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Saber 2020 Dual Analog PCIe MCE TV-FM Tuner Card
The Vista View ™ Saber 2020™ turns your computer into a dual PVR. The dual tuner gives you complete flexibility to watch and record TV. You can record all your favorite shows, watch them when you want to or record them to disc. You can record 2 shows simultaneously or watch one show live while you record the other.
Advanced Hardware Encoding gives you the finest picture without slowing your PC down. The Saber 2020™ ‘s hardware encoder can handle 2 streams simultaneously so your computers CPU remains free for other uses. The Saber 2020™ encoder is the industries finest, providing a much clearer and color true picture. The improvement in the picture quality over competing last generation tuner cards is striking
Use the Included SaberView™ Application to Watch Record and Playback TV. SaberView™ allows you to watch 2 programs at once with PIP (Picture In Picture) and POP (Picture On Picture).
Listen and Record 2 FM programs at once. The Saber 2020 is also a dual FM tuner. Listen, Record, Pause live FM radio. Record your favorite songs from the radio and play them on your portable music player pod.
The PCIe (PCI express) bus ensures video quality. With PCIe other cards in the computer can not interfere with the video transport to the computer. Since the tuner gets a dedicated channel to the CPU, other cards can not interfere by ‘stealing’ bus cycles.
Easy installation of drivers. The Saber 2020™ comes with Microsoft MCE certified BDA drivers, which work flawlessly with Microsoft® Media Center Edition.
This combination of features makes the Vista View ™ Saber 2020™ the TV tuner card of choice for both novices and power users. The onboard video encoder means that you can use older computers with XP and leading software packages to provide all the capabilities of the newer Media Center computers.
- Watch one show while you record another. Watch two shows at once with PIP and POP
- Dual analog tuners – supports all standards - NTSC/PAL/SEC
- Dual FM-Tuners.Record FM radio – play files on your Portable Music Player Pod
- Fast PCIe bus. Eliminates bus conflicts with other hardware.
- Hardware encoding with ViXS’ XCode II video processor with 3D Comb filtering
- Easy installation of stable Microsoft ® XP-MCE certified drivers.
- Microsoft Vista® capable.
- Low Profile PCIe, x1 board
- Includes SaberView ™ viewer/recorder program and MPEG decoder software.
- Includes Power DVD ® 6.0 software
- 2-S-Video and Stereo Inputs. 1 RF – TV input, 1 RF-Radio input.
- Encoding up to Full D1 quality (720x 480 NTSC, 720x576 PAL)
- FCC, CE, EN55020 Certified.
Minimum System Requirements
- CPU: Intel or AMD 2.0 GHz or faster
- RAM: 512 MB minimum
- Microsoft Windows® 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2) or higher
- 100 MB free hard drive space for software installation; additional space required for recording and timeshifting
- VGA card/chipset with at least 32 MB RAM and full hardware DirectX 9.0c support
- DirectX 9.0c or higher installed
- AC97 compatible sound card or chipset
- CD-ROM drive
- Available PCIe x1 slot
- TV antenna or Cable Set Top Box
- Saber 2020 PCIe Dual Analog MCE TV-FM Tuner Card
- Low profile bracket
- Dual S-Video & Audio input cable
- FM Antenna
- 2-Connector Adaptors – F to IEC
- Quick Installation Guide
- SaberView tm PVR application and Saber 2020 drivers, PowerDVDtm 6.0 DVD player application CD
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PCIe slot compatible
Quality construction including digital tuners (2)
Absolutely necessary for crammed SLI boards such as 680i that leave you with only one useable PCI slot and that probably has a sound card in it.
This was painlessly installed and once the PowerDVD decoder was loaded, Windows MCE quickly discovered the tuner and was up and running. Total time approximately 15mins.
A very reasonable price for a dual tuner unit and the lack of a remote is not a great loss as most proprietory remotes lack full functionality in MCE anyway. A good MS MCE remote can be had for around $40.00
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||While using a PC-based TV tuner always involves certain compromises in quality, we found the image quality of live and recorded programming to be excellent, with no discernable difference between the live and the recorded signals. The card's onboard hardware encoder handled two video inputs simultan
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