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, Terren Tong
- Thursday, May 13th, 2004
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m_poublon May 14, 04
I Had one of leadtek's tv2000 xp deluxe cards (the one that also has an fm tuner) and it was working fine until one day when I reinstalled windows. The card hasn't been recognized properly in any computer since. After some googling around I noticed that other people have had some similar experiances. The problem stems from the fact that the card looses it's pci/hardware id and the driver no longer recognizes it. Luckily though if you have a reciept there is a 3 year warrenty. Anyway, just thought I'd share an experiance. Later
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john f May 23, 04
i agree with the review. however, the volume works fine for me, and i haven't experienced any issues w/ the volume. the only complaint i have is the software...it works, but it's definitely lacking in features/ease of use/stability.

what really wins me over is it integrates well with websites like http://www.titantv.com/ (free). titantv displays your personal tv guide with a small record button next to each show, which will add the show to your winfast schedule automatically with all of the information filled out (VERY handy, makes it much more tivo-like).

the included remote is incredibly useful. contrary to the review, the IR sensor was very sensitive. i could aim the remote incredibly far away from the sensor, i was shocked at what i could do. weird that we had such a vast difference.. (i bought mine at a retail store). the features are great though, especially one-touch timeshifting (awesome), "boss mode" (completely hides/mutes entire tv program instantly, and unhides with another touch), screenshots of the current television, one-touch recording (in any format you have a codec for), etc. everything you need is on the remote, converting your computer into a television instantly with the press of a button.

once again, the software is the only drawback, and it definitely provides when simply watching tv. i'm anxiously waiting to discover some 3rd party software that will have all of the tv-watching features (w/ remote) but much stronger recording features. does such software exist??? if so email me PLEASE!
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DLoh Jul 12, 04
To make both the pvr volume control and remote control volume control buttons work: In the configuration menu, first tab, for audio options select "Aux" for both "Audio Out Control Line" and "Audio Recording Line".
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lhennig Sep 3, 04
I just got the Winfast2000 XP TV Tuner and need some advice on setting up the remote control. What plugs into the remote control port on the tuner? None of the additional items in the box is actually labeled as to use and the "manual" is woefully lacking in explaining how to hook everything up.


Also any suggestions on setting up the audio would be greatly appreciated.

Are there any general forums where Leadtek users congregate and exchange information?

Thanks for any hints you can send my way.

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Jeffheal Jan 2, 05
Hi got the winfast card - superb - no problems all tv channels perfectly clear. I just aquired a dreamcast off a friend who was getting rid of it and was wondering to save having to lug around another tv whether it was possible to tune in the tv card to a dreamcast or any other older console for that matter. I have connected it in and turned the dreamcast on but upon scanning there is no signal from the dreamcast - any ideas on whether it is possible or how to do a manual scan from the card? thanx
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Super_Chicken Feb 10, 05
I got this card but the remote doesn't work I plugged the sensor into the back of the card and the batteries into the remote but it has only worked once and it only changed the channel ???
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RaverCo2k Feb 11, 05
wow this looks cool im thinking about getting it. is this a good deal? http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-122-181&depa=0

Sad part is... in my room i have a old old Sharp tv from like 1980 or so... cuz i remember this tv when i was young lol. so does the monitor come in a big roll with this card? or
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RaverCo2k Feb 11, 05
lol i was looking around that site and theirs a price diff in one with a remote 37.21 with out and 54.95 with. damn! lol what do i need a remote for?
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Ace Feb 11, 05
quote Super_Chicken
I got this card but the remote doesn't work I plugged the sensor into the back of the card and the batteries into the remote but it has only worked once and it only changed the channel ???
might want to check the sensor cable and the remote batteries. we didnt have any problems with the remote
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Ace Feb 11, 05
you dont need a remote. if you're not going to be sitting more than a couple feet away from your computer it's probably not too important. just to note, this accepts video inputs only. it does not output back to a TV. you'll need a video card with TV-Out for that.
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glubrani Mar 9, 07
How do I use the direct burn to DVD (LeadTek WinFast TV2000 XP / Expert)? Thanks
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Master of the VG Mar 10, 07
I believe all you need is to tell it which drive has the DVD in it and to leave a blank DVD in there. I don't use it much since it has a tendency to crash my computer after a half hour or so.
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Beorn2 Oct 13, 08
Could someone tell me if they've used the RCA video input to record stuff such as DVD, VCR, cable TV??

Cheers.
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Master of the VG Oct 14, 08
I've recorded from a VCR and video game systems from the RCA jack. I haven't tried recording from a DVD player though.
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