Good notes. I went ahead and ordered the BookPC from Aaronix -- they
apparently have them in stock. I'll probably pick up the rest of the stuff
locally since I have a good source that seems to be priced competitively
with everyone else. My main concern is the memory -- I heard these boxes
have clearance issues with some of the memory sticks. I already have the
Hauppage WinTV USB device, so I'll use that with snapstream to do video
recording. Does the Dazzle device have a tuner? It doesn't seem to.
I'm trying to decide what processor to put in the system. I'd like to be
able to record and play video at the same time, so I'm thinking a PIII,
maybe as much as 800 MHz. Any thoughts?
jeffrey kay <email@example.com>
chief technology officer, engenia software, inc.
"first get your facts, then you can distort them at your leisure" -- mark
"golf is an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle"
-- sports illustrated
"if A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y plus Z. X is
work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut." -- albert einstein
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Williams [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, September 03, 1999 1:16 PM
> To: Jeffrey Kay
> Cc: 'Gavin Thomas Nicol'; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Tivo, Fair Use, Video-in-the-Cloud, and Vidster
> Jeffrey Kay wrote:
> > Interesting thought -- I just looked into the Book PC
> units. It looks like
> > everything I'd want, except that it doesn't seem to have
> the equivalent of a
> > digital output (either optical or coax) so that I can run
> the audio through
> > my regular system. Do you know of anything that supports
> that? Which USB
> > vidcap system do you use? Does it support/have you built
> the "timer"
> > interface to record TV shows? Does your vidcap device have
> a tuner on it or
> > are you using some other tuner?
> I've been buying various book PC's from Amptron for several
> years. The
> best unit for AV use is the "DVD" system: it's a book PC with a socket
> 370 (i.e. Pentium II FPGA/Celeron) w/ DVD drive, floppy, and remote
> keyboard/mouse. Without cpu, ram, hd it's about $250. It DOES have
> digital audio out, although I haven't played with it. Video out is
> great. I use one as my main DVD player.
> If they also had a TV tuner built in (I see these PC's coming, one
> distributor has an LCD moninitor/computer with video tuner,
> am/fm, etc.
> for $1200 or so) it would be close to a TiVO.
> The best USB/parallel video capture has got to be the Dazzle line.
> > jeffrey kay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > chief technology officer, engenia software, inc.
> > "first get your facts, then you can distort them at your
> leisure" -- mark
> > twain
> > "golf is an endless series of tragedies obscured by the
> occasional miracle"
> > -- sports illustrated
> > "if A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y
> plus Z. X is
> > work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut." -- albert einstein
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:email@example.com]
> > > Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 10:17 AM
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: RE: Tivo, Fair Use, Video-in-the-Cloud, and Vidster
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > I want to be able to cut-n-paste a segment from a show on
> > > my Tivo and
> > > > send it to another Tivo user. I want to be able to search other
> > > > users' public clip files and trade clips with them. I
> want to build
> > > > up a library, a montage of television absurdity, and
> punctuate my
> > > > discourse with video poignancy and hilarity.
> > >
> > > I bought a book pc for $169, added some disk, memory, and CPU.
> > > With a USB video capture, it's almost as good as a TIVO, and has
> > > no fees ;-)
> > >
> > >
> email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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