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  1. I have a Leadtek/Winfast DTV 2000 DS Plus TV card for my PC which worked fine on O/S win7 pro 32 Bit, ADSL landline and using WMC,I have upgraded to NBN and Windows 10 Pro 32 bit. I have checked with NBNco, Bigpond, my service provider and have had a back test done.
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WinFast PVR3000 Deluxe an enhanced PCI 3DY/C Hardware MPEGI/II encoder TV card, allows you to enjoy live full-band antenna TV or cable TV programs on your PC. Whenever you feel like listening to FM stereo radio, your PC will serve as one.

Warning: This page has been locked and archived on September 28, 2010. The official documentation for this card can be found at Leadtek_WinFast_TV2000_XP_Expert. This page remains as there is significant information herein not included in the official documentation. Please migrate any such information to the proper location.

  • 1Leadtek WinFast TV2000 XP

AKA: WinFast TV2000 XP Expert (current generation)

Capture Card Information
Vendors Websitehttp://www.leadtek.com/eng/tv_tuner/overview.asp?lineid=6&pronameid=94&check=f
Input Formatsnot applicable
Support StatusMythTV works with this card. However the card does not have a hardware encoder, so watching/recording TV will be CPU intensive.
DriverV4L bttv driver for pre-Expert cards. See also [1]
Sound Driverbtaudio or snd-bt87x
ChipsetFusion 878A for pre-Expert cards. CX2388X for Expert model



Description

Single-tuner PCI card with no hardware encoder.

The card comes in several versions:

WinFast TV2000 XP Expert (current generation)

The Deluxe model is just like the FM model but has a Remote Control included. The remote works using RF to a serial cable plugging into the card. It uses the Fusion 878A chipset

The RM model loses the radio, but keeps Remote Control

The RM (OEM) uses a different form factor (shorter PCB)

The Expert model uses the CX2388X chipset and includes worldwide radio support.


Other Leadtek Cards:

Issues and Problems

Having problems getting sound out of a WinFast TV2000 XP Deluxe card. The video works fine.

Winfast 1000T remote does work with lirc 0.8, however some patches to the v4l-dvb code need to be applied.

- Having problems using this card with mythtv. It works fine with tvtime for example.

- How can I improve resolution? The TV image is not very clear. Iam using ' options bttv card=34 tuner=2 ' in etc/modules - Thanks

- I don't have sound on almost all chanels. Same chanels have sound but only few. On TvTime everything is OK. Do you know why?

Associated Software

Nothing yet ..

Installation guides

Dual/Multi-card use

After using a single DTV2000H with mythbuntu for a while (having edited /etc/modprobe.d/options and /etc/modules appropriately), I decided it was time for a second. Plugged the second one in, and still only one card was enabled. To enable the second card, had to edit /etc/modprobe.d/options and add a second card identifier to the appropriate line. i.e.;

Media

After rebooting, and card is detected and **video** worked well, but **sound** playback was silent. Following the 'Configuring default soundcards / stopping multiple soundcards from switching' section at the ['Comprehensive sound problem solution guide'] helped (problem was the cx_88 alsa drivers took index 0, for some reason). Now, onboard sound is occasionally not detected, thus playback doesn't work. Restarting seems to resolve it. Not sure if this is associated with the presence of two cards. Sound is still recorded when these problems occur, so it seems to be an ALSA/playback issue, rather than recording problem.

Remote

I have a Leadtek WinFast 2000XP card 34 that came with a CoolCommand remote that has the code 'Y0400046' in the bottom right corner. See a picture here. Most aspects of the remote work, with a bit of work. The '.' button does not currently work and a few keys generate the same events as other keys, meaning that you cannot use them for something different. To get this going, you first need to set up the remote with the system, as described here. Mythbuntu control centre can set up some of this for you, but a lot will be incorrect and you will have to tweak it.

Once you have done that, you need to set up MythTV to use the remote. This is done by creating a ~/.lirc/mythtv file. Mythbuntu comes with a section of Mythbuntu Control Centre that is supposed to generate this file for you, but I have found it not to work for me at all. Note that if you run the Mythbuntu Control Centre after setting up the remote, it will overwrite a lot of your hard work. My configuration file is here and is set out in order of the buttons on the remote, so that you can change it as you like.

FAQs

Nothing yet ...


User Experiences

If you have this card, speak up! This is a good place to note your experiences - ease of install, what you like, what's not to like, etc.

With KnoppMyth R5E50 and R5F1, the WinFast DTV1000 works out of the box, with the exception of the remote.

On Ubuntu (Feisty) and the Winfast DTV1000 or the Winfast DTV2000H you have to load the module cx88-dvb to get the digital tuner to work. To do this automatically upon startup type:

I have the expert version and after several days of trolling through forums and wikis and other places on the web I am still unable to get this thing to work. I wish someone would post something that can help the Expert user.

I got this card to work using sudo echo 'cx88-dvb' >> /etc/modules in tvtime but no mythtv. Thanks for that ! Can you please give some guidance how can I make it work in mythtv? Thank You

I have a LeadTek DTV 2000 H, i got it to work by adding 'cx88-dvb' to /etc/modules and 'options cx88xx card=51' to /etc/modprobe.d/options. Also found this link [2] which has a link to a remote config, but it didnt work for me.

Have dual cards DTV200H cards which (as I noted in the dual/multi-card section above) works well but for the occaisonal sound playback problem-- this may or may not be related to the dual cards, but didn't have problems prior to the installation of the second card. No Luck yet with LIRC/remote use.

I have the Expert version of this card and it has worked flawlessly with mythTv from day 1 with kernel 2.6.25's drivers built into my kernel. It's a bit annoying to have the audio cable run to the sound card input, but the perks of this setup are nice. You get complete control over the sound because it comes in through your dedicated audio processing circuits. I am not sure how you would manage to install two of these in a system with only one sound card though. I have not gotten the remote working properly, although I have not had a chance to look into the patches mentioned above yet. Great card, only analog card I could find on the market with the well-supported Conexant chipset, I recommend it for anyone who still needs an analog card.

Retrieved from 'http://www.mythtv.org/wiki?title=Leadtek_WinFast&oldid=49859'

The first tuner from Leadtek that I tested was Leadtek WinFast Cinema, and it left a very pleasant impression. That is why when I got Leadtek's latest solution WinFast TV 2000 Expert I anticipated getting pleased with it as well. Let's see if the expectations come true.

Accessory pack

The box is noticeably lower than usual


The box contains the stuff traditional for Leadtek:


  • Tuner
  • Remote Control
  • External IR sensor of the remote control
  • MiniDIN 9-pin - S-Video+3RCA (composite video and stereo audio) connector
  • AUX-in cable
  • FM antenna
  • Tuner installation guide
  • Software manual
  • 4 software CDs

Beside Leadtek's WinFast PVR and WinFast FM the CDs contain:

Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2SE


for creation of your own VCD, SVCD or DVD

Ulead VideoStudio 7SE


for video capture and editing

and Ulead Cool 3D 3.0 editor


which seems to be a strange supplement for a TV tuner. Well, never toomuch of a good thing.

I didn't expect to find the 3.1 version of the WinFast DVD here.


Media

While we blame the companies for using pre-latest versions, Leadtek suppliesa very outdated one, which is deprived of even such functions as DVD playbackfrom hard drive. :(

Design and specification

Now it's clear why the box is so narrow - the card has a low-profiledesign!

This is not just a step toward manufacturers of such PC cases; such approach has some technical advantages, in particular, components generating electrical noise are distant from the radio unit. But because of the low-profile design the tuner has only one 9-pin connector with a respective audio/video adapter. A similar solution was used in the Leadtek WinFast Cinema, but that time the reason was different. The line-in is removed, and it's possible to get the audio signal only through sound card's AUX-in. On one hand, having such possibility one would hardly use the line-in connection, but on the other hand users are deprived of choice.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any information about the radio unit,but I think that it's based on a good circuit design from Philips likein other company's products.

Instead of the dated Conexant Fusion 878A the TV 2000 Expert tuner isbuilt on Conexant's latest solution - CX23881 10-bit ADC.


Here's a brief comparison table


For more detailed information see the descriptionin pdf.

Just note that the Macrovision is unfortunately supported.

That's good that the developers keep up to date, but SECAM was always a weak point of Conexant's chips compared to Philips' solutions (in this case they are 9-bit Philips 7134 chips also used in ECS EZ-TV and Compro VideoMate TV Gold Plus).

The specs are standard. Let's look at the distinguishing features.

First of all, it is a consistent operation of Leadtek's software withMPEG4, though it's not mentioned anywhere. Secondly, the NetMeetingallows remote users watch TV (in case of good connection).

Testbed

  • Athlon 2800XP CPU (Barton)
  • Gigabyte 7VAX mainboard (KT400 chipset)
  • Inno3D GeForce FX 5900 video card
  • 1GB RAM (Samsung 512 MB PC3200 + Kingmax 512 MB PC3200)
  • Creative Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 sound card
  • IBM DTLA 305020 hard drive
  • Windows XP Professional (SP1) ENG and Windows XP Professional (SP1) RUS

Connection

The connection is not standard,


but is more convenient as there's only one connector beside the antenna-ins.


There's no mini-jack, that is why you may need a mini-jack-2 RCA adapter.On the other hand, in case of the standard layout (minijack) you will needan adapter much more as RCA connectors are much wider used on home consumerequipment.

Configuring

The configuration menu is a bit complicated at first sight


because the driver for internal tuners is installed together with programsand in the Winfast Entertainment Center section. The logic is interesting.

You will be offered to install Microsoft's MPEG4 codecs, which are farfrom the DivX but can be used as a substitute for beginners for a while.


Here's the list of devices after the installation


and here's how the WinFast Wizard icon for fast access to all programsin the tray


The WinFast PVR and WinFast FM were discussed in the Leadtek WinFast Cinema review, and we will only check them for interesting features.


We scanned the frequency range with the WinFast PVR having selectedRussia(SECAM) (I wonder what is Russia (PAL)), - several channelswere lacking and those which were found got numbers +1, i.e. 2 insteadof 1, 4 instead of 3 etc.


The Adaptive Channel Scanning didn't help. When we started it wegot the following warning:


Like in the MSI-8918 I selected POLAND (SECAM), and the problem was solved.

The engineers at Leadtek seem to have problems with our TV network.

All the stations were found, that is why the tuner has good sensitivity.

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Quality

Let's see what the new heart is capable of






Thevisual quality is good and superior to the Fusion 878A, the replacementof the chip is justified. But I personally prefer the image on the Philips7134 based tuners.

Look at the default brightness and hue


Isn't it curious?

Besides, in the full-screen mode you can notice that the image is grainy(Philips has no signs of it).

But most users won't notice such subtle nuances.

Unfortunately, the sound doesn't have high frequencies. It's not the fault of my sound card or AUX-in as the Compro VideoMate TV Gold Plus had excellent quality. We didn't get highs in the FM mode either.

Capture and additional features

Timeshifting, the peculiar way of realization of Picture-In-Picture and capture profile editing were discussed last time. I'd like to thank Leadtek once again for the support of codecs including all types of DivX in the WinFast PVR. Microsoft's MPEG4 codec is also included into the pack.


Snapshot is realized differently. No galleries or preview, you justpress the space bar or the respective interface button and the programsaves the frame into a file in the program directory. It's not that convenientwithout previewing. On the other hand, you can capture files in jpeg at768x576.

Also, I couldn't find any signs of the Channel Surf function.One more fly in the ointment.

Together with scheduled recording you are offered scheduled playback,you can set this function both for TV programs and external sources.


When you capture frames you'd better set the audio stream as master, otherwiseit can result in audio/video mistiming.


After recording you can get only to the Standby mode, which doesn't lookpleasing, especially after the Compro tuner.

One of the pleasantries is a notice displayed right before the taskis initiated


One more advantage is the support of tuner's signal translation on theNetmeetingnetwork


FM tuner

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Since the Leadtek WinFast Cinema review the interface and features of the WinFast FM didn't get any changes.

Well, the WinFast FM was almost an ideal solution for a tunerin the FM mode.


Besides, all necessary functions are available from the basic interfacethat reveals developers' smartness considering the control panel size.The one who can find 'Open files' button can be considered a very observantperson :-) .

The channel scanning is different. Thus, the channels found coincidedbest of all at Sensitivity equal to 2.


Sensitivity can be broadly changed.

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If it's still not enough, you can enter a channel frequency manually.


MP3 encoding is carried out with a standard codec at 22 KHz, 56 Kbit/s like in the Compro VideoMate TV Gold Plus.

You can schedule both recording and playback


Apart from displaying the task parameters


before proceeding to the Standby mode you can cancel it (like in the schedulerin the TV mode)


Remote Control

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The same remote control was supplied with the Leadtek WinFast Cinema.

The only thing I should draw your attention to is the Power button thatturns on/off PC and which is lacking on the Compro's remote control. Accordingto your letters I underestimated this function.

The RC is multifunctional though if you take the WinFast DVD version...well, we talked about it already.

Conclusion

This solution has both weak and strong points, and I don't know what outweighs.It's for you to decide, see the highs and lows.

Highs

  • 10-bit ADC
  • Good sensitivity in TV and FM modes (remember that correct channel scanningcan depend on the country you select in the menu)
  • No noise and pickups
  • Deinterlacing
  • Time Shifting
  • Picture-In-Picture
  • Connection to sound card's AUX-in
  • Convenient connection of external devices
  • Original handy software for the tuner management
  • MPEG4 support
  • Rich software suite
  • Multifunctional remote control
  • Low-profile design

Lows

  • Audio quality problems (no highs)
  • No full mp3 support
  • Dated DVD player version
  • No previewing for Snapshot function
  • No Channel Surf function
  • Line-in connection unsupported

In closing I should say that the heart transplantation carried out by theguys at Leadtek was successful. The tuner has no operational problems onour local area, unlike Conexant CX23881 based tuners from other companies.Taking into account the company's reputation, I do not doubt that it won'thave problems in funding buyers for the Leadtek WinFast TV 2000 Expert.


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