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September 15, 2004

Plextor MPEG4 Capture Card

This is something I'm pretty excited about. The PX-TV402U ConvertX PVR is a USB 2.0 hardware device will capture video directly in Divx/MPEG4 format, bundled with WinDVR software. The MPEG4 encoding means you can fit 2-3 times more video content on your hard drive with only a minimal sacrafice in quality. That means your 250Gig hard disk just turned into a 750 gig hard disk for PVR purposes.

For me, this could be a big deal. I have my server computer number crunching all night converting MPEG2 video into MPEG4 format to save on disk space and it takes some effort to set the whole thing up.

BYOPVR is reporting
that the product will be supported in GBPVR, Sage TV, and of course, WinDVR which is bundled with the hardware.

I'll keep my eye on this one.

(Hat tip: BYOPVR)

Posted on September 15, 2004

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