Recently, I decided to move to linux. However I tried, I was not able to get TV to work on linux (using internet PCI tv tuner). And since I don’t want to keep Windows just for TV watching, thought of purchasing a budget TV tuner box that I can connect to LCD and that support widescreen output.
I went to a local dealer and first purchased Zippys TV Tuner box which was pathetic with really bad quality and the quality was so bad that I returned it immediately. Here are few pictures of this card:
Next I went for Tech-Com SSD-TV-724 TV as the dealer promised that he will take back this card if it does not work well.
Paid 1500 rupees for this card, which I think it a bit high but there was not many options here.
- Full channel scan, support PAL-DK/I or PAL-BG/I or NTSC system of cableTV and air TV
- Output resolution up to: (4:3) 800*600*60Hz, 800*600*75Hz, 1024*768*60Hz, 1024*768*75Hz, 1280*1024*60Hz, 1280*1024*75Hz (16:9) 1280*720*60Hz, 1280*720*75Hz, 1600*900*60Hz (16:10) 1440*900*60Hz, 1440*900*75Hz, 1680*1050*60Hz
- Preview all Programs in 4,9 or 16 pictures
- Picture in picture function, display the picture of TV program on the computer desktop
- Full functional remote control, OSD dispalying and very convenient operating with VIDEO, S-VIDEO interfaces, capable of connecting with camera, VCD or TV game console
- Support Video Out Function
Power input (DC, 5V)
S-Video In (using S-video to VGA cable from PC)
S-Video Out/in (AV input from DVD/VCD player or AV output to LCD or S-Video input from DVD/VCD player)
Analogue TV In (to connect antenna cable)