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 Techbargains mentioned this product last week...


Has anyone tried ADS tech's

USB Instant DVD ?


It captures video and helps convert it to DVD, MPEG2, MPEG1, VCD or SVCD..


Wondering how good the quality is given it is USB based.


Looking for something to easily archive old VHS tapes to SVCD.


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I also am very interested in this product. I was going to purchase this after Thanksgiving and give it a try with my LD collection. If anyone has experience please let us know !!!


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Cool - real time MPEG2 encoding *AND* real time DVD recording!

This would be a nice addition to my Pioneer A03.

Depending on the ease of use this could potentially replace my VCR (finally).

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I think all the USB based MPEG-2 encoders are limited to 6MB/s which is not quite DVD quality. DVD can go all the way up to 10MB/s and Tivo uses 8MB/s at best quality setting.


The PCI version of this type of product can encode at higher bit rates.
 

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The PCI version of this type of product can encode at higher bit rates.
So where can I get a PCI version of this?? I could not find it on there website.


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I have to say I would prefer a PCI version as well. I'm not worried so much about the available bandwidth as 6MB/s should be plenty. Most DVDs I record are set between 4-5MB/s average bitrate.

The reason I would prefer a PCI version is so that I could use the hardware MPEG compression not only on analog video but also to compress video already stored in another codec. For example, video from a digital camcorder in a DV format.


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Hi Tomek, you can use your computer firewire and wincoder from intervideo for real time MPEG1 and 2 capture at 6MBb/s.

It works pretty good.

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FYI:

Ads forum indicates that this product has some problems...
 
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