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PLEXTOR ConvertX PVR Device with built-in TV tuner PX-TV402U-NA USB 2.0 Interface

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  • Composite Video, S-Video, Composite Audio, RF/Coaxial
  • USB 2.0 Interface

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Give your XP or Win2k PC media center functionality with the ConvertX PVR from Plextor. This external box has an NTSC tuner for standard cable or over the air reception. It also has NTSC, PAL and SECAM encoders for video capture so you can record video from many sources.

The PVR functionality lets you watch, pause and record live TV all without paying service fees. Integrated DVD authoring and burning functionality makes it easy to take discs of your favorite programs with you when you travel. You can also use this feature to edit and record home movies for the holidays.

  • newegg Hardware Video Encoding The Plextor PX-TV402U-NA features a powerful hardware encoding chip to record analog video in high-quality DVD or other popular digital video formats without occupying CPU resources.
  • newegg DivX-certified PVR The DivX-certified Plextor PX-TV402U-NA supports recording video in the DivX format providing the ability to record 3 times as much video as normal without sacrificing quality.
  • newegg S-Video and Composite Input Support The Plextor PX-TV402U-NA features built-in S-Video, Composite video, and RCA audio inputs for broad compatibility with various video devices, such as DVD players, VHS players and TV sets.
  • newegg Multi-format Conversion With the Plextor PX-TV402U-NA, convert your video resource into high-quality DVD (MPEG-2), SVCD, or VCD (MPEG-1) format for video watching on your home theater system, or into MPEG-4 format for on-the-go entertainment on a portable media player such as your PSP and iPod.
  • newegg High Speed USB 2.0 Interface The high speed USB 2.0 interface delivers up to 480Mbps bandwidth to facilitate real-time DVD encoding and provides hot-swappable, plug-and-play capabilities for convenient connections to your computer.

Learn more about the Plextor PX-TV402U-NA

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good Video Capture for Windows XP Only 5/17/2008 9:23:39 PM

Pros: It is very good deal with the rebate and provides decent video capture capability and PVR. It is USB and can handle multiple video sources such as composite,AV and coax cable.

Cons: Not forwared compatible with new operating systems like vista and service packs and updates. It only works with Windows XP and with provided WinDVR Version 5 which is going to be obsolete. As per Plextor tech support they will not update drivers for Vista or WinDVR updates any longer so you will be your own if conflict/problems arrise.

Overall Review: For the same amount of money checkout ATI Wonder USB 650

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good converter 5/8/2008 4:56:18 PM

Pros: You can save file in DIVX format. Picture quality is above average.

Cons: Need a PC with high clock rate (>1.6 GHz) to save file in DIVX format. I thought that due to the H/W Codec, I can use an older PC to capture the video. Since it requires a faster PC to capture at a lower bit rate. I think S/W has to do a lot of processing so H/W codec is king of misleading.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Perfect! 4/10/2008 11:44:49 PM

Pros: On the go encoding to make smaller files. Software included with it works fine and has a lot of features. Small but powerful.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

Overall Review: I use this to record games off of my Playstation 3. Given, I must do it in SD, but it still is nice. I just split the AV signals and hardly any integrity is lost.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
It works under conditions 4/10/2008 2:12:51 PM

Pros: - Got all the software tools that you need to make it work.
- Got updates on the driver and tools.
- Auto on/off base on USB power.
- External USB 2.0
- Hardware encoding with Divx Certified.
(If this is true, how come Video & Audio does not
synch up correctly in some application below?)

Cons: - Only works with the given tools and nothing else.
* not working with the Movie Maker that came with Windows.
* not working well with Plextor Tool professional LE.
(Hangs when selecting Text Screen option)
(Video & Audio not synch)
* not working well with Plextor Go Cap.
(Couldn't capture Video)
- Encountered problem on TV tuner when first loaded up.
- no 5.1 audio support

Overall Review: - Should be compatable with any video capturing software (better driver support would help).
- Should support digital audio input.
- If this cost too much, it would have been going back.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
4/3/2008 7:19:28 AM

Pros: I have had this product for several years. I bought it to dub VHS tapes to DVD. It works perfectly, though I do not use the bundled software. A bonus is that it can record in MPEG2 and your files need no transcoding to put on DVD.

Cons: Not found any yet, other than the bundled software.

Overall Review: Contrary to other reviews, it works as perfectly in Vista as it did in XP.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great device 3/27/2008 4:35:47 PM

Pros: Great quality coming from a VHS tape, really easy to make a DVD with the included software, it worked on my first try.

Cons: The included software is not professional quality, but who's complaining for the price. It's great for home movies.

Overall Review: Great product for the price. Highly recommended

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Nifty Device 3/18/2008 6:03:23 PM

Pros: Inexpensive with discount and rebate, comes under 50 dollars. // Easy to install with Windows XP, I have XP Home 32bit. // Inputs to hook up external devices. // Lot's of video quality to file size recording options, let's you auto record for a portable device with DivX and MP3 audio, which is very handy to put on my Archos Gmini 402 mp3 / video player. // Records off my satellite TV excellently, and my video game consoles (see other thoughts on how). //

Cons: Expensive without rebate. // This unit's software "InterVideo WinDVR 5" caused my PC to start getting "Explorer.exe has caused a problem and must shut down." error (paraphrased, can't recall word for word). My PC was 100% stable before installing this software and I have not encountered this error on my PC until I started using this software. PC seems to function fine after this happens, but this still causes a large nag in the back of my mind, and this product would have gotten 5 eggs if it wasn't for this issue. (And I even patched the software to the most current version.) // Does not have an ATSC (digital) tuner... will need to buy a unit capable of this in 2009. And for that matter only has one tuner period.

Overall Review: TIP: If you want to record using a game console using this device, pick yourself up a composite or S-video splitter at your local A/V store (%5 piece of hardware, 1 female to 2 male), and hook one video input into the device, and 1 input into your television (also pick up an extension cable if your PC and TV aren't close). If you try to game through the device you will experience a noticeable half second lag which makes twitch games almost unplayable. // Since I have done that, I can record my Xbox 360 games quite easily now. // Overall, not bad if you catch it with a rebate, otherwise, try something else. I'll be keeping it though, I guess, as it's pretty cool and this is my first attempt at making my PC a PVR.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Easy to use but does not support Vista 3/3/2008 4:58:50 PM

Pros: Very easy to install and quickly start using.

Cons: Does not support Windows Vista and no drivers available to support Vista. Had to return this product.

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