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10-21-2013, 03:42 PM
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Besides the obvious being how they're installed of course. Actually, I'm more concerned with which version is better for my computer. I bought it in December 2009, and have never upgraded its hardware.

Compaq CQ5210Y PC
Processor - amd athlon II X2 215 dual-core
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I'm looking at 2 auctions on ebay for brand new ATI 600s. One is the PCI and one is the USB. Which is recommended for my setup? Also, I still haven't bought an s-vhs or TBC yet, but I'm very close to making my decisions and I'm curious if which s-vhs and TBC I get should determine which ATI600 to should get.
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10-21-2013, 05:07 PM
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They are actually different hardware. The PCI/PCIe card uses a chip labelled AMD T506 for analog-to-digital conversion, while the ATI 600 USB uses a little Texas Instruments TVP5150.

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.ph...der_HD_600_USB
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.ph...vwonder600.jpg
http://www.diamondmm.com/tvw600pciev...-600-pcie.html

Some other products use the same hardware as the ATI 600 USB, but they are also discontinued:
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Ha..._WinTV-HVR-950
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/El...yeTV_Hybrid_US
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Pi...ick_%28800e%29
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/KWorld_ATSC_330U (Samsung digital demod instead of LG)
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10-21-2013, 05:18 PM
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ive had both - i kept the pci and sold the usb
they work the same, but the pci keeps wiring much tidier and you dont have the big gangly usb stick hanging out of your tower. of course if using a laptop you have to use the usb

i did have to buy and 2 rca to 1/8 phono adapter for the PCI version - i got a super nice one from Isimple
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10-24-2013, 12:59 AM
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My vote goes to the USB stick.

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