Refurbished - Video Cards
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Wed Sep 29 00:00:00 MDT 2010jake621 Rating:1.0
I have been working with computers and video for about 30 years. I bought 2 of these for backups to my exiting capture cards. I did check these cards out when I recieved them. They recorded fine. The problem is the frame rate (29.97 for USA) varied.any where from 30.4 ro 32.21. The frame rate being off prevented me from editing the captured video file. I contact the MFR and they told me the cards were not designed that way. Newer cards don'ty have a seperate audio in from your audio card and record to mpg rather than avi. I will be returning the 2 cards.
Wed Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2012asburycn Rating:5.0
The software driver integration did not exhibit issues seen in lower end accelerated graphics cards (e.g. GTX 580). You won't get the increase in frame rate expected unless your application specifically uses the extra graphics horsepower available in this card. However, it will allow your application to increase texture resolutions and video processing affects like anti-aliasing.
Tue Apr 09 00:00:00 MDT 2013michael2525 Rating:1.0
Yes you get what you see and nothing else when you buy electronic devices even an Refurbished ones DRIVERS would be nice otherwise it's totally useless, so if it is not listed you are not going to get it.
Tue Jun 10 00:00:00 MDT 2014kenhdtv Rating:5.0
Contrary to what the other review says, this card works great with all Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 that have the Windows Media Center add on. (Windows Vista & Windows 7 comes with Windows Media Center, you must buy it extra with Windows 8) The 5188-7344 drivers are all included with Windows. Once you attach an antenna and do the first time Windows Media Center setup, your PC is now an HDTV Digital Video Recorder for all the local Digital TV stations in your area. To find out what kind of antenna you'll need and what stations you can get, go to the Consumer Electronics Association and National Broadcasters Association web site, http://www.antennaweb.org/
Tue Jan 05 00:00:00 MST 2010pueblojay Rating:4.0
Better than usb. good for non-hd use only this is good for recording from cable
Sun Sep 04 00:00:00 MDT 2011aomoore3 Rating:5.0
I always use these boards for video capture. Even though you can only usually get three of them into a single computer, they are rock-solid, cheap, and trouble free, since they use such standard chipsets. Personally, I use them under Linux with the "motion" package, but they work just about everywhere without a hitch.
Tue Mar 26 00:00:00 MDT 2013dcmille290 Rating:5.0
Hooked up a JVC 42" HD TV and it is great for using my wireless keyboard and mouse on the PC.
Tue Apr 17 00:00:00 MDT 2012brokenhero74 Rating:4.0
was able to get a used computer at a reasonable price, but was never a pc gamer. my son has gone that route and not knowing much about graphic cards i purchased this to help "boost" the system. it was very easy to install (had to use low profile) and works pretty good. able to play skyrim,fallout new Vegas and a few others with very little lag.
Wed Oct 14 00:00:00 MDT 2009osisi Rating:5.0
This card is excellent. I first saw this at a customer's office, and had to move it to his new computer.The new drivers and application downloadable from the web, were great. This card is smooth in operation and very quick. It offloads the main processing from the computer's processor. I threw away my USB TV tuners after using this card.
Sun Jul 10 00:00:00 MDT 2011linuxgator Rating:5.0
I ordered this product to replace a similar one that I had for over 10 years before it died. The replacement worked even better than the one I was replacing. One note, I ordered this for use on an Ubuntu Linux system. It is not supported by Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Sun Jun 17 00:00:00 MDT 2012stonecold3162u Rating:1.0
Item does not work, windows doesn't even recognise it, even after download and installing the software
Wed May 19 00:00:00 MDT 2010daveywaveypuddinpie Rating:4.0
I purchased the card only, no instructions or installation CD but it was still extremely easy to get up and running on my Linux system. Remote control capability would have been a nice touch but for the price, you can't beat this card.
Sat Mar 20 00:00:00 MDT 2010jsnforce Rating:4.0
Hello everyone. This card is very good at what is intended to do, and at a very good value. I recently lost my job so I had to return my 60" HDTV to the leasing place and must now run all my entertainment through my PC. Not so fun. This card allows you to watch cable television and play game consoles on a PC, which is awesome, but there are some things you should know. First: The TV tuner will ONLY work in a WINDOWS XP 32bit operating system. Second: The drivers and WinTV2000 app must both be installed for the computer to "see" the TV card. Third: WinTV2000's (the TV viewing program) picture quality is awful. Use DScaler instead. Google it. Forth: Consoles will hook up to it, but are a tad fuzzy. Nothing horrible. Fifth: Occasionally, some channels will have a "low" or "no signal". Usually not a problem. Also, Hauppauge, the manufacturer of this card, is VERY prompt in replying to help e-mails. I was trying to figure this thing out on my own (assuming that support would be awful), I sent a desperate e-mail and got a reply in a few hours!
Wed Jan 15 00:00:00 MST 2014kev0 Rating:5.0
It was about time to replace my old 480, and this was a very nice upgrade. The 770 is essentially an improved version of the 680, but for much less. That said it is still pretty pricey, so a 760 might be the better choice for most. Still, I do not regret getting this at all. It is significantly more powerful, uses less power, makes less noise, and runs about 20 degrees (Celsius) lower than the 480 did at load. I have yet to play a game that the card can't handle at max settings aside from poor console ports that weren't optimized for PC. Looking at you Assassin's Creed series. (Still runs great, but there is a lot of NPC pop in when running around. This is the game engine's fault though). If I had the cash to spare I'd pick up a second one for SLI. I'll probably still end up doing that anyway.
Tue Jun 08 00:00:00 MDT 2010firsttimerev Rating:4.0
i read the instructions on the websites and knew what to expect. card came bare, no manual or cd, but worked for me after I installed (and re-installed) the drivers and software. note: the card does not come with the cable to connect to your soundcard, so if you need sound (other than the TV one) you need to get a small patch cable from the line out TV card to the line in soundcard. I called the mfg tech support and they sent it to me for free.
Tue Nov 13 00:00:00 MST 2012dennisdw Rating:1.0
This product doesn't work...What else can I say?I would send it back, but its not worth it
Wed Mar 17 00:00:00 MDT 2010drolkradeht Rating:1.0
it's incompatable with windows 7. i went to the website and they don't have any drivers for windows 7.
Thu Dec 08 00:00:00 MST 2011erryn Rating:3.0
This TV card is good but don't come with any software or drivers outside of the standard plug-n-play built into most OS's. For me next time i will spend a little bit more and get a factory boxed card with the drivers and software. Over all for the price its worth it.
Sat Dec 05 00:00:00 MST 2009icegod Rating:5.0
Product Works Phenomenal Installing It Was Easy Working It Can Easily Record and Take Pictures,Would Totally recommend this product to a friend.
Wed Mar 10 00:00:00 MST 2010randy959 Rating:1.0
This item came with NO drivers or software. Several trips to the manufacturers website proved futile and frustrating. It was completely unusable. Since the item cost so little I didn't even bother returning it, I simply threw it into the garbage.
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