Does anyone have a Hauppauge WINTV-PVR 250 or 350 ?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Tom, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I'm thinking about buying one of these cards, but there's one question that I
    have and hopefully someone who actually owns one of these cards can help me

    Will the North American version of this card actually support both NTSC and
    PAL signals? I have an older camcorder and a stack of tapes that I brought
    from Europe and I'd like to transfer them onto my PC. I bought a cheap
    video capture card a while ago; and even though you could select NTSC or PAL
    from the menu, it wouldn't actually accept a PAL signal.

    I've read conflicting things on different web sites about the WINTV and even
    Hauppauge tech support hasn't given me a clear answer on this one. So can
    somebody who actually has the North American version of this card try this
    quick and simple test for me:

    1. plug your VCR into the composite video input (not into the S-video or RF
    cable/antenna input) put in a tape, and press play
    2. bring up the picture on the screen using the default menu settings
    3. make sure the picture looks nice and clean and colorful ;)
    4. now go into the settings menu and change the signal type from NTSC to PAL
    5. tell me what happens to the picture on the screen

    Tom, Aug 10, 2004
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