[linux-dvb] VideoMate T200a saa7130

Paul Wheeler paulrwheeler at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 10:31:50 CEST 2005

I currently have a Pinnacle 300i card and am annoyed with the
stutteryness that it produces, it makes watching tv too much effort. I
am currently looking at other solutions. I stumbled accross this card
(VideoMate T200a with a Philips saa7130) what is the dvb support like,
someone a while back asked about this card but nobody knew. Does
anyone use this card?

Below are all the details I can find about it and the chips it uses
and a link to the manufacturers website. Any help (or even
recommendation of an easy to get card in the UK that works well with




VideoMate DVB-T200a 

Low Profile (full height bracket)PCI Tuner Card for DVB-T Digital TV reception 

Compro VideoMate DVB-T200a is a PCI interface DVB-T digital tuner card
with a low-profile card design; which can easily fit barebone or mini
PC cases. VideoMate DVB-T200a allows you to watch free-to-air digital
terrestrial TV shows on your PC, bringing a world of enhanced TV
services directly to your PC, turning your computer into a home
entertainment center by bringing digital TV viewing and personal
digital video recording capabilities to your PC.

VideoMate DVB-T200a equipped with Compro's exclusive hardware/software
power up technology. The Power Up Scheduled Recording can automatic
power up your system to record the shows; you will never miss the big
games even when you are not at home. The Remote Power On/Off feature
allows you to directly power on and off your system, just like your TV
set and VCR.

VideoMate DVB-T200a also features a high-quality digital tuner to
provide digital TV reception to connect with a DVB-T antenna to watch
digital TV shows in SDTV or HDTV quality. VideoMate DVB-T200a bundles
with Compro's own developed ComproDTV software to provide many useful
features. You can watch free-to-air digital TV shows and record in
DVD-quality MPEG-2 files, capture analog video into
MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 formats, use timeshifting to pause and instant
replay live TV, channel surfing, digital FM radio reception (not DAB
type), and capture still frames with a keyboard, mouse, or even remote
control on your computer. For playback of your recorded files, Compro
has included their own ComproDVD 2 software, and to allow you to edit
your downloaded media files, Ulead's PhotoExplorer 8.5 SE has also
been included.

VideoMate digital TV products comply with the Digital Video
Broadcasting-Terrestrial or DVB-T, international standard. Over 35
countries have adopted the DVB-T standard for transmitting digital TV
signals. Using the same video compression technology as satellite TV
and DVD discs, DVB-T provides clear, interference-free TV picture
quality. Compro VideoMate DVB-T200a PCI Tuner Cards include digital TV
reception so that you can enjoy the SDTV or HDTV TV shows. In
addition, VideoMate DVB-T200a supports Microsoft BDA drivers for
better performance and compatibility. It is your best choice to get
into the digital TV world!

Key Features 
*Philips SAA 7130 video decoder 
*DVB-T Digital Video Broadcasting TV reception 
*Power up scheduling and flexible scheduled recording 
*Remote Controlled Power on/off 
*Low-profile card design 
*Compro picture purifying technology 
*Multiple voltage regulators 
*Supports digital FM radio reception (not DAB type) 
*Supports Microsoft BDA drivers 
*Supports SDTV and HDTV TV formats 
*Supports MPEG-2 format recording in digital TV 
*Supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 analog video captures 
*IR remote for TV and DVD players (with ComproDVD 2) 
*Capture analog video from Composite or S-Video

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