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ROY G Apr 11, 2004, 03:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have a 21in PC monitor,I also own a VCR. I would like to know what it takes to get the VCR to work through my monitor ? Do I need a new video card ? Also what kind of cables do I need to do this ?? Thanks in advance for your input !!


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Andy Parker Apr 11, 2004, 03:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
There are two ways to do this - one is to buy an external TV tuner (so you can watch TV without the computer switched on), or buy a TV card, which can either be an external USB device or a PCI card.

Examples:

External TV tuner - InnoDV Digivision (http://www.ivmm.com/innodv/products_digivision.html), Trust Combi TV-PC (http://www.mediaatlantic.com/product.php/653/29), AverMedia AverTV 3 (http://www.mediaatlantic.com/product.php/638/0//25a14c19f34187...124c068730)

Internal - This just about covers them....(http://www.techadvice.com/info/list.asp?pid=135&SortColumn...;prid=2429)


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Eric Schmidt Apr 11, 2004, 03:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
Seems like you need a V.Card that accepts composite video input. An RCA Male to Male Patch Cord from the Video Out Jack on your VCR to the Video In Jack on your V.Card will do the trick. What are you intending to do with your Audio?

Jim B..... Apr 11, 2004, 03:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
Hi Roy

As your Gforce 4 MX440 only got vid out.
What you need to find out is what out-puts have you got on the VCR and others, like camcorder, and things, my card as s-vid, composite, in and out.
Or you could get a tv-card

Jim

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Eric Schmidt Apr 11, 2004, 03:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
Jim, correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't a TV card only have RF inputs, like Channels 2,3 4 etc? If such is the case, you'll lose a lot of resolution. Composite Video or as you mentioned S-Video is far superior to RF In.

Jim B..... Apr 11, 2004, 04:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
Rf I would agree Eric, but dose s-vid in got through the same process on a tv card?
A friend gave me this the other week, I have not tested it because I have no need for it.

http://www.zen24695.zen.co.uk/tv.htm

Jim

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Corvus Raven Apr 11, 2004, 04:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
I have an ATI TV Wounder Pro, It has everything you would need for connectins. RF, S-video, Composite(RCA) and a 1/8in jack for audio. Has been working fine for .. 3 or 4 months back when I bought it. I also had a MSI TV Tuner Card, but due to some conflicts, it was removed (an dreplaced with the ATI card).

An RF cable, RCA/Composite cable or s-video cable is all you may need. The package I bought had everything there, but like most people I had spares laying around anyways. Also a 1/8in jack for the audio. If the ones that come with teh card ar too short. I don't have that problem as the Unit is mounted under the computer's case (rack mount).

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ROY G Apr 12, 2004, 04:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
Yhanks guy`s this was a lot of help. Sometimes when you just ask ,it is much easier to find out how to do ! Thanks again.

Corvus Raven Apr 12, 2004, 05:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
Pas.. umm..

A certain.. I dunno. What - is it they say in French? :)

..no problem.

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ROY G Apr 12, 2004, 07:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
I hooked the DVD movie player up ,used the s/video cable put a movie disk into the player, nothing ?? What do I need ?? Thanks

Corvus Raven Apr 12, 2004, 07:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
Install the software for the card?

What card do you have?
(Both for Video and TV..)


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Rory Witham Apr 12, 2004, 08:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
two types of cards
ATI all inwonders
or a VIVO card.

all cable in the box. just connect up as you would a normal TV and vcr but though the card in the PC.

there are cheapers ones about if you just want std video. or there are USB ones as well.


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Outlaw 77 Apr 12, 2004, 08:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
Can you just get a card with a video input jack?? An s-video jack is what I mean to say.

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Outlaw 77 Apr 12, 2004, 08:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
I think this is what you need. http://www.s-video.com/video2vga.html

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ROY G Apr 14, 2004, 02:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
Thanks ,this can get expensive in a hurry !

iamme iamme Feb 11, 2005, 01:50am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: What do I need to do to make a vcr work through my computer ??
Do you know you can watch your home TV, DVD, VCD from a remote computer even you are not at home?

Try this: http://www.tlvsys.com/telecappre

those software make you crazy.


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