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KWorld PlusTV Analog PCIExpress Pro PVRTV-PE360-A PCI-Express x1 Interface

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  • NTSC
  • PCI-Express x1 Interface
  • YPbPr/SPDIF/AV/S-Video
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Learn more about the Kworld Computer Co.,Ltd PVRTV-PE360-A

Model

Brand
KWorld
Model
PVRTV-PE360-A

General

Type
TV Tuner Cards
TV Tuner
Analog Tuner
TV Standards
NTSC
FM Tuner
Yes
Remote Control
No
Interface
PCI-Express x1

Features

Features
10Bit Worldwide Analog (PAL, NTSC, and SECAM) to Digital Conversion, Noise Reduction and FM Radio

Supports Mini Systems

Built-in with AV/S-Video Input for building your Personal Entertainment Center

Packaged with Extra Connector Board (for extra YPbPr/SPDIF/RCA input and R/L audio input)

Bundled with CyberLink Software.

Bundled with MCE Encoder (for Windows Media Center) and KWorld HyperMedia Center Software

Specifications

Ports In
S-Video Input: 4-pin Mini-Din
CVBS Input: RCA jack
Audio Input: RCA L/R Audio Input
FM Input: IEC connector
Component Input: RCA Jack
SPDIF Input: Coaxial SPDIF
Audio Input: RCA L/R Audio Input
Specifications
Frequency:
55.25 – 855.25 MHz (NTSC)
48.25 – 863.25 MHz (PAL)
(Dependent on tuner type.)

Video:
NTSC M/J, PAL BG/DK/I, PAL M/N, SECAM BG/DK, SECAM L/L’

Audio:
Stereo (BTSC, EIAJ, NICAM, FM), Mono

System Requirements

Processor
Intel Pentium IV 2.8GHz or equivalent AMD CPU higher
Graphics Card
Graphics Card (Windows XP MCE 2005 certificated / Windows Vista certificated for Vista)
Memory
1GB RAM of system memory or above
Available Slot
PCIe x1 Compliant Slot
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 / XP MCE 2005 / Windows Vista
Others
Sound Card must compatible with Windows Vista
Free HD space for recording (e.g. record 1 hour programs takes around 1.8G)

Packaging

Package Contents
PVRTV-PE360-A
User Manual
Driver Disk
Remote & Receiver
FM Cable
L-P Bracket
Connecter Bracket
Multi Connecter
TV Connecter

Consumer Alert

Consumer Alert
This television receiver has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009, to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the Nation's transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322) or visit the Commission's digital television website at: www.dtv.gov

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Laleche
  • 11/23/2009 4:46:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't do it!

Pros: Good price.

Cons: Not worth what I paid for it. All in all, I'll get back less than half of what I spent. Audio stinks; updated software, worked once, then went back to stinking. Updated software again from 3.50 to 3.60 and it crashed on my Vista 64. Obviously old, cheap, Chinese technology. I'll have to wait until I can afford something better that works.

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  • Okamifujutsu
  • 11/11/2009 7:47:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLow quality

Pros: Serves my purposes well enough, lets me play my old consoles on my computer. I use media player classic to view the video, it's pretty simple. Has a few settings you can adjust, only helpful one is saturation because it desaturates the video a little by default. I'm sure the radio adapter works well enough, though I never tried it.

Cons: Video quality is barely acceptable, it's low quality in every sense of the word. Has fairly noticable artifacts. The brightness is too high, so anything near white is clamped to white, can be very noticable at times. Component (R/G/B) does not work for me, the image is split in two and in black and white. Image isn't centered, and has significant ammounts of black space around it.

The sound will desync over time, becomes noticable after about 15 min and keeps getting worse. It has issues with starting the sound, usually muting and unmuting it will help, sometimes I have to disable and re-enable the device. The volume defaults to about 10%, because it records the audio about 10 times too loud (I guess this would be a pro if you needed a lot of amplification?).

Other Thoughts: Cons (cont'd): Installation is a pain, because you have to intercept your computer's power switch. Appearantly the designers couldn't figure out how to turn it on the same way every other pci device turns on. This means disconnecting your power switch from your motherboard, connecting it to this card, then connecting a waire from this card to your motherboard. It has some bent pins sticking out the back, though as far as I could tell these are purely cosmetic and aren't supposed to be used.

Instructions are helpful if you know what you're doing, though for some reason they abreviate "please" to "PLS", including in the two other languages it comes in. Came with a bunch of software, but I didn't trust Kworld enough to let them install their programs on my computer.


Bottom line: Buy this card as a last resort, if you can't afford anything else and don't need it to work consistantly or well.

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  • toadportal
  • 11/8/2009 11:53:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't buy it yet, but I'm gonna!!

Pros: Wow! This is awesome!!! What else should I get to go with this? Maybe an eight (8) inch floppy disk drive and a Muntz Stereo-Pak Player?!?

Cons: New Egg is great; but why would they sell obsolete garbage like this? Lower the price!!!

Other Thoughts: This television receiver has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009, to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the Nation's transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322) or visit the Commission's digital television website at: www.dtv.gov

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  • Mr. Coffee
  • 9/17/2009 3:21:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCould have been great

Pros: If it works it has a nice feature set: tuner, FM radio, composite s-video and 480i component inputs, remote. I appreciate the PCI bracket for the component input since it saves external cabling. The reason I gave this more then one egg is the cards ability to splice into your cases power button, allowing you to remotely start or wake your computer with the remote. I wasn't looking for this feature when purchasing the card but now I wonder why this it hasn't been made standard in every tuner card with a remote.

Cons: It doesn't work. Despite having downloaded all of the drivers directly from kworld's site and using a fresh installation of vista64 I could not get windows media center to work with the MCE encoder. The video works with the included "hyper media center" and the WDM drivers but the audio is drowned out by loud static and poping. It's hard for me to tell but it sounds like it is also clipping at higher volumes when using the RCA inputs.

Other Thoughts: Even though there is a bracket for the component input everything else, including the infrared, is handled by the external splitter. It's a little akward but a decent trade-off for a low-profile card. Also, the plastic on the back of the component bracket spans the whole thing so it won't work with most screwless systems.

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  • Sweet Water Kid
  • 8/1/2009 1:53:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Card

Pros: everything works as should
fm radio works fine
will do things other cards won't do
i needed it but didn't know i needed it

Cons: hard to install
needed lot of upgrades to my system to get it to work
will get you to thinkin' harder than you are used too

Other Thoughts: have to use hyper media center 3.6 for things to work properly.got it from tw.kworld.power director 5 works but i use dvd movie factory 4 for best results.have k-world dvd movie maker pci.used software that came with it.

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  • N/A
  • 6/18/2009 6:17:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBrown thing that comes out of behind

Pros: Pros? Really?

Cons: Driver sucks
Software Sucks
quality sucks
I feel so stupid for buying this.
trashed the whole thing, don't even want a return

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  • poit57
  • 6/12/2009 5:24:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cost, looks good on paper

Cons: I was trying to capture video from my VCR, but the only way I could get a picture was with the Tuner input, and even that would occasionally flash to a blank screen in the middle of recording.

The adapter caple to connect the composite/s-video cables does not securely connect to the tuner card, so I could only get bits and pieces of the picture. I tried connecting a DVD player to the component input, but neither the bundled Cyberlink software nor Nero 9 gave an option for using the component connector as a choice. The only options were tuner, composite, and S-video.

Other Thoughts: I did not attempt to use FM radio since that is not what I bought this card for. I also did not try the remote since it takes AAA batteries and I didn't have any available.

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  • John
  • 6/7/2009 12:14:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot too bad.

Pros: I can watch TV fairly effortlessly now. Set up took about an hour (mostly just the hardware part). but there is an auto update feature that is installed. I was able to record some TV and the remote is effective for navigation.

Cons: The installation CD was a little buggy and I thought it froze a few times, I am not used to waiting with a quad core 3.0 and 8GB of mem...
The picture has noise on the very top of the video. Just one bar... I am sure I can crop it somehow though.

Other Thoughts: The reason I got this tuner card was to watch TV via CABLE and to be able to play console games on my monitor. Seems to work for that.

The antennae are utter garbage and don't expect to be able to use over the air at all. Also with the move to all digital (finally) the card won't be picking up anything anyway.

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  • doford
  • 3/30/2009 8:21:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

Pros: None

Cons: This is the worst PC component i've have every installed, The sound makes a horrible popping sound. MCE usage is a joke.

Other Thoughts: Newegg shouldn't sell a product of this low quality

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  • N/A
  • 3/29/2009 11:50:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Support

Pros: None

Cons: The card never worked in any of the 3 PC's tested. All I am getting is a color band on top of the screen. I repeatedly submitted the online RMA Tech Support thingy. Never got an answer. It has been month It's a doorstop since I bought it.

Other Thoughts: I don't have a problem if I receive once a while a dead product, things happen. I do have a problem if the support is non-existing, though.

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