Leadtek Winfast TV USB II Deluxe - HotHardware

Leadtek Winfast TV USB II Deluxe

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Years ago, when computers with a 200MHz Pentium processor and 32MB of RAM were all the rage, we came upon a nifty device that came pre-installed in a wimpy Packard Bell PC. This device was a PCI TV Tuner Card. Back then, the ability to watch TV on a computer was somewhat of a rarity.  And now, while there are many more options available, its still pretty uncommon.  However, users are no longer limited to simply watching.  In fact, there are a myriad of other uses for this kind of device. One addition has been the ability to receive and even record FM Radio signals.

Today on HotHardware, we will be examining these features, and beyond that, we'll also be taking a look at the visual appeal and ease of use of Leadtek's WinFast TV USB II Deluxe. This product is well suited for those looking to watch TV on their PC's, and is also a decent choice for those looking to do a little media encoding. Would you like to record your favorite shows and cut out the commercials? Or maybe take all of your home videos off that deteriorating video tape? Reportedly, the Winfast TV USB II Deluxe gives users the ability to do all this, and more.

Product Features and System Requirements
Package Contents
Package:

Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe
External USB 2.0 Device, Cable-F connector and FM Radio connector, Audio In and Audio Out connector, Composite Video in connector and S-Video in connector,
slim remote control with battery, USB 2.0 connector, 3x USB 2.0 Hub.

Power Adapter:

1x DC Power Adapter

Manuals and Books:

1x WinFast PVR User's Manual
1x Quick Installation Guide

Software Packaged:

Ulead Video Studio 8.0
DVD Movie Factory 3.0 & Cool 3D
InterVideo WinDVD Player

MuVee Auto Producer 3

System Requirements:

Pentium 3 550MHz or Above
Pentium 3 1GHz or higher for MPEG-1/2 Recording, 1.2GHz for Time-Shifting)
128MB or more of system memory
Microsoft Windows XP with SP1 / 2000 with SP4 OS
1 sound card line-in or speakers (Windows 2000 user)
Connect stereo audio cable to sound card or speaker when under Windows 2000
USB 2.0 compliant port

Pricing and Availability:

$150 USD

Warranty:

3 Year Warranty with a Real-time RMA policy

 







 

Notable Features:

Direct Brun DVD/VCD/SVCD Stereo Support
MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4/WMV/VCD/DVD Video Capture
MP3/WMA/WAV Audio Encoding
De-Interlacing
Picture-in-Picture
Time-Shifting
Closed Captioning
Secondary Audio Program(SAP)
Still Image Snapshot(JPEG/BMP/PNG/TIF)

 

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