- Minimum RAM: 64 MB
- USB Powered
Sabrent USB 2.0 TV Tuner/Video Capture Box with Remote Control - TV-USB20
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- Remote control included: no need to get off couch to change channel
- Support for personal video recorder (PVR) functions such as time-shifting and pausing live TV
- Television captured at 704x480 (NTSC) resolutions and can be stored in MPEG-1, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 format
- Connect via USB 2.0 to receive TV and capture video on computer
- Audio captured in stereo at 16 bits with either 24 KHz or 48 KHz sampling rate
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The device also captures stereo audio at 16 bits with either a 24 Khz or 48 Khz sampling rate. With the A/V sync feature, video and audio can be captured at the same time. An additional feature lets you capture 704x480 still images from a video source.
The Sabrent TV-USB20 features a USB 2.0 interface that provides high bandwidth for video and, for convenience, requires no external power source. S-VHS and composite inputs let you connect DVD players and VCRs.
Windows 2000 SP4 or Windows XP SP2, Pentium III 800 MHz, 64 MB, DirectX 9.0C, USB 2.0 port, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, 500 MB of available hard disk space.
What's in the Box
TV-USB20 USB 2.0 TV tuner/video capture box, remote control, driver CD-ROM, and batteries.
Top Customer Reviews
It did pretty much what it promised, allows you to capture from any analog device such as a VCR or anything with Compostite Out jacks. Only problem is that the actuall tuner itself does not have an audio in left and audio in right, therefore forcing you to buy a audio composite to stereo 3.5mm jack. Another problem was the ability to only capture in the resolution of 720x480(unless you buy other expensive capturing programs). I recommend getting the free program Virtualdub and compressing to divx after you capture as many codecs drop frames when trying to compress while capturing(at least on my computer[2.2gHz proccessor])
Overall, I'm satisfied with the purchase and do recommend it IF you can't or won't afford anything better. Now, I leave you with a list of Pros and Cons.
1. Captures decent-to-good looking quality video if configure right.
2. Great for getting all that old VCR footage on the computer and on to a DVD
3. Very simple to install, and comes with capturing program. Though VirtualDub is highly recommended.
4. Three video inputs - RF signal, Compostie, and S-video!
5. External device, so you don't have to open your PC.
1. Composite audio to stereo 3.5 mm jack needed for sound.
2. Extremely large files unless compressed with VirtualDub afterwards.
3. Can only capture in 720x480 resolution. Unless expensive programs are bought.
4. I guess you get what you pay for but quality could be a bit better.
A regular "USER" will have a lot of problems, the computer reboots and a Blue Screen (clasic blue screen of windows due to memory problems) appears when i unplugged the tv box.
I test it also in Win2000 SP4 and i can't put the tv box working in that OS.
After many test i found the way to work properly, i always see if the pc have SP2 and DirectX 9.0c and then i use the wizard of New Hardware Found to install the driver and then install the remote control and the application. in that way the box function properly but DEPENDS A LOT OF THE SIGNAL because i use an internal antenna and is very difficult to get a good sign.
Whit RCA (composed) an S-Video works fine but somethimes the image blinks also the audio so... it is a good product for the price but you can find a better ones.
When you are using the remote control and press OFF the entire PC is shut down not only the application so....
But i can't complain... To watch the World Cup on your work is a very good option. The box function, after many try's works fine.
I bought 15 tv boxes and all function well. no one was broke. !!!
(sorry for my not so good english)
Es un buen producto, tiene clavos al momento de instalarlo y a veces saca pantallazo azul ademas se resetea la computadora cuando se desconecta el TV BOX pero cuando se logra configurar, se ve bastante bien, aunque depende mucho de la señal de la antena que se utilice.
A veces con cable brinca la pantalla y el audio, pero si se ve...Read more ›
The previous poster that rated the card with a single card is just plain wrong. For one thing, Windows XP MCE 2004 does not support HDTV; only Windows XP MCE 2005 does. I don't understand why he would be complaining to anyone but himself since he was the one who was mistaken. It's clearly stated in the system requirements that it's 2005 ready, not 2004. And Avermedia has absolutely nothing to do with his transaction. His only option would be to either return the card to Amazon or simply upgrade his Media Center to 2005. I think it's unfair to judge the card on something that has absolutely nothing to do with the card itself.
I have zero complaints. After following the directions on the Avermedia website, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (which this product is designed for) recognized it with no problems.
For anyone who is not familiar with home theater PCs, HDTV, and such, I will caution you...there is a lot to learn in order to get it all to work. A great resource for you is the Windows Media Center webpage from Microsoft: [...]
Read the articles and check out the forums--there are many highly qualified people there who can help you with all of your questions about building, or modifying your own HTPC. Good luck!
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