Re: Need capture card suggestion

Rob Fleetwood (
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 10:09:30 -0700


The Captivator works fine - less than $100. It is actually a VideoLogic product and, you are
correct - they are NOT making them any more. However, please see the following message I received
from VideoLogic affirming that there are still some around. Be careful not to get the Captivator
Pro since it does not work with CUSeeMe.

Re: Captivator
Thu, 16 May 96 13:44:17
Silvia Ohr <>

Dear Rob,

Captivator Pro will not work with CUSeeMe. CUSeeMe requires Video for
Windows Preview Mode which is not supported by Captivator Pro. In any
other respects, Captivator Pro will do the same as Captivator.
Captivator Pro though needs to connect to your graphics card via VMC
(Vesa Media Channel).
We are not manufacturing any more Captivator cards, but we still have
stock that we are selling. If you have problems find a dealer that is
still selling Captivator, contact our US sales office on, te;@ 415 875 0606.

Best regards
Silvia Ohr
Customer Support Engineer
Ron Elkayam wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jun 1996, Daniel W. Erskine wrote:
> > Greetings:
> > You might want to look at the June96 edition of "Computer Shopper" catalog. On
> > page 272, they list the new "Diamond Stealth64 2201TV" card. This card combines
> > the features of both graphics acceleration AND TV tuner technology!!! The article
> > also talks about the benefits and "pit-falls" associated with this new product.
> > Good luck...
> I, like too many other good men, have been skrood in the rear by Diamond
> with one of their older cards (can you say "shi-T drivers"?)
> I wouldn't put a Diamond card in my machine if Diamond paid me to beta
> test it.
> Please, other suggestions...
> How's the Captivator by Digital Vision? I heard it's discontinued but
> that it's still pretty good.
> Ron.