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Old Oct 17, 2006, 3:52 PM   #1
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Hey all,

Been doing more research, and this Aiptek model looks really nice.

http://www.aiptek.com.tw/english/product/dv/dvt300.htm

The one thing I cant find in the description is that you can use it as a DVR as a few of their models state. Does anybody know if it can be used to record tv, and if so, do I need to buy cables to go with it, or would it have them packaged with the camera?

Thanks as always
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 5:10 PM   #2
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this is the one I want, but not in the USA:P

1 if the camcorder does not say AV input it will not record tv...........

If it is av input thecable will be in there

it is a 3 pin jack like your head set to a rca jack

the MPVR or dv6800 is a Mono system while the dv8800 or PVR is a sterio system

I think if you're interested in PVR recording look elsewhere.

but if you're pc savy you can use convertor software to still play on the camera
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The T300 isn't available in the USA yet.

Hopefully a member in Asia, or one who has purchased it from there, can answer your questions.I don't see any mention of A/V In or TV In so its probably not there.

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ARGH. I've found some good ones but always seems they aren't available in the usa. The best choice I have is the DV8800 by Aiptek. Opinions gentlemen?
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ARGH. I've found some good ones but always seems they aren't available in the usa. The best choice I have is the DV8800 by Aiptek. Opinions gentlemen?
I know the feeling exactly! We got foisted off with the T100 otherwise known as the IS-DV2 instead of the T300!

I would stay away from the DV 8800 (also known as the PVR in Bestbuy) for the time being until Aiptek fix the video sharpening problem. Fishycomics and myselfhave alreadycomplained to them and they are now aware of the problem, but still they have them for sale! They should stop selling them until they are fixed which doesn't look like it will be anytime soon now.

If you want to see how bad the problem is with the PVR/DV8800, look at this video clip:
http://media.putfile.com/PVR3104
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eek, that video blew! Is there a decent alternative out in the world, or should I say, available to us?
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 9:16 PM   #7
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The MPVR is basically the same but with a 3MP sensor. Fishycomics will tell you more about it. OR if you can find it in Bestbuy's, get the original IS-DV. A great little camera. Why they didn't improve on this model instead of creating the IS-DV2 which is a totally different design, is anyones guess.

The video from the PVR would be pretty good if it wasn't for this defect.

Here is a clip that doesn't show this problem to any great extent: http://media.putfile.com/PVR3

If it didn't have this sharpening problem, the video on this and the the MPVR are nearly as good as the much more expensive Sanyo Xacti's in my opinion.

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Old Oct 17, 2006, 9:45 PM   #8
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no matter how you look at it. a major camera is the best way to go.

Aiptek will lower their guard by telling you Mustek is a way better camcoder.

for now its best t research. creative labs iis a better camcorder as wellas others. but not in your local stores
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Old Oct 18, 2006, 1:05 AM   #9
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I brought digilife ddv 5120A, I have yet to play with, hoping toI wa get sometime this weekend though. I was able to get it during Digital Life in New York this pass weekend. I don't know if it's what you are looking for though. www.digilifeusa.com is the website.
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sassyleewelcome aboard



1. what was the price you paid? and were there these two guys selling this model in a post way way back in the forum


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKmGBhxUhU8video of the two fools there

b/c these shows they Overcharge. but that's whereyou can also pick up the latest , and possably not released stuff.

2. did you see theother Link in here for free tic's

http://digitallife.com/flash.html

http://www.digitallife.com/tickets.html, then enter code "INSIDER2006". 6 free tic's

It may be worth the wait but look at the line at the show in the vid :G

well aware of the digilife site but not yet noticed that camcorder........
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