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Retrieved from ” https: The ’33’ indicates that this card uses the SAA chip. Community Forum Software by IP. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. Now i get nothing! You also get a keyboard passthrough power adapter to give the LifeTV the five volts it needs to run, if you’re plugging it into a USB port that can’t supply enough juice.

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Overall Many PC TV tuners have fancy software that gives them digital VCR functions, multi-channel preview with a very slow update rate – the tuner just tunes each channel in turn and that sort of thing. But its video capture quality is unremarkable, its built in speaker and hardware frame grab button ingernal huge selling points, and its driver software doesn’t work with the current Microsoft flagship operating systems.

For instructions, see Saax devices: You can’t move that down a USB cable.

Review: Lifeview LifeTV USB TV tuner

Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. Take a break, pause TV, and pick up where you left off! The connections of the TV card sound to the sound card are OK, and for a while as I wrote, I could hear something from a station or two. Whatever base window size you choose, you can resize the window freely fortunately, there’s a right-click option to lock the window aspect ratio to 4: Closed captioning on saax is now working; Michael Schimek has added support to libzvbi mid-May ; see Text capture.


Rewind to replay a scene, or fast forward past commercials! Posted 17 August – Well, here one is. You can also use an AC adapter, but one isn’t included. You can record AVI files, but you can’t schedule the recording and you can’t see what’s on across the dial without zapping channels in the usual way.

You see, even at only by resolution, raw 24 bit 25 frame per second video takes up about five and a half megabytes per second. Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. But the best you’re ever going to get is about 15 frames per second.

However, I can’t seem to be able to get the card to work.

Lifeview LifeTV USB TV tuner

There’s a five volt DC output – whose purpose I’ll get to in a moment. Retrieved from ” https: Sign in anonymously Don’t fv me to the active users list.

But all you’re doing is doubling pixels – the actual image data coming down the USB cable is by If you size the window bigger, you just get a fuzzier scaled-up image. The Lifeview driver download page here doesn’t have anything better.

LifeView Pal-i PCI TV Capture Tuner Card 701013817030

I see no flags in my device menager. I went to Animation technology Inc. It’s got an auto-tune feature that finds the channels for you, with a cable-ready channel range. I’ve worked with up to five cards in one computer, though you need a powerful CPU to keep up with the data flow.

I saw hv significant frame rate difference between a tiny scaled-down window and full screen mode at by on my test machine – which is hardly surprising, since it’s running an Athlon at MHz. Many PC TV tuners have fancy software that gives them digital VCR functions, multi-channel preview with a very slow update rate – the tuner just tunes each channel in turn and that sort of thing.


About 15 frames per second appears to be all you get. You can plug any antenna or cable TV box with a standard 75 tner antenna-type plug into the LifeTV, On top of the LifeTV there’s a dinky little one inch speaker – so you don’t have to tb it up to any other noise-making device if you don’t want to – and a button you can use to grab frames.

Because it does this in a fairly pretty way smoothing edges, rather than just making the pixels biggerit uses a fair bit of CPU grunt.

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Each frame’s split into two interlaced fields that display one after the other; quality computer TV tuners can either display the fields as they come, or stack them up into ordinary frames.

That camera’s basically the same, therefore, as the older-style webcams that need a separate video capture board if you want to use them with a PC. This page was last modified on 7 Mayat

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