That’s because the EF has two tuners built-in and both can supply either digital or analog TV. What our customers say about us 4. The main one is that you’ll need to plug in two antenna cables to use both of its tuners. However, recordings made to the hard drive retained the quality of the original broadcast and looked superb. ComproDTV has a habit of stretching the picture to fit the entire screen when it’s set to auto-detect the aspect ratio. If an ETA is available it will be displayed on hover. Recordings can be paused and resumed, which is handy, but you can’t select the quality of the recording.

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Recording one high-definition channel while watching another, will employ about 30 per cent of Intel dual-core CPU.

window View our privacy policy before signing up. Unfortunately, even though the card has two tuners, you can’t record two digital programs at overlapping times using the standard method.

Star Rating 1 review. Got it sat in media htpc! Recordings can only be initiated when the time-shifting option is disabled, and then you have the option of recording a current channel’s MPEG2 stream, or its entire transport stream, which will also record all its sub-channels.

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The physical design of the card could also cmopro improved so that only one antenna cable is required to run both tuners. Decent price, kept me updated with progress, well packed and they chucked in some sweeties! Would you buy this? Watching one standard-definition channel will consume about six per cent, and one high-definition channel will consume about 12 per cent.

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Compro VideoMate Vista E900F/E850F TV card Driver

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. If an ETA is available it will be displayed on hover. ComproDTV has many little annoyances that sometimes make it a frustrating experience to use. Ordered and got it next day! As you change the options, the stock status will automatically update depending on your selection.

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We think a re-design of ComproDTV might be best in order for Compro to effectively bring out the best of this card’s features. The power-up feature allows the EF to boot your PC in order to commence a scheduled recording.

Overall, we’re a little disappointed by this dual-tuner offering.

You can Pay with: With the Olympics in full swing, there’s no better time to buy a new digital TV tuner card for your PC. The item is out of stock and estimated delivery date is not known at this time. Bottom Line Even though it has two tuners, this winndows falls short of pleasing because they are not well implemented and the supplied software is frustrating to use.

With time-shifting enabled, you won’t be able to record any programs, nor will you be able to change channels. Even though it has two tuners, this card falls short of pleasing because they are not well implemented and the supplied software is frustrating to use.

This means you’ll have to get a Y-type adapter or splitter so that you can feed the signal from one antenna to both tuners. comprl

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There is a way to record two programs at once, but it involves using the ‘add window’ function, which launches another channel window. To be able to use Overclockers UK in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser. We had to increase the colour saturation slightly in order to get a richer-looking image.

You can press a button within the EPG to add your selected program to the recording schedule. The item is out of stock and estimated to arrive on the date provided.

We’d prefer to see Compro employ a design that requires only one antenna cable feeding both tuners, as the current design is cumbersome and unsightly, especially for media centres. For those of you who have a slimline media centre case, Compro supplies a half-height mounting bracket in the box.

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A large media centre—style remote is also supplied in the package, and it means you can control this card without using a keyboard. Of course, its digital tuners can decode both standard- and high-definition signals and you can either watch two programs at winodws, record one while watching another, or record two simultaneously. ComproDTV 4 can simultaneously operate, viewing or recording, multiple Compro TV devices on the same machine, internal and external.