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    Default video capture card or AGP vid card

    Stopped at Best Buy yesterday and saw this. Jumped on the circuit city website and there was mixed reviews on this. seemed about 60% of the reviews wasn't that good. Is there another PCI card like this with a firewire port for under $100? Editing software isn't necassary, just need a good card.

    or I may be interested in a good 4x/8x AGP video card that I can use to capture video from a VCR, etc, use to watch cable tv on (with remote) and is good for gaming. Looking for one that is under $200, if such exists. If I can find a vid card that I can use to capture video from an analog source such as a vcr or hi-8 camcorder, I'll just pick up a separate PCI firewire card for my dv camcorder.


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    Take a look at the ATI All in Wonder cards.

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    I second the All-In-Wonder.

    If you're in the States, has a Radeon 9800 Pro All-In-Wonder for $200 after a $30 mail in rebate. It's a good card, and it'll be able to play any recent game.

    Click on the little green dude for a link.

    The 9800 Pro AIW is really the only AIW card with any value to it - the next-down model costs $190 (a 9600XT), but it's about half as fast as the $200 9800. The next-up model costs $500 and is an X800, which will be significantly faster than a 9800 but just too darn expensive to justify it.
    AMD Sempron 2600+ (Socket 754; 1.6GHz)
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    768MB Crucial PC2100 (I know, I really need PC3200 :()
    ATI Radeon 9200

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    94 bucks for an all-in-wonder at

    PowerColor ATI Radeon 9800 Pro All-in-Wonder 128MB DDR VIVO TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (AW98-PC3) (GX-034-PC)
    RADEON™ 9800 Series of visual processors is the most visually advanced 3D performer on the planet, delivering an immersive, cinematic experience for the most demanding next-generation games with up to 256MB of DDR memory and a 256-bit memory interface. Merging advanced stability with revolutionary features, RADEON™ 9800 Series is the only Visual Processing family in its 2nd generation. Prepare yourself for the world's fastest and most compelling gameplay, courtesy of the unprecedented power, control and eight-pipeline architecture of RADEON™ 9800 Series. Experience feature film quality on your PC, the new standard in 3D entertainment. Advanced stability meets revolutionary features with support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, OpenGL® feature sets and the only cinematic quality Visual Processing Unit in its 2nd generation. Featuring CATALYST™, the industry's most stable 3D acceleration software.
    Grab the remote and surf an unprecedented set of TV, DVD, audio and video features. With 128MB DDR memory and an 8-pixel pipeline, ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO delivers increased rendering power for faster, cinematic quality graphics. Filled with customizable home entertainment features, ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO is the engine behind cutting-edge gaming, broadcast and PC entertainment.

    - ATI Radeon 9800 Pro GPU running at 380MHz
    - 8 Pixel Pipelines
    - 128MB DDR memory running at 680MHz
    - 256-bit memory interface
    - Media Centre Approved
    - ATI's Theater 200 chipset
    - Remote Wonder (RF Control)
    - ATI Breakout Box with all accessory cables supplied
    - Stereo TV Tuner with 125 channel support

    Full Specification

    Price: £79.95 (£93.94 Including VAT at 17.5%)
    AMD Athlon 1700 (@2200mhz from 1466 sod the noise!) - 768mb pc3200 - 200GB Maxtor - Pioneer 106 - GF4 Ti4200 - twinhan/visionplus pci dvb-t - random pci analogue tv tuner - A7v600-x (to replace the a7n8x-d that died...) - random 17\" CRT
    Sony STR-DE425 & Eltax c205s;
    xBox w/20GB HDD- executer 2.3b;
    xBox - standard;
    Konica/Minolta dimage z10 w/2x512mb SD;
    iRiver h340;
    A silly amount of Cat-5 and usb cables

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    yeah, I live in the states. will that one from newegg do everything I want and a good job at it? thanx

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