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If youre tired of missing your favorite TV shows use Video Memory Card Recorder- Half price at mymemory £20.99

£20.99 @ MyMemory
The V-Mate allows you to select your desired playback device profile, or manually set video format, resolution, and quality levels via a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) displayed on your … Read More
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The V-Mate allows you to select your desired playback device profile, or manually set video format, resolution, and quality levels via a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) displayed on your television screen. The GUI makes it very easy to navigate through the menu and select recording and viewing options. Recording may be done from any composite video source, including:
- Cable/Satellite/Terrestrial Set-Top Box
- DVD Player
- Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)
- Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
- Camcorder

SCHEDULE RECORDING(S)
The V-Mate allows you to schedule recordings of television programs based on channel, date, and start/stop times, including daily and weekly repeats. You may program up to 30 time slots.

PLAYBACK
You can view your recorded video content by simply inserting your flash memory card into a compatible portable device including, your:
- Mobile phone
- Handheld game console
- PDA
- Video Music Player
- Personal Media Player (PMP)
- PC/notebook computer
- V-Mate connected to your TV
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#1
Don't forget Quidco, maybe 4%
#2
What format does this convert to?

I'm thinking of getting one to back up all my old videos and convert DV camcorder footage direct to a format that Youtube will comprehend. Will this do the job? Cheers
#3
Anybody got any experience of these? Sounds like a cracking little piece of kit to me. Just wondering how good they are in practise?
#4
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1451 site that might give a bit more info about the product :thumbsup:
#5
Video Formats:
Codecs: MPEG-4 Simple Profile, H.263
Formats: MP4, 3GP, 3G2
Resolution: Up to 640x480 pixels
Frame Rate: Up to 30fps
TV Formats: NTSC & PAL
Record up to 3.5 hours of high quality video per gigabyte
#6
Some fairly positive reviews here
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-video-recorders-dvrs/sandisk-v-mate/4505-6474_7-32104407.html

Thanks to OP - I've gone for it as a basic recorder for general purposes and to get video onto my pda. It may be a bit fiddly but cheap and ingenious!
#8
As it is over £18 and the company is based in the Channel Islands, will it get stung by customs for VAT and the excessive Royal Mail charge?
1 Like #9
http://uk.sandisk.com/Products/ProductInfo.aspx?ID=2171

Product Specifications:
Dimensions
5.1” (L) x 2.6&rdquot; (W) x 0.8&rdquot; (H)
130 mm (L) x 66 mm (W) x 20 mm (H)

Video Formats
Codecs: MPEG-4 Simple Profile, H.263
Formats: MP4, 3GP, 3G2
Resolution: Up to 640x480 pixels
Frame Rate: Up to 30fps
TV Formats: NTSC & PAL
Record up to 3.5 hours** of high-quality video per gigabyte ***

Connectors
3.5mm input for composite video, audio left & right
3.5mm output for composite video, audio left & right
USB mini B
IR emitter (connection to set-top box or VCR)
Power

Supported Card Formats
SD, SDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, microSD microSDHC
(RS-)MMC (DV), MMCplus, MMC
Memory Stick/PRO/Duo/PRO Duo

Indicators(LED)
Power
Recording status
Card activity (at each card slot)

Minimum System Requirements
TV with RCA composite video (NTSC or PAL) and audio connection
Video source with RCA composite video and audio composite connection

There's some links to video guides on that page too http://mp3support.sandisk.com/vmate/vmateplayvideo.wmv
#10
ordered from them before and paid no duty.

Looks like a bargain, just what i have been looking for, I noticed there are have been a few firmware updates which address some issues people were having with these. So check your it has the latest firmware or update http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1451

My pvr has no inputs so this box of tricks will let me record from my cable box, next time ppv boxing is on, no late night!
#11
Looks good.
#12
Just ordered one! Cheers very muchly! heat and rep added
#13
just ordered. should make grabbing stuff off VHS much easier :)

dont forget quidco!
#14
would the quality of the recordings be anygood to burn to DVD? whats the standard DVD resolution? reason i ask i because the playback devices on seem to be mobiles phones, ipods etc which im suspecting the device can only do low res stuff.

anyone advise?
1 Like #15
lanc_red
would the quality of the recordings be anygood to burn to DVD? whats the standard DVD resolution? reason i ask i because the playback devices on seem to be mobiles phones, ipods etc which im suspecting the device can only do low res stuff.

anyone advise?


"Resolution: Up to 640x480 pixels"

I would guess that the difference wouldn't be much as I think the res is only about 10% less than dvd res.
#16
640x480 pixels is Standard definition in 4:3, so exactly the same resolution as DVDs
#17
Very interesting. I would have a number of uses for a box like this -- possible playback of files created by my SD camcorder, creation of files for my PMP and even as a possible replacement/supplement for my HDD/DVD recorder.

In addition, if no good will easily get cash back on ebay -- have you seen the prices these things go for?

Heat added. Good find.
#18
jasejames;4350226

In addition, if no good will easily get cash back on ebay -- have you seen the prices these things go for?

Heres one priced at £197.95 :-D:-D
#19
Mavisbeacon
640x480 pixels is Standard definition in 4:3, so exactly the same resolution as DVDs


From wiki:

"Although many resolutions and formats are supported, most consumer DVD-Video discs use either 4:3 or anamorphic 16:9 aspect ratio MPEG-2 video, stored at a resolution of 720×480 (NTSC) or 720×576 (PAL) at 23.976, 29.97, or 25 FPS"

I thought the resolutions were slightly higher.
#20
Interestingly I received a £15 cashback voucher from a loyalty place for the next order -- must see if I can use that up lol.
#21


lol. Daylight robbery :roll:

I think these things originally retailed at $129, so anything much over £50 is a rip-off to be honest.
banned#22
how on earth would this thing record freeview / terrestial? Surely its not clever enough to change channels on any freeview box you connect to it?
#23
csiman
how on earth would this thing record freeview / terrestial? Surely its not clever enough to change channels on any freeview box you connect to it?


If you check out the user manual someone posted a link to earlier in the thread, it has an infra-red transmitter on a wire you stick in front of the sensor on your TV / Sky box or whatever, so it can control some external tuners at least.
#24
cheers for the replies regarding resolution. got a shed loads of videos that need archiving off.
#25
I might put all my videos and dvds on ebay/amazon/play and convert them as I sell them :) With over 2000 of the things i'd better make a bit of money from my scheming! lol.
#26
Amazon Customer Reviews seem to rate the video quality for the price (£29.99 at MyMemory!?!) but sound reproduction is poor...

[ http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/product/B000L97KYO ]

BFN,

fp.
#27
donttouchthehair;4351115
I might put all my videos and dvds on ebay/amazon/play and convert them as I sell them :) With over 2000 of the things i'd better make a bit of money from my scheming! lol.


that's. what's the word? illegal?
#28
lmaolmao
that's. what's the word? illegal?


:whistling:
banned#29
donttouchthehair
I might put all my videos and dvds on ebay/amazon/play and convert them as I sell them :) With over 2000 of the things i'd better make a bit of money from my scheming! lol.


if your planning on doing something illegal you might as well download the movies instead, it will save you so much more time :thumbsup:
#30
Was about to order one but noticed it comes with a funny eu plug
#31
Lets face it , less than 21 squid and it will convert on the fly to mpeg 4 its got to be a great product. Reviews on the whole look good. Have ordered one myself.
#32
seems very good
#33
This would be good to be a subsitute for a sky+ box thanks
#34
jasejames;4350226
In addition, if no good will easily get cash back on ebay -- have you seen the prices these things go for?


Looking at competed auctions on ebay they fetch £20, tops.

Good price though for a useful looking gadget.
#35
Mavisbeacon;4350202
640x480 pixels is Standard definition in 4:3, so exactly the same resolution as DVDs
But of course there's a lot more to it than resolution. Cascaded compression will reduce the picture quality, markedly if the bit-rate is low, and the fact that it takes a composite input only means that you will get all the PAL artifacts avoidable if you use component/RGB.
#36
Hi

Found the following in MyMemory T&C's - so for delivery to the UK all tax has been included.

Whilst MyMemory will try to ensure that prices on the web site are accurate, we are not responsible for errors that may occur. If we discover any errors in the price of goods before we accept your order, we will notify you as soon as possible and give you the option to resubmit your order at the correct price or cancel the order. The price of all goods and services advertised are inclusive of any applicable UK taxes including VAT. The price does not include any importation taxes applicable outside of the United Kingdom.
#37
liable for duty but below the vat threshold
#38
As people have been saying, a device with several uses. When it comes to recording from TV though, I can't see any evidence that it will work with Freeview. Sky, Freesat and Cable yes, but can't see a set-up code for Freeview.
Anybody know?
#39
Are you talking infrared codes here? Because as Freesat is much newer than Freeview, I'd be surprised if it wirked with the former but not the latter.

If you're talking video signals, then if your Freeview box has a composite output it will work.
#40
Who thought up this? Someone must have thought there was a need?

I am just struggling to see any benefit over a standard DVD/Hard Drive recorder

But for £20, what the hey!

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