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Old 02-28-2005, 11:27 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Baby Lee
Sorry, I should have specified. It's the TV tuner encoder that is software for the AIWs.

Not totally related, but in a strange bit of irony, the HDTV Wonder has both a Digital Tuner and an Analog Tuner on it, so you get OTA HDTV and regular OTA TV [no QAM], and PiP from one card if you know your way around graphedit. BUT, the digital tuner is HW and the the analog tuner is SW. Not a problem under XP, but again, MCE requires a HW tuner, AND the Digital Tuner needs an analog tuner to set itself up, finding channels and the TiVO [Zap2It] guide.

I have the AIW9800Pro and the HDTVW. It took some research and some fiddling, but I can now, if I wish, view or record 3 seperate sources at a time, one of them being HiDef. Worth the work, natch.
OK, cool.

I'm not doing HDTV, so it shouldn't be a big deal for me.

I mostly got the Wonder for capturing MPEG-2 video off of my VHS-C camcorder. The ability to watch TV is a wanted, but unnecessary, bonus. However, I want to watch DVD's and the Wonder install freaked out when it couldn't find a hardware DVD decoder.

However, I thought I noticed XP installing drivers for a Phillips TV Tuner, which would lead me to believe it's hardware-based? Maybe I'm just a moron.
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