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We have a DirecTivo hooked up via S-Video to our X1. Sometimes you just want hop into a Tivo menu real quick to setup a recording or whatever. I hate to fire up the projector for this. So here's my thought: My receiver has two s-video outputs. I thought I would hook the other one to my pc that's in the same room. It's a 700MHz Pentium III running Win98 SE. Really all I want to do is view the video hopefully without dropping a lot of frames in a window on this PC. I don't plan to capture video, but just view it live. I thought of an ATI All in Wonder card, but is there a cheaper option? There are a number of AIW cards now. Would a Radeon 7500 AIW card suffice or do I need a faster one? Is this hopeless? Would a Hauppage (sp) WinTV work? Advice from those that have "been there" would be much appreciated.


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Any cheap tv tuner card should work for you that has the correct input. I have an ATI TV wonder VE hooked up to cable and it works fine for tuning TV and viewing from composite (yellow plug) input. No dropping of frames at all. My PC is slower than yours.
 

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Excellent. So for just viewing and not "grabbing" the quality of the card is not an issue? Any other specific recommendations from anyone else?


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Hauppauge WinTV cards are pretty good and cheap. Just make sure the one you buy has a s-video input (most do). you can get a USB tv tuner too if you don't want to pop in a PCI card. they work well.


Not to hijack the thread, but can anyone recommend a cheap mini-LCD (5-6") monitor to serve a similar purpose to sit in my AV closet (screen on other side of the wall). I saw some for $100-150 but any advice appreciated.
 
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