This is the second (AND LAST!) system that we've decided to let go of. It's a redundant backup for hardware on LAN3. Because it had been decommissioned back in 2009, I reassembled it this weekend, and it passes all tests -- works well, as expected.
This is something that rarely happens, we almost never sell our gear -- so if you want a known-good capture setup, buy it while available.
I'd prefer to sell this all off to a single person, if possible. Plus it's always best to put an ATI All In Wonder Radeon AGP capture card in a computer that you know works! Sticking a capture card into a random computer is a recipe for troubleshooting problems.
Here's what I have:
Asking $125 + shipping.
- ATI All In Wonder, Radeon series, 7500 series model, AGP slot, works with ATI MMC 8.7, ATI software will be provided on a disc. ATI software install instructions are in this forum, and ATI capture guides are on this site.
- Intel Pentium 4 Celeron 2.2Ghz CPU (socket 478) on Soyo SY-P4VGA motherboard.
- 384MB DDR1 SDRAM (two slots, 128MB + 256MB), which is enough to work, but can be upgraded if desired (2GB max)
- Runs wonderfully on Windows XP non-SP/SP1/SP2 --- SP2 is suggested
- It captures to MPEG-2, MPEG-1, Huffyuv AVI, Lagarith AVI and uncompressed AVI with zero dropped frames, no audio sync errors, no power-line noises, etc -- flawless high quality capturing.
- This is a workhouse system, was working fine when dismantled, and was a backup/standby system. It's not broken, defective, etc -- ONLY being sold due to lack of need.
- I can toss in some case small fans, too, if you need/want. (Ask for them!)
- If needed, I may have extra 80-pin cables for IDE connections. (Ask for them!)
- Need support? I'll give you a free Premium Membership here, if you're not already one.
- From a smoke-free professional video office environment, stored in anti-static bags, and is like-new clean.
To inquire about purchasing this, either use the Contact Us email form
, or simply PM me on the forum, if interested.
Check, cash, money order, Paypal, rolled up pennies -- all are fine.
Everything will be packed properly, and should arrive undamaged.
What you'll need to make it work:
- The purple dongle/breakout box, and you can buy one from eBay for $7.40 shipped (tip: search for "ATI purple" to find these on eBay)
- Computer case with ATX power supply (20-pin or 20+4), for full-sized standard ATX boards. Nothing unusual. Go with a case as cheap as $30 from Geeks.com (plus ~$10 shipping), or as nice as an Antec from Amazon for $57 (and add your own PSU).
- IDE hard drive, 120GB max per channel (two IDE channels, two slots each). Two drives are suggested, if capturing to internal drives. It's best to run Windows/software from C: drive, and capture to a D: drive. Drives are readily available from Geeks.com for a very low cost, less than $25 each.
- Optional: You can add a $12 PCI Firewire card, and use large Firewire 400 drives. For example, a 2TB Fantom GreenDrive
- Soundcard, anything PCI works fine, such as this $30 Creative card from Amazon. (NOTE: The motherboard includes embedded audio, though it's generally not suggested for video capture.)
- Your own copy of Windows XP, which you probably already have, or can find without much effort. (If you need help locating a copy, information is available.)
Inevitably, somebody will contact me stating they can find a "better deal" on eBay
or Craigslist. All I can say in response is "good luck with that". The ATI All In Wonder cards from the 128-series and 7000-series models were prone to blowing out the inputs from misuse/mishandling, and the 9000 series cards had issues with overheating when used for excessive gaming. You'll find many of those cheap cards on auctions were from these abusive environments -- smoke-infested homes/offices, ham-fisted handling of the wires/inputs, kids playing video games, unprotected/unregulated power sources, etc. Finding a known-working AGP slot board can also be a bit of a chore in the age of PCI-Express slots. These boards/cards are now up to 10 years old -- meaning that there's been plenty of time to accrue damage. (Note: NOT to be confused with thinking the card is "too old" to be good, as that is simply untrue. The best analog capture cards were made from 2001-2006.) You get what you pay for.
Again, use the Contact Us email form, or simply PM me, if interested.