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Offline MindhazingsquidTopic starter

Need a bit of help from the techno-savy.
« on: December 19, 2007, 01:42:46 AM »
My dad seems to be under the impression that there's a cable or adapter that would let him hook his vcr into his computer.  the only thing I know of that lets you do that is a special video card (IE all-in-wonder) but as I thought about it, why shouldn't there be?  It could go into the USB slot the same as an external dvd would.  So, what I would like to know is, is there a cable that would let you do it?  Is there any reason you can't hook your VCR into your USB?  Or your Cable for that matter.

Offline schnookums

Re: Need a bit of help from the techno-savy.
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 05:34:44 AM »
There are usb devices that do that, but they're basically just video capture devices in an external format. BUt they do exist.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815302002

Here's an example of what I'm talking about, just in case it's not the same thing as you're thinking about. As for a cable connection (meaning coax) a lot of the USB ones I've seen don't have that connection, but I'm sure they do exist.

Offline MindhazingsquidTopic starter

Re: Need a bit of help from the techno-savy.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 06:09:40 AM »
Thanks a lot.

Offline schnookums

Re: Need a bit of help from the techno-savy.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 06:28:33 AM »
No problem...word to the wise...the pinnacle devices tend to lean towards the cheaper end on some models. There is a reason for this. The one I bought turned out to probably be incompatible with AMD 64 bit processors. I say probably because I never got a good answer from their customer service at all...most of their answers involved referring you to a useless forum. Thankfully I was well within the 10 day limit to take it back, so I just got my money back, since I don't think the device was broken, just that they made a crappy device.