Hey guys ... my first question on here, so please be gentle
I'm thinking of adding a TV Card to my PC which is in my lounge connected to my wide screen tv. I'm thinking of the Hauppauge 350 or the LeadTec WinFast 3000. Which is better?
I don't want to run Media Center, and have lost interest in the other one (was it Portal something?) - what I really want to do is record video from my Telstra box and play it back either on the computer connected to my tv, or on my laptop using as much 'standard' software on the PC as possible, idealy media player 10 or something like that.
I'm worried that if I record the TV via standard connections (RCA) that the PC will record it in 4:3 format, rather than 16:9. If I could configure the card so that it recorded using an aspect ratio of 16:9 it would be great. If not, wouldn't it squash in the picture from the sides making everyone look tall and skinny when I played it back using something simple such as media player?
Has anyone done this? Is there any suggestion about which card is better?
All help muchly appreciated.