On Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 12:56:26PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> A number of software products use the Hauppauge WinTV 350 "Personal
> Video Recorder" (what a stupid name!).  I've been planning to get one
> for some time, but here in Australia the prices are ridiculous (more
> than double what they are nearly anywhere else).  So I've decided to
> have one sent from overseas.
> Question: are all WinTV 350s the same?  In Australia we have the same
> standards as in most of Europe (PAL, not NTSC), and the tuner
> frequencies are also the same as those in Europe.  If I buy a card in
> the USA, will it work here, or are there two different kinds of card,
> depending on where they're sold?
> The web site is not of much help.  To help me decide, it would be nice
> to hear from somebody with experience with the cards who can tell me a
> definite answer to at least one of these questions:
> * Are there separate versions for different countries?
> * Does the device you have support both PAL and NTSC?
> * Does the tuner on your device support both European and US
>   frequencies?
> * What kind of antenna connector does your card have?  US TVs tend to
>   have a screw-on connector, while European one tend to have a push-on
>   connector.
> Other information, in particular where I can get them cheap, would
> also be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance
> Greg
> --

I can't help with the regional issues or recording aspects; but I can tell you that 
the USB WinTV product was not detected by FreeBSD 4.9.  I haven't checked since then.

Best of luck,

Andrew Gould

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