Re: PCMCIA Firewire card question
- From: "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 01:45:24 GMT
The Dazzle may not be the best choice -- it was just an example. If your
price range allows it, consider an Inspiron 6000 (look at the outlet for
some good prices. The 6000 is outstanding (typing this on mine) and
includes a firewire port.
"geo" <huskyrider390@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> A friend of mine has the Dazzle and didn't like it. I guess it sits around
> collecting dust.
> As for my approch, it'll work you say? I see some are 2 port and 3 port,
> there one I should have over the other?
> I'm thinking of a B130 Inspiron with a DVD burner or a HP laptop they have
> at Circuit City, don't know which one to get.
> But, what more can you tell me about the PCMCIA card and maybe speed using
> Tom Scales <tomtoo@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> By power they mean the ability to power a device. Your camcorder will not
>> require that. Your approach will work, but for the price of a PCMCIA
>> firewire card, you could get a decent capture device and skip the
>> For example, Dazzle has a rebate, so the final cost is $36:
>> Never used one, but read good things.
>> "geo" <huskyrider390@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >I want to get laptop, and the ones I'm looking at don't have a Firewire
>> > port, so I guess I would have to use a PCMCIA Firewire card.
>> > I don't know anything about Firewire, let along PCMCIA Firewird cards.
>> > I
>> > want to transfer my old VHS tapes to DVD's.
>> > My plan is to go from the VHS deck through a digital camcorder (like
>> > the
>> > Canon ZR 400) by way of it's Firewire port, to the PCMCIA Firewire in
>> > laptop, and save in the laptop for either editing or burning.
>> > I've heard something mentioned about "power"for the PCMCIA Firewire
>> > can anyone give me some help on what I'd like to do, is this possible
>> > what about this "power" thing for the Firewire card. Doesn't it get
>> > it's
>> > own
>> > power from the laptop slot that it will get plugged into? Any and all
>> > is appreciated.
>> > thanks,
>> > geo
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