crappy quality video

you never have said what you intend on doing with this, and no " hooking it up to my computer" does not tell us anything. But I assume that you mean record/ watch video from you dvd player on your pc.

If so your are going to need an internal tv tuner card, it requires a pci slot and does not use a drivebay, range from 20-??? dollars

if you used creatives thing it could work with tweaking. might have loss of sound. probley wont work the same way, my guess with tweaking you could get it to play a dvd but youd probley only get left/right stero output. possible loss of picture quality. but it could possibly work :) (just an idea)

try reading and quoting the entire sentence.
yes i read the whole sentence, i just wanted to Blatantly point out the fact that it did have video input when you said otherwise :thumb:

Personaly, I'd think that hooking up a DVD player to your PC was a stupid idea. The quality loss you gett is quite high. You are far better playing DVDs on the PC.
yeah iv just been questioning buying another dvd rom though, thats why i wanted to exhaust all options before doing so. I cant seem to solve that video lagging problem, even with irc closed in the background it would lag while using a dvd rom. its pritty much the only reason why i havent gotten another dvd rom and wanted to look at other options
 

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yes i read the whole sentence, i just wanted to Blatantly point out the fact that it did have video input when you said otherwise
what has video in? and what did i say has no video in?
 

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just get a cheap wintv (8x8 chipset) card one that has svideo and composite inputs...prolly get one on ebay for as little as $15 They work with descaler, vdub, or any other video recording software that use VFW or WDM drivers...
 

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/me slaps D.D. around with a large trout

that usb box thing!
which question are u answering? try to answer both, i think u can do it.

EDIT: heres some hints:

1.) Card:


a "front panel" audio drive (which you were refering to)



2.) USB box



USBBox != sound card's internal front drive
USBBox does NOT come with any audigy 2 sound card.

i had hoped that since u are a computer repair man that it wudnt have needed to come to this...
 

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which question are u answering? try to answer both, i think u can do it.

EDIT: heres some hints:

1.) Card:


a "front panel" audio drive (which you were refering to)



2.) USB box



USBBox != sound card's internal front drive
USBBox does NOT come with any audigy 2 sound card.

i had hoped that since u are a computer repair man that it wudnt have needed to come to this...
*sigh*

you really need specifics dont you

what has video in?
THE USB BOX


and what did i say has no video in?
THE USB BOX

it was the answer to BOTH QUESTIONS :rolleyes:
 
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