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    Hello everyone,

    I have been recording analog videos from VCRs, camcorders to pc in Mpeg-2 format for years in Turkey. And I need an old capture card Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250. You can see the image. Has anybody still have this card and want to sell for a sensible price?
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    You could also look for newer PVR 150 model or last PCI model know as HVR 1600
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    Ew, no, not the PVR-150. It has inferior chipsets, IRE issues, the sound is awful.

    Those 250/350 cards really were nice. Not AIW nice, but not far too off for MPEG encoding. Maybe a bit softer.
    eBay may be your only resort here.
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    Originally Posted by OS_Man View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I have been recording analog videos from VCRs, camcorders to pc in Mpeg-2 format for years in Turkey. And I need an old capture card Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250. You can see the image. Has anybody still have this card and want to sell for a sensible price?
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    ebay - https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=WinTV+PVR-250&_sacat=0
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    eBay listings need to be examined carefully. The Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 has distinct PAL and NTSC versions. The PAL version would probably be far more useful than the NTSC version for VHS video capture in Turkey.
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    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    eBay listings need to be examined carefully. The Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 has distinct PAL and NTSC versions. The PAL version would probably be far more useful than the NTSC version for VHS video capture in Turkey.
    As usually_quiet said it must be PAL model for my country. I've been using PVR-250 for years and its quality is enough for old tapes. When I tested PVR-150 once, I had sound synchronization problem.

    And I need mpg recording. HVR 1600 recording ts format as I know.

    I couldn't find PVR-250 in eBay, still searching.
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    Originally Posted by OS_Man View Post
    And I need mpg recording. HVR 1600 recording ts format as I know.
    I tried to find information about a PAL version for the WinTV HVR-1600 at Hauppauge's UK website. There is no such model number listed among either current products or legacy products. My guess is that there was a similar product with a different model number that Hauppauge distributed to PAL countries. I think that when using Hauppauge's WinTV software for capturing from one of their HVR TV tuner products, ts is the default file type the software uses for recordings originating from the digital tuner but recordings from the analog connections can be mpg.

    If you can't find a WinTV PVR-250, you will probably find the newer products somewhat disappointing. I never had a WinTV PVR-250 but if I remember correctly, some discussions here at VideoHelp noted that the software that it came with offered access to more settings for the on-board encoder than the software distributed with the HVR TV tuner cards did.
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    Originally Posted by OS_Man View Post
    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    eBay listings need to be examined carefully. The Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 has distinct PAL and NTSC versions. The PAL version would probably be far more useful than the NTSC version for VHS video capture in Turkey.
    As usually_quiet said it must be PAL model for my country. I've been using PVR-250 for years and its quality is enough for old tapes. When I tested PVR-150 once, I had sound synchronization problem.

    And I need mpg recording. HVR 1600 recording ts format as I know.

    I couldn't find PVR-250 in eBay, still searching.
    would this one work here - https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Hauppauge-WinTV-HVR1300-TV-Tuner-Card-PAL-/202617333093?hash=item2f2cef2565
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    It's been years, but I remember that only the analog (now useles) tuner is PAL/NTSC.
    The composite/s-video is PAL or NTSC.

    The is how ATI AIW is. (BTW, the ATI AIW is better than the Hauppauge.)

    The PVR-250/350 chipsets are also different than latter HD cards like 1300/1600.
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    Originally Posted by lordsmurf View Post
    Ew, no, not the PVR-150. It has inferior chipsets, IRE issues, the sound is awful.

    Those 250/350 cards really were nice. Not AIW nice, but not far too off for MPEG encoding. Maybe a bit softer.
    eBay may be your only resort here.
    That not true because the card he has is the newer ver 2 model of 250 that feature the same CX23416 chipset that found on the PVR 150/500
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    Originally Posted by OS_Man View Post
    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    eBay listings need to be examined carefully. The Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 has distinct PAL and NTSC versions. The PAL version would probably be far more useful than the NTSC version for VHS video capture in Turkey.
    As usually_quiet said it must be PAL model for my country. I've been using PVR-250 for years and its quality is enough for old tapes. When I tested PVR-150 once, I had sound synchronization problem.

    And I need mpg recording. HVR 1600 recording ts format as I know.

    I couldn't find PVR-250 in eBay, still searching.
    Not true HVR 1600 can record in MPEG to container just like HVR 1800 and 2255 as all depend on that app your using and it allow you to change to the option
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  13. The PVR-250 has (as shown) a NXP SAA7115 video decoder combined with a conexant chip for mpeg2-encoding. Many of the hauppauge cards that have a video decoder from conexant instead, which is not anywhere near as good at handling dodgy video signals from video tapes or whatever as the Philips/NXP chips are.
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